Eat Festivals first recipes

Delighted to have received the first three of my printed recipes from Eat Festivals in their brochures, make sure to head across to their page to see all the up coming (award winning) events and there will be more recipes from me in their future brochures too!! #recipes #eatfestival #eatfestivals #eatfestival2018 #personalchef #caterer #awardwinningevents #somerset Eat: Portishead Eat Taunton Eat Weston Eat Burnham on Sea EatwellyEat Wellington

 

 

Eat Festivals

Eat Festivals are multi awarding winning events. They have festivals across Somerset and have even branched into a new vegan festival next year!  

Eat Festivals To Book an event with us or to ask us to produce recipes for you please contact us

Pop Up Street Food with Lesley Waters

Friday 1st of September

pop up street food resturant Join myself and Lesley Waters, best known for her TV appearances on such programmes as Read Steady Cook and her cookery school at Halstock in Dorset, for a pop up street food restaurant at Melbury Vale Winery in Shaftesbury. We shall be presenting an evening of delicious street food and introducing our new product range. Throughout the evening you will receive samples of the lovely wines, view a demonstration by myself and Lesley and be the first to enjoy our delicious menu. The evening will start at 7pm

This is the food we love to eat and we would love to see you there for a totally new and fresh dining experience.

Pop Up Street Food – MENU 

Sweet potato steak Banh Mi with pickled Vietnamese slaw and coriander aioli

Thai fish broth with sticky rice, Thai dukkah and basil salad

Chinese style pork belly wrap with cucumber, spring onion and watercress hash with a hoisin dressing

 

Japanese cotton cheesecake with griddled pineapple and yuzu sauce

 

This menu is not suitable for people with a gluten or dairy intolerance

To book please click here or contact me at steve@stevejamesltd.com or 07909651557

 

Retail Therapy: Pop Up Sales

Last Sunday we went to an amazing pop up sale from Retail Therapy: Pop Up Sales with some fantastic sellers! The pop up sale was held at The Old Town Hall in Weymouth. We saw a great variety of products from sale and thought we would share some of our favourites with you. Either follow the links below to see their products or keep an eye out for the next pop up sale!!:-

Beautiful Wooden watches from Fortune Forty Six www.fortunefortysix.co.uk 

Fantastic tea towels and aprons from Sue’s Crafts 

Amazing scented candles, soaps and red diffusers from Made at Burngate Farm my favourite scent was the Gooseberry and elderflower

Kreations by Kay www.kreationsbykay.co.uk creating beautiful items from recycled materials including surf boards and skate boards into jewellery

and the absolutely beautiful jewellery of Pearl Divine using gemstones and crystals and many other beautiful itemsretail therapy: pop up sale

BUT……………… The stand out stall for me on the day was the absolutely delicious cakes by Kate Yearsley. I had a slice of the raspberry ripple cake which was incredibly moist sponge cake rippled throughout the whole cake with raspberry and coated in a buttercream frosting!! Delicious!

 

Hen Party Catering- Beer, Seaton

It has taken a little while to get round to putting this Hen Party Catering on the blog but all pictures have already gone up on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram for people to see

On the 24th June 2017 we held a dinner party in Beer, Seaton. It was organised by Sophie for her friends hen party. There was lots of dietary requirements required for this one. Nut free, dairy free, onion free, 3 vegetarians, wheat free and no lamb or goats or cheese.

Hen party catering Menu

Canapés

Butternut squash veloute with oat crème fraiche, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil and parsley crisp

Sweet potato and carrot spiced fritter with nut free pesto

Squid ink tapioca crisp with smoked mackerel, beetroot hummus, borage flower and fennel

Caraway crisp topped with tomato chutney, heritage tomatoes, basil and pickled cucumber

Main

Cider marinated pork belly with thyme roasted carrots, green beans, gremolata and cider sauce

Vegetarian Main

Moroccan butternut squash filo pie with hummus, dukkah, harissa spiced yoghurt and broad bean, asparagus and rocket salad

Dessert

Dairy free vanilla panna cotta with a toffee popcorn crumb and a Khalua chocolate sauce

To book us for your hen party please contact us 

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Dorset Seafood Festival 2017

This weekend we went to the Dorset Seafood Festival 2017. The town was absolutely packed and the festival gathered big crowds. We tried some amazing foods, beautiful drinks and glorious sunshine! It was great to see such great importance on sustainability including their sustainability awards and also featuring the fantastic Matthew Budden from Stanwell House Hotel who is very passionate about sustainability. I also got to watch demonstrations from the great Peter Gordon and one of my favourite food writers and chefs Gizzi Erskine who were incredible to watch.

Based on the Weymouth Harbour side you were spoilt for choice with delicious samples and fantastic street food from over 100 stalls. But you couldn’t expect anything less with amazing sponsors such as Pommery Champagne, Fisher & Paykel, Weird Fish, Badger Ales, Volvo Cars in Poole,  Seafish and Dream Cottages.

Their partner sponsors also include Dorset food and drink, Direct seafood, Reserve Seafood, Broil King, the Food and Travel Magazine and many more!

 

 

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Lytes Cary Manor

 

Lytes Cary Manor Personal chef pavlova with mixed berries berry sauce and vanilla cream

Yesterday Lunchtime we cooked our first meal at Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton as a personal chef for Nancy and her family. There we a few requirements for this meal. there needed to be some gluten free options and dairy free. There was also a rather large table to fill so we decided to serve everything family style on rustic boards and platters. We are there for four days over the next week but this is the menu we decided on four their first lunch with pictures underneath. We are looking forward to returning there tonight for their second meal.

Lytes Cary Manor Menu 1

Starter

Asparagus, parmesan, macadamia nut and spinach salad with a lemon and poppy seed dressing

Salmon and lemon mini fish cakes with rocket

Main

Chicken breast with pine nut puree, spinach with pine nuts, tarragon and chicken sauce

Braised beef with roasted squash, kale and mushrooms with sage and a red wine sauce

Served with dauphinoise potatoes, one normal one made with goats milk

Desserts

Pavolva with berries and a berry sauce one with a vanilla cream the other with a vanilla oat crème fraiche

Flourless chocolate pear cake with crème fraiche or oat cream

If you would like to book us for your own holiday catering then please contact us Contact UsLytes Cary Manor Flourless chocolate and pear cake Lytes Cary Manor asparagus macadamia nut, spinach and parmesan salad with lemon poppyseed dressing braised beef brisket with kale squash sage and mushrooms Lytes Cary Manor

Weymouth hen party

On Saturday evening we hosted a dinner party for a Weymouth hen party. This was located right on the esplanade with a beautiful ocean view. Hattie and was organising a special meal for the bride to be and contacted us a little while ago to put together a menu for this evening. After discussing requirements and looking through our menus we came down to final choices. We decided on a three course meal to suit the 13 of them. The Menu was as follows:-

 

Weymouth hen party Menu

Starter

Goats cheese custard and beetroot

Pickled beetroot, beetroot parcels filled with smoked goats cheese custard. roast hazelnuts, hazelnut crumb. goats cheese custard. goats cheese. lemon and rapeseed oil dressed rocket and beet leaves

Main

Beef cheek

24 hour braised beef cheek with cauliflower purée, crispy potato slices. asparagus. sprouting broccoli and a pale ale sauce

Dessert

Pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake

Pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake with a biscuit and honeycomb crumb with edible gold leaf.

Beetroot and goats cheese Weymouth hen party

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Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Weymouth. Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis. Also Weston, Bridgewater, cheddar, crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham and Yeovil.

Birthday dinner party Abbotsbury

On Saturday evening we held a birthday dinner party Abbotsbury in Dorset. The dinner party was for 8 people at Greenbanks which is a beautiful house overlooking the sea with beautiful views.

The group chose from our seasonal menu and their choices were as follows.

Birthday dinner party Abbotsbury

Starters

Set cheese soufflé with sautéed wild mushrooms, spinach leaves, nut crumb and garlic toasts.

or

Confit chicken wings with parsnip veloute and pickled apple.

Mains

Pork belly With parsnip crisps, celeriac puree, braised red cabbage and pork sauce.

or

Chicken croquettes With crushed buttered new potatoes, honey and thyme carrots, sage and onion puree, bread sauce and sprout leaves.

or

Harissa parsnip and squash puff pie With a roasted vegetable salad and whipped goats cheese.

Dessert

Chocolate fondant with peanut caramel tuille and salted butter caramel sauce.

or

Apple tart with winter fruits, a berry sauce and Chantilly cream.

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Yeovil personal chef dinner party , Somerset ox cheek

On Saturday we were a Yeovil personal chef in Somerset. We provided a catering serving for four people. The starter was a blue cheese galette which was devoured whilst the main course was prepared. The main course was a braised ox cheek in a red wine sauce. This was served with batons of celeriac which were pan fried until golden. There was also crispy fried shallots and confit shallot petals. The dish was finished with baby thyme roast carrots, watercress and oyster mushrooms. Served with a glossy red wine sauce to drizzle over the dish.

The dessert that followed this main course will be posted tomorrow!

To book your own evening please contact us

Yeovil Personal chef- Ox cheek with celeriac, crispy shallot, confit shallot petals, thyme roasted baby carrots, watercress, oyster mushrooms and red wine sauce

Yeovil personal chef

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Raspberry, rose, lychee and rosemary Mille Feuille dinner party yeovil

We catered for a dinner party Yeovil last Thursday evening. They had two courses. The first was a chicken wellington. This consisted of chicken breast, wrapped in Parma ham, mushroom duxelle and puff pastry. This was served with crushed new potatoes, cabbage and a white wine, chorizo and thyme creamy sauce.

The dessert for the dinner party Yeovil was a Mille feuille. It was a raspberry, rosemary, rose and lychee Mille feuille. This consisted of puff pastry layers with lychees and raspberries sandwiched between. The layers were held together with a rosemary cream and drizzled with a raspberry and rose sauce. The Mille feuille was finished with some gold leaf.

To book your own dinner party please contact us  

 Raspberry, rose, lychee and rosemary Mille Feuille dinner party yeovildinner party Yeovil Raspberry and lychee Mille feuille with a Rosemary cream raspberry and rose sauce and gold leaf www.stevejamesltd.com #millefeuille #rosemary #cream #raspberry #lychee #rose #goldleaf #personalchef #somersetchef #dorsetchef #privatechef #caterer Raspberry and lychee Mille feuille with a Rosemary cream raspberry and rose sauce and gold leaf www.stevejamesltd.com #millefeuille #rosemary #cream #raspberry #lychee #rose #goldleaf #personalchef #somersetchef #dorsetchef #privatechef #caterer dinner party Yeovil Raspberry and lychee Mille feuille with a Rosemary cream raspberry and rose sauce and gold leaf www.stevejamesltd.com #millefeuille #rosemary #cream #raspberry #lychee #rose #goldleaf dinner party Yeovil #personalchef #somersetchef #dorsetchef #privatechef #catererWe are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston 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.