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.

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Autumn Menu 2017


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



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



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


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


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


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


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


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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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


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

Salmon and lemon mini fish cakes with rocket


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


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

A personal chef for holiday catering

Steve James Ltd can be a personal chef for holiday catering. On a self catering holiday there is usually one that takes on the role of “head chef”. But sometimes it would be nice if this role was taken off your shoulders and handed over to a professional. Steve James enjoys bringing the joy of delicious food to holiday makers!

Where can we cover

We have a range of holiday homes and cottages that are happy to provide our service. They are placing our media in their properties and you will be able to find our new leaflets there! So if you are stuck for ideas of where to stay or if you want to find somewhere where we can come to cook then check out our holiday home page . This is not exclusive though, we can come to any property and this list if always growing. We cover the majority of Somerset, Dorset and East Devon. This includes Weymouth, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester, Glastonbury, Lyme Regis, Weston-Super-Mare, Honiton, Yeovil and everywhere in between. 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. Contact us

Booking us

If you are looking for a private chef for your holiday then why not contact Steve and see how he can help. We can help you organise a one off dinner party, or cook for you throughout your stay. This means that you can fully relax and not have to worry about anything – a proper holiday!

You can email us here: or go to our contact page for more ways to get in touch!Personal chef for holiday catering Somerset and Dorset including: Weymouth, Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester, Glastonbury, Lyme Regis, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil.

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