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

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

dinner party catering apricot blue cheese and parma ham with thyme and honeydinner party catering scallopsdinner party catering duck with cherriesdinner party catering panna cotta with raaspberries, sorbet, passion fruit and hibiscus sauce

 

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

catering somerton passionfruit mango roulade catering Somerton honeycomb almond cherry dark chocolate parfait somoked and pickled beetroot, goats cheese, rocket salad Catering Somerton gin and tonic cured salmon radish fennel ginger lemon mixed leaves Somerton caterer catering somerton hasselback potatoes whole roasted sea bass

 

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

Weymouth hen party 24 hour braised beef cheek cauliflower puree asparagus broccoli and pale ale sauce Weymouth hen party pomegranate and vanilla cheesecake with honeycombe and biscuit crumb

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.

Easter Menu 2017

Our Easter Menu 2017 is now available to view online. This menu will be available for the whole of Easter weekend but booking are limited. Early bookings are advisable to avoid disappointment.

To view all of our menus please go to our Menu page and to book a date or make an enquiry please contact us.

Easter Menu 2017

Canapés

Red onion and goats cheese filo tartlets

Smoked salmon, horseradish cream and beetroot relish on rye bread crisps

Goats cheese, walnut and fig on a caraway crisp

Starters

 

Rabbit  with carrot purée, coriander, walnut, roast carrot and camomile

Asparagus and broad bean tart  with a watercress pesto and rapeseed and balsamic dressed rocket

Pea veloute  with smoked salmon, crème fraiche and parsley served with warm bread

Mains

 

Served family style: please pick one to share, for larger groups additional meats can be added

Herby lemon roast chicken  with a white wine sauce

Garlic Rosemary and red wine lamb  with a red wine sauce

Fennel and sage pork belly  with a pork sauce

All served with dauphinoise potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Desserts

Vanilla panna cotta  with coffee syrup, chocolate coated honeycomb and it shortbread crumble

Lemon and raspberry cheesecake

Caramel centred chocolate fondant

Mango mousse  with strawberries passion fruit and coconut with cardamom, orange and pistachio biscotti

Petit Fours

Rose baklava

Selma- a Swedish cardamom bun filled with almond paste and vanilla cream

Spiced carrot simnel cake

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
Easter Menu 2017
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.

Mothers Day Menu 2017

Mothers day is coming up on the 26th March 2017! What better way to treat your Mum and the rest of the family than having a special meal cooked for you in your own home. Our Mothers Day Menu 2017 is now available to view on our Menu page. Spaces for this weekend are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! To book this weekend or another weekend with some of our other Menus or create your bespoke menu to suit your needs please contact us!

Our Mothers Day Menu 2017 includes lots of fresh local seasonal produce. This includes some fantastic suppliers around the Somerset and Dorset area and homegrown vegetables, fruit and herbs.

Mothers Day Menu 2017

Canapés

Spring tomato gazpacho

Confit lamb neck spring rolls

Filo pastry cup

filled with goats cheese, beetroot puree and balsamic red onion topped with herbs

Starters

Confit duck

with butternut squash veloute

Shallot tarte tatin

With chicken breast, rocket and hazelnut

Asparagus tart

with air cured ham, rocket and lemon dressing

Mains

Chicken breast

with potato puree, pine nuts, watercress, asparagus and a herbed sauce

Lamb neck

with fennel, squash puree, walnuts, garlic puree, red wine sauce

Duck breast

with beetroot puree, blackberry jus, seasonal mushrooms and dauphinoise potatoes

Desserts

Millionaire mousse

Buttermilk panna cotta

with cardamom, orange strawberries

Apple tarte tatin

apple liquid gel, Chantilly cream, apple crisp

Petit Fours

Carrot cake

Chocolate truffles

Orange and rhubarb posset shot

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

Mothers Day Menu 2017 Suppliers yeovil caterer Christmasa party catering
By Tory McTernan cranberry and pistachio nougat

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.

Birthday dinner party Abbotsbury

Foccacia Birthday dinner party Abbotsbury

Pork belly Birthday dinner party AbbotsburyChocolate fondant Birthday dinner party AbbotsburyApple frangipane tart Birthday dinner party AbbotsburyCaterer 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.

Lemon Thyme Panna Cotta, private chef Yeovil Somerset

A special dinner party from last weekend by Steve James, private chef Yeovil Somerset. This dish was to follow the blue cheese gallette and the braised ox cheek posted during the week. To see the post about the ox cheek please click here.

We had a lemon thyme panna cotta for dessert. The dish was two mini lemon thyme panna cotta’s. They were surrounded by a lemon curd cream and basil sorbet. Between these there were shards of citrus zest meringue made with lemon, lime and grapefruit zest. There was also a clementine glass made from clementine zest. A pistachio tuille. A tuille made from dehydrated milk skin and caramelised white chocolate crisps. A lime biscuit crumb was scattered between the shards. The dish was adorned with frozen raspberries which were smashed and the individual segments were scattered across the top. A few sprigs of micro basil leaves and a grating of fresh lemon zest. The final element of the dish was a pink grapefruit liquid gel.

Lemon Thyme Panna Cotta private chef Yeovil Somerset

lemon thyme panna cotta private chef Yeovil Somersetlemon thyme panna cotta private chef Yeovil Somerset

We 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.

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

personal chef Yeovil service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovilpersonal chef Yeovil Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and YeovilPersonal chef service and caterer. Private chef that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil, East Devon, Honiton.

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.