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

coconut raspberry and rose posset personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018

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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photo by DiaMonD Images

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

personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018 pea ham lovage parmesan
photo by DiaMonD Images

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

pork belly galangal broth crispy noodles personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018
photo by DiaMonD Images

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

coconut raspberry and rose posset personal chef caterer somerset dorset east devon Spring Menu 2018
photo by DiaMonD Images

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

catering in Yeovil

Tonight we have been cooking up a storm catering in Yeovil, Somerset. Following on from our flambé video post I can show you our finalised dish using the flambéed whisky.

Catering in Yeovil

Frozen whisky vanilla cream with

raspberries and oats

catering in Yeovil frozen whisky cream with raspberries and honey whisky sauce and oat granola steve james personal chef caterer private chef somerset dorsetThe dessert is a frozen whisky vanilla cream with fresh raspberries. Then with crushed freeze dried raspberries. An oat granola then the flambéed whisky was to create a honey whisky orange sauce and finished with sprigs of mint. This is out take on cranachan as tonight is Burns night.

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We are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes 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.

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!

Winter menu 2017

Our Winter menu 2017 is now online to view. This menu will be available from the beginning of December until the end of February 2018.

To view this menu please click here or view it below.

All of our menus are created using local seasonal produce. Please see our suppliers page to see the produce we are using. Steve James grows the majority of Fruit, vegetables and herbs in his own Somerset garden in Yeovil to ensure the freshest, organic produce. As well as the above menus Steve can create bespoke menu to suit your tastes. He will work with you discussing your requirements, likes and dislikes and then will create a menu suited to you. Steve James will work with you to produce a menu around your dietary requirements whether that be gluten, dairy, vegetarian, vegan, nut or any other.

Winter Menu 2017

Canapes

Beef ragu arancini

Squash and ricotta tartlets

Red onion, breaded goats cheese and walnut puffs

Sticky spiced pork belly

Starters

French onion soup with Dorset blue vinny rarebits

Butternut squash ravioli with sage butter and pine nuts

Mushroom and parmesan risotto

Game Terrine Sourdough croutes, mixed leaves in balsamic and rapeseed oil and onion jam

Mains

Beer braised pig cheeks with crispy potatoes, roasted shallots and thyme carrots

Vegetable crumble with nutmeg green beans and roast potatoes

Quick cooked flank steak with parsnip puree, mushroom pie and beef gravy

Duck Rossini pan fried and roasted duck breast with pate, creamed spinach, fondant potato and a red wine sauce

Steak and ale pie with pomme Anna, carrot puree, greens and an ale sauce

Desserts

Caramel panna cotta with triple chocolate brownie and sesame tuile

Brioche, white chocolate and orange bread and butter pudding with a cinnamon vanilla custard

Bitter chocolate and pistachio tart with clotted cream

blackberry and apple tarte tatin with vanilla cream

Petit Fours

Carrot and walnut cake

Orange polenta cake

Minted truffles

Spiced orange jellies

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

Beef ragu arancini Winter menu 2017

 

Somerset Life Best Chef Finalist

Somerset Life Best Chef FinalistWe 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.

To book your evening with us please contact us 

Somerset Life Best Chef Finalist 
Sponsored by Thatchers Cider

WINNER: Olivier Certain, Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton

Steve James, Yeovil

Justin Reeves, Reeves, Dunster

 

Best Restaurant
Sponsored by Howards Motor Group

WINNER: Reeves, Dunster

The Mint & Mustard, Taunton

Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton

 

Coffee/Tea Shop of the Year

WINNER: Lion Rock Tearooms, Cheddar

Mr Miles Tearoom, Taunton

Periwinkle Tearooms, Selworthy

 

Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Burns the Bread

WINNER: The Candlelight Inn, Bishopswood

Lion Rock Tearooms, Cheddar

The Oakhouse, Axbridge

 

Family Dining Award

WINNER: The Duck at Burtle, Burtle

The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance

Lion Rock Tearooms, Cheddar

 

Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Sponsored by Westchem

WINNER: Coleridge Restaurant, Wootton Courtenay

Castle Bow Restaurant, Taunton

Tarr Farm Inn, Dulverton

 

Independent Retailer of the Year

WINNER: Pyne’s of Somerset, North Petherton

Brockley Stores, Brockley

Rumwell Farm Shop, Rumwell

 

Newcomer of the Year

Sponsored by Strongvox

WINNER: The Pier Restaurant, Clevedon

Bread Bar

Moat & Turret Café, Nunney

 

Product / Producer of the Year

Sponsored by Porter Dodson

WINNER: Bath Soft Cheese Company

Brown Cow Organics, Pilton

Moonbeams Farm, Wellington

Thatchers, Myrtle Farm

 

Pub of the Year

Sponsored by Arthur David

WINNER: The Globe, Milverton

The Swan, Wedmore

The White Post, Rimpton

 

Somerset Life Food & Drink Hero 2017

Sponsored by Notaro

Bev & Sarah Milner Simonds

 

 

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

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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