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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
Beef ragu arancini
Squash and ricotta tartlets
Red onion, breaded goats cheese and walnut puffs
Sticky spiced pork belly
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
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
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
Carrot and walnut cake
Orange polenta cake
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
We had a great evening cooking for our guests and enjoying the beautiful wines from Melbury Vale Winery and pairing them with the food we were serving
Japanese cotton cheesecake with yuzu curd, raspberries and griddles pineapple Chinese style pork belly wrap with hoisin dressing and wa
tercress, cucumber and spring onion
Sweet potato steak banh mi with pickled slaw and coriander aioli Thai fish broth with Vietnamese bass and sticky rice with basil salad and Thai dukkah
Keep an eye out for more upcoming dates and the release of our product range!
To book an evening with us please contact us
We were pleased to be a personal chef at Three little pigs cottage in Milton Abbas, Dorset with Howard, Stephanie and family. Howard and Stephanie own the Three little pigs cottage and brought their family together to trial Steve James. They enjoyed the evening so much we are now recommended by them for booking at the Three little pigs cottage.
Whilst we were there we produced dishes from our Summer menu which is due to finish at the end of August when our new Autumn menu will become available. We can also produce bespoke menus to suit your tastes! To book your own stay at Three little pigs please follow the link https://threelittlepigscottage.com/
The dishes that were chosen and pictures are below
Personal chef at Three little pigs cottage
Watermelon with crab mayonnaise and basil
Duck, beetroot, grapefruit, parsley
Salmon and cheddar tart with a rocket and coriander salad
Mozzarella, pea, basil, lemon and olive oil
Mackerel with beetroot, horseradish, watercress and apple
Lemon garlic and parsley spatchcock chicken with a pancetta, summer vegetable and new potato salad
Rum and vanilla caramelised pineapple with a bee pollen, basil, coriander, mint and pistachio pesto and mascarpone cream
Vanilla panna cotta with summer berries
fantastic day at Dorset food and arts festival 2017 last weekend viewing a great demonstration from the wonderful Lesley Waters from Lesley Waters Cookery School! Lesley and myself have recently set up a pop up restaurant serving street food, demonstrations of cooking and sampling wine so be sure to book your ticket, click here for more information and to book! Even though there were sudden downpours we had a great day wandering round viewing the fantastic stalls. To mention just a few
Fussels Fine Foods
Langham Wine Estate
Liberty Fields Dorset
Brace of Butchers
West Country Water Buffalo
And many many more!
To book an evening with Steve James and see him use great local produce from such supplier then please contact us
Steve James is a Dinnington personal chef, private chef, caterer, He covers Dinnington in Somerset.
Dinnington Personal chef Please click Here to visit our home page
Dinnington Personal chef can cook a variety of different meals to suit your tastes, please visit our Menus to view our current seasonal menu using fresh local produce.
To book your own event please contact us
Dinnington Personal chef
We are a caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Abbas Combe. 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.
Caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset. This includes Bridgewater, cheddar, Yeovilton crewkerne, Templecombe, Taunton. Wellington, Wincanton, Abbotsbury, Cerne Abbas, Portland, Shaftesbury. Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham.
We are still doing our wine tasting with tasting menu food pairing at the Melbury vale winery in Shaftesbury. There is still some spaces available before Christmas. So book now to avoid disappointment!
The Dorset Fine Dining & MV Wine Tasting with tasting menu Evening – Call Melbury Vale Winery now to book!
Phone: 01747 854206
Joseph 07752 865232
Clare 07730 955593
Please advise of any special dietary requirements in advance.
Melbury Vale Elegance ~ Clean and light, dry white wine , an elderflower nose with pear and honey on the palate, paired with
Whipped goats cheese sandwiched between crisp dill biscuits & blini crowned with citrus cured Salmon and crème fraiche
Veritas , Tangley ~ Dry, fresh white wine with crisp citrus aromas and flavours, paired with
Minted pea tartlet, lemon dressed rocket salad dotted with torn mozzarella
Melbury Vale Virtue ~ Dry, fruity pale rosé wine, a strawberry nose, fresh mouth-watering fruit and mineral flavours on the palate, paired with
Chicken liver parfait with crispy bacon, thyme crackers, shallot tarte tatin with watercress dressed in rapeseed oil
Melbury Vale Exuberance ~ a naturally fermented, light red wine with berry fruits on the nose, juicy blackcurrant on the palate, paired with
Spiced pulled beef brisket with crème fraiche in chicory cups & Parmesan scones with herbed cream cheese and parma ham
Melbury Vale Fusions Dawn, Dusk & Midnight ~ a trio of fortified fruity wines paired with a trio of deserts created to enhance the flavours of all
Mini apple lollipop in a caramel sauce paired with lemony Dawn
Blackberry marshmallow, blackberry coulis with luscious cherry, fig and almond Dusk
Lemon cream and raspberry pie with rich red wine, sweet berry fruits and dark chocolate on the finish Midnight
All at just £25 per person!
There are limited spaces available so please book early to secure your place.
If you would like your own evening catered for the please call Steve on 07909651557 or visit our contact page for further details.