New Year – New Menu Themes

As the New Year starts we have brought some our ideas into reality. We are often asked for special menus and we’re always happy to oblige. Now we’ve made some of those themes standards with some classic “Mediterranean” menus. Our themes are: Spanish; Italian; and Greek.

These are 4 course menus and we feel are very appropriate  for Wedding Banquets, and events of such a size that a special theme helps the organiser.

We reproduce them here for your convenience and to peruse at your leisure.

SPANISH BANQUET

Tapas
Choose 4 dishes for an exciting authentic Spanish appetiser.
All served on sharing plates with rustic breads & olives

  • Albóndigas (Meatballs with a spicy tomato sauce)
  • Serrano Ham & Melon
  • Patatas Bravas
  • Escalivada (Medley of Catalan grilled vegetables)
  • Sautéed Amontillado Kidneys
  • Crispy Fried Squid & Capers
  • Garlic Prawns with Sherry
  • Chorizo with red wine & Shallots
  • Tortilla (Spanish Potato Omelette)

Followed by a choice of:

Traditional Spanish Paella
Vegetarian: Mushroom and Cashew Nut Paella
or
Chicken Basquaise
(A hearty combination. Slow cooked with Rioja, chorizo sausage
Spanish  oranges, tomatoes, & olives. An old “Pays Basque” Recipe)
with: Patatas Fritas; Wilted Spinach; with Raisins and Pine nuts.

For Dessert:
Caramelized Catalan Cream Tart
or
Oranges poached in White Rioja, Cinnamon and Muscovado

Coffee Heriot Chocolate Mint Crisps

GREEK BANQUET

Traditional Meze
Houmous, Tzatzaki, Taramousalata, Feta, Olives, Cucumber, Carrots,
Stuffed Vine Leaves, Olives and Artichoke Hearts.
(All served on sharing plates with warm pita breads and olive oil)

The Main:
Lamb Kleftico
(Slow cooked shank of lamb, with red wine, garlic, cinnamon,
root vegetables and oregano.)

With: Olive Baked Potatoes; Roasted Baby Aubergines

Baskets of Continental Breads.

And the Dessert:
Greek Lemon Cake with Lime Yoghurt
Baklava

Coffee & Teas and Heriot Chocolate Mint Crisps.

ITALIAN BANQUET

Antipasto Misto
Parma Ham, Salami. Char grilled Vegetables, Tomatoes, Basil, Mozzarella, Provolone, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Olives
(All served on sharing plates with Ciabatta & Foccacia Breads, Olive Oil & Balsamic)

Then a choice for the main course between:
Chicken Cacciatore
(Italian classic, cooked in a creamy sauce with cherry tomatoes,
 garlic and pinot grigio) 
or
Braciole
(Thinly sliced beef, stuffed with flat leaf parsley, garlic and mushrooms, slow simmered with tomato concasse)
With: Tuscan Rosemary Roasted Potatoes with Parmegano; Quick sauté Italian Green Beans

A Selection of Various Freshly Baked Breads
For the Dessert choose between:
Amaretto Cheesecake
or
Tiramisu in a Champagne Flute

Coffee & Heriot Chocolate Mint Crisps

You can get in touch right away if this serves a future or immediate need!

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