Mothers Day Menu 2018

Our Mothers Day Menu 2018 has just been released. Mothers day 2018 is on the 11th of March this year. Make sure to get your booking in early to avoid disappointment.

Mothers Day Menu 2018

Canapes

Peppadews Stuffed with broad bean tapenade and mozzarella

Falafel With tzatziki

Potato and spring onion soup With peppered croutons

Halloumi With caper, chilli and citrus dressing

Starters

Crab cakes with siracha mayo With dressed salad leaves

Scallops With butternut squash puree, pine nuts and sage butter

Tomato gazpacho

Duck rillettes With toasted sourdough and dressed leaves

Mains

Mac and cheese with rosemary and garlic pangritata and nutmeg butter green beans

Spiced crispy pork belly with grapefruit chilli dressing, spring onion mash and chilli oil dressed greens

Pea risotto With salmon, parmesan and rocket

Prawn massamam curry with crispy noodles, steamed rice and flat bread

Desserts

Buttermilk panna cotta with cardamom, orange strawberries

lemon posset with pink pepper and raspberry shortbreads

chocolate coated meringue with marshmallow cream and raspberries

Eton mess and rosewater cheesecake

Petit Fours

Mocha chocolate bark

Rose baklava

Mini cinnamon buns

Double chocolate peanut butter biscuits

Price: Per person

3 courses £48

4 courses £54

5 courses £60

Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

To book please contact us

Mothers Day Menu 2018 white chocolate mousse with cardamom orange strawberries

we are a personal chef service providing cater for Dorset, Somerset and East Devon including postcode areas of DT1, DT2, DT3, DT4, DT5, DT6, DT7, DT8, DT9, DT10, DT11, BH12, BH13, BH14, BH15,

BH16, BH17, BH18, BH19, BH20, BH21,

TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4, TA5, TA6, TA7, TA8, TA9, TA10, TA11, TA12, TA13, TA14, TA15, TA16, TA17, TA18, TA19, TA20, TA21,

BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7, BA8, BA9, BA10, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14, BA15, BA16, BA17, BA18, BA19, BA20, BA21, BA22

If you cant see your postcode above please contact us to see if we cover your area

Spring Menu 2018

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We are pleased to announce the release of our new Spring Menu 2018. This menu will be available from the beginning of March until the end of May 2018

The menu is full of great local seasonal produce as always

Spring Menu 2018

Canapes

Buttered radishes with black pudding crumb

Crab and avocado melba toast

Feta, roasted red pepper, dukkah and coriander croutes

Ricotta, broad bean and mint crostini

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Starters

Gammon, pea and lovage salad with pea soup and parmesan

Chilled tomato consommé with tomato, basil and pine nuts

Smoked duck, pink peppercorn, pickled grapes and beetroot with beetroot crispbreads

Crab and lobster tian horseradish, cucumber sauce, mixed herbs

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Mains

Asparagus, lemon and parmesan risotto

Chicken breast with miso sauce, charred sweetcorn, cucumber, spring onion, roasted squash and herbed crumb

Pan fried bream with mustard tarragon sauce, peas, buttered new potatoes

Slow braised lamb in a onion, balsamic and thyme sauce with butter beans and green beans

Braised pork belly with galangal broth, baby Thai asparagus, mushrooms, bok choi and crispy noodles

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Desserts

Coconut, raspberry and rose posset

Passionfruit and mango meringue roulade

Rhubarb and custard panna cotta

Strawberries and cream- but not as you know it

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Petit Fours

Apricot tart

Salted fudge

Elderflower jellies in lemon sugar

Triple chocolate brownie

Price: Per person 3 courses £48

4 courses £54

5 courses £60

Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

 

we are a personal chef service providing cater for Dorset, Somerset and East Devon including postcode areas of DT1, DT2, DT3, DT4, DT5, DT6, DT7, DT8, DT9, DT10, DT11, BH12, BH13, BH14, BH15,

BH16, BH17, BH18, BH19, BH20, BH21,

TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4, TA5, TA6, TA7, TA8, TA9, TA10, TA11, TA12, TA13, TA14, TA15, TA16, TA17, TA18, TA19, TA20, TA21,

BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4, BA5, BA6, BA7, BA8, BA9, BA10, BA11, BA12, BA13, BA14, BA15, BA16, BA17, BA18, BA19, BA20, BA21, BA22

If you cant see your postcode above please contact us to see if we cover your area

personal chef at the Three Little Pigs Luxury Cottage

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?

personal chef at the Three Little Pigs Luxury Cottage

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.

To book your own evening please contact us

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.

Please Inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances you have

Valentines Day Menu 2018

Our Valentines Day Menu 2018 is now available to view and book! We will be running this menu from the 10th until the 16th of February 2018

You can view the menu here

Our menu comprises great local seasonal produce from fantastic suppliers!

Valentines Day Menu 2018

Canapes

Roasted peach

Parma ham, goats cheese and honey brushetta

Asparagus and roasted red pepper

With whipped feta on a rye crisp

Smoked salmon

In cheddar cups with avocado mousse

Halloumi

With caper, chilli and citrus dressing

Starters

Roasted beetroot salad

With blue cheese, hazelnuts, endive and rocket

Scallops

With serrano ham and a pea and parsley sauce

Tomato gazpacho

Sharer for two Herbed whole baked camembert drizzled with rapeseed oil served with bread croutes and dressed rocket pomegranate and walnut salad

crab

avocado, watermelon, cucumber, lovage

Mains

Duck breast

Thyme roasted carrots and dauphinoise potatoes with red wine sauce

Crispy pork belly

with pomme anna, celeriac remoulade, apple puree and a cider sauce

Wild mushroom risotto

With parmesan and pea shoots, served with ciabatta drizzled with olive oil

Crab

macaroni cheese with garlic and rosemary focaccia and watercress salad

Rack of lamb

with black pudding, pea veloute, glazed carrots and spring vegetables and watercress

Desserts

White chocolate and strawberry torte

with clotted cream and strawberry coulis

Chocolate tart with raspberry and meringue

Fig tart

with a dulce de leche cream

Raspberry, rosemary and vanilla tart

with a rosewater syrup

Custard panna cotta

Rhubarb compote and shortbread crumb

Petit Fours

Raspberry and white chocolate blondie

Earl grey and dark chocolate truffle

Salted caramel fudge

White chocolate, rose and raspberry lollipop

Price: Per person

3 courses £48

4 courses £54

5 courses £60

Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

Valentines Day Menu 2018
rhubarb and custard panna cotta

Butlers in the Buff

Butler in the buff with catering

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

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The butlers are the perfect accompaniment to

  • Hen parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Ladies nights
  • Dinner parties
  • Baby showersButlers in the Buff same sex gay birthdays stag

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 partiesButlers in the Buff Hen 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 steve@stevejamesltd.com or call 07909651557 and we will be happy to help!

Butler in the buff with catering 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!

Autumn Menu 2017

We have just released our Autumn Menu 2017. We have used great local seasonal produce to provide you with the best possible dishes.

Book now to avoid disappointment. Contact us .

Autumn Menu 2017

Canapés

Chicken, Fosseway fleece sheeps cheese, and Somerset cider chorizo in filo pastry

Spiced Kimbers lamb koftas With a tangy Indian herb chutney

Squash, sage and chestnut rolls

Liquorice bread Topped with crème fraiche, radish and hot smoked arctic char from Brown and Forrest

Butternut veloute With toasted pumpkin seed, crème fraiche and pumpkin seed oil

 

Starters

Capricorn Goats cheese, beetroot and pine nut tart with a rocket and parsley salad

Wild mushroom consommé With mushroom floss, sautéed mushroom, parsley and confit shallots

Roasted tomato soup With basil oil, onion cream, pesto, and rosemary brioche

Whole Lubborn Somerset camembert baked With candied walnuts, rosemary, garlic, toasts for dipping and rocket

Duck salad With orange, charred sweetcorn and watercress and hazelnuts

 

Mains

Hamish Pork belly with apple puree, braised red cabbage, cider sauce, dauphinoise potatoes

Ruby Red Devon Beef, Palmers 200 ale, stilton and mushroom pie With green beans and crushed new potatoes with an ale sauce

Moroccan braised Kimbers Somerset lamb neck with cumin roasted squash, coriander, hummus dukkah, cauliflower and a spiced lamb sauce

Moroccan cod, salmon and mussel stew with gremolata and garlic toasts

Spinach, squash and mushroom wellington with herby mash, sprouting broccoli and vegetarian gravy

Desserts

Spiced pear tarte tatin With rosemary cream

Apple and mint mille feuille with an apple crisp, and a rosemary infused blackcurrant sauce

Vanilla panna cotta With blackberries, fresh figs and gingernut crumble

White chocolate mousse with bee pollen, sweet dukkah, clementine segments and caramelised white chocolate

local cheese board served with a homemade sweet chilli citrus jelly, homemade caramelised onion chutney, toasted pecans, seasonal fruit and ciabatta croutes

Petit Fours

Chocolate and hazelnut brownies

Blackberry marshmallows

Baklava

Pistachio, white chocolate and almond nougat

Rosewater and raspberry meringue kisses

Price: Per person
3 courses £48

4 courses £54

5 courses £60

Please inform us of any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances and we can adjust the menu to suit your needs

Autumn Menu 2017 butternut squash veloute, hen party catering with parsley crisp, oat creme fraiche and pumpkin seeds, Beer, Seaton

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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Dinner party catering

On Sunday evening we did some dinner party catering in Yeovil with four courses for a birthday meal. The menu was as follows:-

Dinner party catering menu

Canapés

Walnut, goats cheese and red onion croissant

Apricots stuffed with blue cheese, wrapped in parma ham and roasted, sprinkled with thyme and drizzled with caramelised honey

Starter

Scallops with radish, apple, fennel, fennel oil, watercress, nigella seed and celeriac puree

Main

Duck breast with red wine sauce, cherries, buckwheat, cherry fluid gel, watercress and crispy duck leg bonbons

Dessert

Vanilla, lemon thyme and raspberry panna cotta with raspberry sorbet and a passion fruit and hibiscus iced tea

walnut, goats cheese and red onion croissant

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Final evening catering Lytes Cary Manor

Last night was our final evening catering Lytes Cary Manor. We have spent four days with Nancy and her family and friends as a personal chef for them. The menu for their last night needed to have a gluten free option and a cows milk free option also. The menu is below and pictures of some of the dishes.

Menu catering Lytes Cary Manor

Starter

Crab salad with lambs lettuce and parsley with a caper cream on the side

Asparagus, broad bean and rocket salad with lemon ricotta

Main

Roast fore rib of beef with cauliflower puree and a pale ale sauce

Chicken breasts with pine nuts, watercress and a white wine herby sauce

Served with crushed herbed new potatoes, sprouting broccoli and roasted beetroot and red onion in balsamic

Dessert

White chocolate domes filled with blackberry jelly, crème patissiere and almond and polenta cake sprinkled with freeze dried blackberry powder

meringue nests filled with passion fruit curd, crème patissiere and mango

Mini jars filled with blackberry jelly, set vanilla yoghurt and topped with a macadamia crumble

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Catering Somerton

Last night we had our third day over at Lytes Cary Manor, catering Somerton, for Nancy Lowe and her friends and family. We needed to create a menu that includes an option that is gluten free, cows milk free, a vegetarian option (can include fish).

The menu is below including pictures of some of the dishes;

Catering Somerton Menu

Starter

Smoked and pickled beetroot, goats cheese and rocket salad

Gin and tonic salmon with fennel, radish, finger and lemon

Main

Duck breasts with mushrooms and a blackberry sauce

Whole roasted sea bass with lemon and capers

served with

Hasselback potatoes, asparagus and roasted squash in rosemary

Desserts

Mango and passion fruit roulade

cherry, honeycomb, almond, dark chocolate parfait

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