I had a great evening last night as a personal chef at the Three Little Pigs Luxury Cottage. This was for fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger Style Mum. You can find her blog here
With beautiful bedrooms and a stunning kitchen set in the middle of the Dorset countryside of Milton Abbas. This cottage offers everything you could ask for. You can take a tour of the cottage on their website here
As a starter they had butternut squash ravioli with sage burnt butter sauce and pine nuts.
We then moved on to the main which was braised pigs cheek in Ale. This is accompanied by crispy potatoes, thyme carrots and caramelised roasted shallots.
To finish we had blackberry and apple tarte tatin. Served with a vanilla pouring cream. As it was he friends birthday this was served whole at the table with birthday candles for her to blow out!
personal chef at the Three Little Pigs Luxury Cottage
Who wouldn’t want to dine in this dining room?
You can find a whole page bout us on their website. This includes a personal recommendation for when I went and cooked for the owners Howard and Stephanie at the cottage.
We cover the majority of Somerset and Dorset including: Weymouth, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester, Glastonbury, Lyme Regis, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil. If you would like to know if we cover your area please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss this with you.
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Today was the last day of game shoot day lunches Dorset. We have provided lunches every week for the game shoot days. This was for Upcerne sporting club in Upcerne and West Compton since September last year. Today we finished our lunches with them. We wanted to share a picture of one of the beautiful buildings we have been lucky enough to be cooking in this season.
We have had a fantastic season and enjoyed creating dishes for the groups that have attended. Below is a sample menu of dishes provided, with a few extras not on the menu.
Game Shoot day lunches Dorset sample menu
Squid ink crisp topped with smoked mackerel dill and beetroot hummus.
Chicken sage onion and pine nut pinwheels.
Butternut veloute with crème fraiche pumpkin seeds and parsley.
Parma ham on bread crisp with hazelnut puree and parsley.
Individual partridge pie filled with brined breast, confit leg, mushrooms, shallots and herbs.
with dauphinoise potatoes, chestnut puree, watercress, with a port sauce.
24hr braised Ox cheek.
with celeriac, crispy shallot, confit shallot petals, thyme roasted baby carrots, watercress, oyster mushrooms and red wine sauce.
Braised pressed pork belly.
cannellini bean puree, thyme and honey roasted carrots, pomme Anna, brussel sprout leaves and cider sauce.
Confit duck leg.
With braised red cabbage, rosemary crispy potatoes, raw cauliflower slices, cherries, sliced almonds and a pink peppercorn sauce.
Moroccan braised lamb neck.
with cumin roasted squash coriander, hummus dukkah, cauliflower and a spiced lamb sauce.
Vanilla panna cotta.
with a blackberry and mint compote and hazelnut vanilla crumble.
with a sweet mint pesto and nut crumb.
Black sesame meringue.
with yuzu curd, white chocolate cream and roasted peaches.
Spiced poached pear.
with hot chocolate sauce, ginger vanilla cream and praline crumb.
Selection of different cheeses from Dorset and Somerset.
served with a homemade sweet chilli citrus jelly. Homemade caramelised onion chutney, quince jelly, toasted candied pecans. Seasonal fruit (figs, grapes or pear) and a selection of homemade biscuits.
Steve James is able to offer a Butlers in the Buff
Are you organising a hen party or a special event? Looking to surprise the hen or your guests! Why not add a Butler in the buff……..or two, to greet guests at the door. They can play party games with you and even make cocktails and pour your drinks. Most importantly they will serve your food! At previous parties they have handed round canapés and served your starter, main and dessert to the table. Before and during the meal they will serve and top up your drinks and then afterwards have even served petit fours with coffee. What more could you want with you delicious food than a hunky waiter in the buff to serve it to you!
Butlers in the Buff
The butlers are the perfect accompaniment to
The butlers are not just available for ladies events they can also help with mixed and same sex/gay events
Same sex/gay stag/hen parties
gay/Same sex dinner parties
Same sex/gay weddings
gay/Same sex anniversaries
same sex/gay birthday parties
And Butlers In The Buff UK has been approved by Pink Weddings the the UK’s first gay wedding company you can find here
We can now offer this with our company and an exclusive menu to Butlers in the Buff Uk and will be released soon so keep watching!
To organise your party please contact us. Email email@example.com or call 07909651557 and we will be happy to help!
We cover Somerset, Dorset and East Devon. Weymouth, Dorchester, Bridport, Taunton, Lyme Regis, Bridgewater and many other places! If you are unsure if we cover your area then please contact us! We can travel further but travel expenses would need to be covered please contact us to discuss your requirements!
The other day we received this lovely thank you card for a surprise party that we did some Buffet catering Dorchester for Alison. Alison was joined by her friends and family to celebrate her Birthday. We were delighted to help cater a varied buffet of sweet and savoury dishes to suit everyone’s tastes. It is always lovely to get feedback from our clients and this followed the lovely review left by her daughter on our Facebook page as seen below or see the original on Facebook here:
We had steve cater for my mum’s 50th birthday party Saturday afternoon. He came round a few hours before the party started and brought with him a whole variety of food. We gave him a few suggestions beforehand but most of it was his idea. Everyone was impressed with what choices were there.
He laid it all out with labels stating what each thing was and if it was suitable for vegetarians, he also prepared things like sandwiches at our house and everything else was also fresh. There were things there to meet everyone’s needs. The spread looked lovely and everyone complimented the food.
There was also plenty there even though we’re all big eaters and we had some left over! Definitely good for money! He also supplied paper plates and wooden cutlery so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Steve himself was really nice and friendly and professional. Would recommend to anyone and would use him again!
Thank you card for Buffet catering Dorchester
We loved the front of the card including the words Moochos Gracias. If you would like to book your own buffet catering then please get in contact with us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mobile 07909651557
We are also a personal chef and private chef service that covers Somerset and East Devon, Weymouth, Bridport. Yeovil and Puddletown, Poole, Bournemouth, Wimborne and many others.
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We are so proud this year to have been put forward as a Somerset Life Best Chef Finalist. to have been nominated for this in our first year is an honour. We would like tot hank everyone who nominated us this year we really appreciate it. We would also like to congratulate all of the finalists and all of the winners for all of the categories which can be seen here or listed below. We have an amazing array of produce, pubs, restaurants, chefs and food events throughout Somerset which you can see highlighted below from the finalists in this years awards.