Sample menus

BBQ

BBQs make the best food, so why not try one of our amazing BBQ combinations….Simply fish, best of British, Meat feast, Fusion or we could tailor make you a BBQ menu of your own.

Monkfish Marinated miso (Japanese style Kebab) or Japanese style BBQ Salmon

Teriyaki Chicken thigh

BBQ pork belly marinated in Ginger and soy

Wagyu Beef Burger (supliment £6.00PP)

BBQ tofu with Japanese spinach, Chard and sesame dressing

Edamame bean salsa with a spicy dressing

BBQ Vegetables with garlic miso dressing

BBQ rice ball or steamed rice

Freshly baked artisan breads

 

Green tea creme brulee

Lamb Chops Marinated in middle eastern spices, garlic and herbs

Monkfish Brochette with Aubigine slighly spiced

Lebanese Garlic and Lemon Chicken Kebab

Falafel with Minted Yoghurt

Taboulet (a bulgar wheat, tomato, cucumber shallot and herb salad)

Roast Fig, sweet potato, pommegranite cous cous salad

Barbacue mediterranean Vegetable salad with fetta cheese and harissa dressing

Babaganoush (smokey aubigine dip)

Roast red pepper Hummus

Barbacued Haloumi Cheese

Middle eastern Flat Breads

 

Chocolate mousse cake with pastachio cream

Handmade British Beef burgers using the highest quality Angus beef, with vintage mature cheddar

Cumberland Sausages

chicken thighs with a herb and chilli marinade

BBQ sweet corn with a lemon zest salted butter

New potato salad with fresh herbs and sweet mayo dressing

BBQed asparagus and courgette with dill oil dressing

Beetroot, chard, broad bean and pea salad with mint

Pepper leaf green salad with English mustard and cider vinegar dressing

Artisan Burger rolls (freshly made)

Punchy home made BBQ Sauce

Fresh Tomato and cucumber ketchup

English Mustard Mayo

 

Eaton mess with Fresh strawberries and Raspberries

 

 

Spanish Pork chops with roast figs and rosemary

Paprika and herb marinated chicken Thighs

Sword fish and chorizo kebabs

Tortilla Espanola ( spanish potato omlette)

BBQ Peppers marinated in olive oil

Fresh tomato salsa

Green Lentil and hericot bean salad with bbq mini chorizo

Roasted artichoke and BBqed Aubigine salad in a lemon and chilli olive oil dressing

Freshly Baked black olive and rosemary bread rolls

Salsa Vizcaina, Charred pepper and pimenton sauce

Parsley  and chilli olive oil

Alloli (Roast garlic and herb mayo)

 

Orange zest Creme Catilana with a bitter chocolate truffle

Buffet

Buffet, be it a Family occasion or corporate event a buffet can provide your guests with wonderful choice. Simply choose a theme or give us an idea of what you’d like and we can design the right buffet for you. Or simply choose one of our options below.

Lamb and mint Moroccan spiced kofta with sweet cardamom  yoghurt

Spiced Israeli fish cakes lemon, chilli and herb dressing

sweet, spicy, sticky Mexican chicken legs

roast fig sweet potato feta cheese basil rocket Palma ham olive oil

Chargrilled greens with tahini and sesame seed dressing

Super food salsa… quinoa, tomato, avocado, pomegranate, coriander, charred corn, black bean,  chilli, lime

beetroot hummus

middle eastern breads served warm

Falafel and haloumi

Harissa (chilli sauce)

 

Spiced Plum Cake with plum Jam

Gingerbread Ice cream with pastachio praline

 

Roast fillet of Beef tetakayi (£4PP supplement)

Thai style Pork burger with lemongrass, coriander and chilli

Chicken satay sticks

Thai style crab cakes with sweet chilli

Vegetarian Goza (Japanese style dumplings) soy and spring onion

Spicy edaemame and green vegetable salsa

Cucumber sesame lime and chilli salad

julienned avian vegetable coleslaw

Rainbow soba noodle salad with sweet soy dressing

Chapatti flat breads

 

Blood orange Tart with tempered dark chocolate chards

Coconut and cinnamon Ice cream

Roast Cumbrian fillet of Beef with horseradish cream (£4PP supplement)

Roast British Ham

Handmade apricot and rosemary scotch eggs

Honey and Dijon mustard butchers chipolatas

smoked salmon cream cheese and dill terrine

Wild mushroom and asparagus quiche

New potato salad with English mustard mayo, spring onions, sweet peas and herbs

Traditional coleslaw with beetroot

green tomato, cucumber and watercress salad

Selection of Cheese wheels (British Cheese) with red onion chutney, oat cakes and cheese biscuits

 

Black Treacle sticky toffee pudding with milk sorbet

Rich Chocolate Brownies with white chocolate nuggets

Classic Lasagne

whole Serrano ham leg cut on demand (£4PP supplement)

Spanish style roast Paprika Chicken

Pork schnitzel with red pepper and pine nut pesto

Goats cheese, roast red pepper and basil pizzette (mini pizzas)

Broad bean and chorizo salad with caramelised red onions parsley

Saffron aranchini with tomato and chilli jam

buffalo mozzarella Greek basil heritage tomato and rocket salad dressed with Sicilian olive oil

green vegetable and bitter leaf salad with French mustard dressing and softly boiled quails eggs

Creaser salad with garlic crouton and crispy pancetta chards

sundried tomato rosemary and olive focaccia

 

Chocolate gateaux with whipped crème Chantilly

pistachio and vanilla Ice cream grated dark chocolate

Sharing food and Parties

We will provide savoury and sweet mouth sized morsels matched with wines throughout your evening. A typical canape party…..

Crab with wasabi Mayo

Mini Yorkshire pudding with roast beef and horseradish cream

Shyumai, Chinese pork dumpling with soy vinegar

Black olive tappenard with roast red pepper and basil

Tuna tartar asian style

Panko prawn with sweet chilli

Salmon Nigiri

Vegetable Thai spring rolls with plum sauce

Warm cmembert cheese balls with cranberries

Vegetable temoura with tempura sauce

Petit tart au citron

Chocolate and salted caramel truffles

Rena is a very accomplished sushi chef taught in the tough Tokoyo restaurant environment she can provide a unique Japanese food experience for you and your guests!

Salmon Avacado

Spicy Salmon

Prawn Tempura

California Roll

Pickiled Japanese radish with lulla rosso lettece

Tuna Avacado

Tuna tartar

Sea bass and shiso herb

Tobiko Gunkan (flying fish eggs)

Crab Gunkan

Fresh scallop roll

Sharing food is wonderfully informal way to eat and is great for those of us who like to try everything! We can design a “mezze” menu based around any concept, below is our Ottolengi “mezze”

An intense leg of Cambrian lamb tagine with roast figs

Lebanese spiced chicken with a coriander dip

Spiced Char grilled Garlic and chilli Prawns finished with coriander and lemon

Spiced purple and orange carrots with tahini yoghurt

Freekeh pilaf, A bulgur wheat and herb salad with sweet potato

A fresh tomato cucumber and mint salad

Beetroot Falafel with sweetened yoghurt

Grilled Haloumi meshwi, Haloumi with tomato herbs and olives

Hummus

Baba Ganoosh  (Charred Aubergine dip)

Homemade pita breads

 

 

Street food can provide a great solution to feeding alot of people at different times, especially at an outdoor venue where the alcohol is flowing! We can provide any number of concepts, be it “Thai night market” or “American fast food” or “Turkish street food” Please see example menu’s below….

Thai night Market

Thai Noodles

Charred King prawn with a Thai coriander and chilli dressing

Roast Duck with sticky rice Thai herbs and a sweet oriental sauce

Green chicken curry, Coconut based chicken curry

American fast food

Handmade Beef burgers served with a punchy BBQ sauce and salad on a glazed  bun

Pulled pork roll with apple slaw

American style vegetable burger with south west sauce on a glazed bun

All served with our homemade American fries and spicy tomato ketchup

Turkish street food

Chicken Shish kebab with chilli sauce in an artisan pita

Spiced lamb kebab with coriander and mint sauce in an artisan pita

falafel  with sweetened coriander and lemon yoghurt in an artisan pita

All served with our fig and pomegranate cous cous

Curry!

Madhur Jaferys Curry Beef finished with sweetened curd and chopped herbs

Northern Indian Chicken kebab sticks

Lentil Dhal

Onion Bhajis and Vegetable samosa

Wild basmati Rice

Mini Garlic and coriander Nann breads

This Great British Classic done well is a timeless, so why not get a group of friends around for our version of the afternoon tea…

 

Roast salmon, cucumber and herby cream cheese sandwiches on homemade wholemeal bread

Roast beef with horseradish mayo sandwiches

Pork, fig and rosemary sausage rolls

Traditional scones with a thick Raspberry Jam and clotted cream

sticky cinnamon and ginger cake

lemon Drizzle cake squares

Pistachio cream Choux Buns

White chocolate chip brownies

Dinner Parties and Private Dining

Being  two very experienced private chefs we can bring a touch of class to your home or event, please see a brief selection of our menus below.

French cooking has a vast repitoire of dishes and uses wonderful ingredients to match. Being classically trained chefs our cooking ability is rooted in french technique, we can provide french menus like the one below ranging from £20.00PP to £50.00PP…

 

Foie gras toast with quince jelly

Lobster ravioli with a reduced lobster bisque and micro parsley salad

Aged Rib of beef béarnaise sauce, French fries, Roast heritage tomato, wild mushrooms

Rich chocolate torte with a classic vanilla ice cream and crushed praline

Petit fours

Tasting Menus offer your guests multiple small dishes based around a theme of your choice, tasting menus start from £35.00PP. Please see examples below…

Asian fusion Seafood

Salmon Tartar Thai style

Asian Crab cake with sweet chilli mayo

Tuna Carpaccio with avocado and wasabi puree

Vegetable and sea bass tempura with tempura sauce

King prawn Thai curry with mini fried chapatti

Kaffir Lime Panna cotta with passion fruit caviar and short bread biscuit

Modern British

Liverpool Gin cured salmon with pickled vegetable salad

Game terrine with a sweet red onion and thyme chutney

Seared scallop with charred sweet corn puree, crispy sweet cured British bacon and micro parsley

Crispy skinned Pork Belly, apple and celeriac puree, candied beetroot crisp

Norfolk Treacle tart with whipped lemon cream

With our Unique Asian cooking skills we can produce high end restaurant dining, Be it Thai or Japanese or Asian fusion we can offer a gourmet asian dining experience to remember….

Contemporary Thai

Thai style Tuna Tartar with Coriander oil and spicy avocado and sesame salad

Surf Clams Thai style with Thai herbs in an aromatic broth

Mossman slow cooked Lamb Leg (aromatic curry) with sticky rice

Mango Moose with passion fruit and mint

 

Japanese elegance

Beef tatayaki with wasabi and soy vinegar and micro cress salad

Bean curd and seaweed salad with sesame dressing

Chicken Yakatori with teriyaki and miso sauce

Tempura King prawns and vegetables with tempura sauce

Sushi platter a mixture of rolls and Nigiri using the highest quality fish

Green tea Tiramasu or Green tea creme brulee

Stag Party? Or simply a lads night in with a few drinks, we can provide the food to match, below are a few options but we can easily design a menu that suits you and your guests!

 

Indian Starter Mezze, Poppadom, Chutneys, Onion bhajis, Samosa, Vegetable pakora

Madhur Jaferys curry Beef topped with sweet curd, Chicken Tandori, Fried okra with onions spices and tomato, Lentil Dhal, Mini Garlic and Coriander Nann Breads

Coconut or mango Ice cream and Banana Bread with salted caramel

 

Game terrine, fig conserve, gurkin, croustini

Hake with a tempura batter, pomme point neuf (Big Chips), pea puree, sauce tartar

Chocolate fondant, kirch sorbet, crushed praline

 

Black treacle sticky toffee pudding with black treacle sauce and milk sorbet

Crispy Pork belly, pomme puree, apple crisps, wilted kale

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and pickiled vegetable terrine with watercress salad

Hen Party? Or simply a dinner or lunch with the ladies, we can provide the right food to match, please see or examples below or we could design a menu around you and your guests!

Ladies mezze….

Mini “Roux” fish burgers with Asian slaw

Israeli paprika chicken

Tempura sea bass wasabi mayo

Orange, haloumi and mint salad

Beetroot, Courgette and fetta fritters with sweetened Greek yoghurt

Iranian stuffed aubergines with a rich aromatic tomato sauce

Spinach and pine nut scotch egg with watercress salad

 

 

Hot smoked salmon salad with candied beetroot crisps and pickled vegetable with a dill dressing

Herb marinated guinea fowl breast with artichoke risotto and roast heritage tomato and red pepper salsa

Blood orange creme brulee, shortbread biscuit

 

 

Goats cheese, candied walnut, pear and pomegranite salad

Seared seas bass, chorizo and lentil cassoulet, atrichoke puree

Vanilla panna cotta, tempured chocolate shard, cherry compote

Using the finest British ingredients we can create British classic dishes that will inspire your taste buds, from traditional Roasts to pies and puddings our British food is made with the love and knowledge that makes it stand out. Please see our sample British Fare below…

 

Starters

Posh Prawn Cocktail using Giant King Prawns and Avocado

Seared scallops, Bury Black pudding, pea puree

Game Pate, Quince, croustini

Watercress soup with quail scotch egg

 

Mains

Best of British Roast Meat, Rib of Beef, Pork Leg, Lamb Rump, Game Birds, Venison. With traditional roast vegetables, potatoes, parsnips, carrot, kale, purple broccoli, Yorkshire puddings. Rich homemade gravy and traditional accompaniments, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, horseradish cream, red currant jelly.

Pheasant and wild mushroom pie, Creamy mash, Roast micro root vegetables, tarragon and English mustard jus

Fried Hake Loin with Hand cut chips, marrow fat peas with parsley, sauce tartar

Venison cottage pie, Beetroot chutney, Purple sprouting broccoli

 

Dessert

Custard Tart, raspberry sorbet

Sticky Toffee pudding, vanilla ice-cream

Apple pie with custard

Plum pudding cake with milk sorbet

Weddings

This is the biggest day of your life so you want everything to go right, especially the food! Leave that to us, we will consult you and your partner on the best solution for your special day… Be it a sit down meal or a street food concept we can find the catering solution to match your day!

Weddings are not one size fits all, each event is unique and requires different styles of catering. We can offer you everything from a street food concept, to buffet to formal sit down meal. Please see our above menus for the range of catering we do. Most of the above concepts can be tailored towards a wedding. Below are a few menu idea for a traditional sit down wedding meal concept….

From £20PP

smoked Salomon terrine with pickled vegetable and watercress salad

Shin of beef and wild mushroom bourginion with French mash and maple roast micro carrots and parsnips

Lemon tart with whipped vanilla cream and berries

 

Falafel with minted sweet yoghurt and taboulet salad

Rich Lamb Tagine with roast fig and pomegranate cous cous

Blood orange creme brulee

 

Avocado and tuna tartar with micro herb salad

Roast corn fed Chicken supreme with artichoke risotto candied beetroot crisp and charred red pepper pesto

vanilla panna cotta with Kirsch soaked cherries

Learn to Cook like a chef

Get a group together or simply have a one to one lesson…. We offer expert teaching to get your cooking skills to the next level.

We can teach you new skills such as”Sushi” and teach you how to cook new cuisines such as “Thai” and “moroccan”.

Or if you fancy adding to your cooking repitoir to promte a new healthier eating pattern we can show you how to make imaginative great tasting healthy food!

Having cut her teeth in the competitive Tokyo restaurant scene Rena can show you how the Japanese really make sushi!

Rena will give you one of the most unique teaching experiences on offer in the UK at the moment.

Rena can show up to 5 People in detail how to do various rolling techniques and how to prepare sushi ingredients the Japanese way.

Eating Healthy doesn’t have to be boring. We will open your mind to a world of food that is so vast that you will never be lost for healthy food ideas…

Healthy soups that taste amazing….

Rena’s vegetable and bean minestrone with a double chicken stock

Iron and vitamin soup, Kale, spinach and purple brocolli, crème fresh

Surprisingly most people make a simple soup incorrectly stripping it of much of its nutrition and flavour we will show you how to make a punchy vitamin packed soup….

 

Asian Flavour….

Thai flavouring, sauces and pastes

Authentic Chicken and vegetable Thai curry

Tom yam fish soup

Zero calorie Thai style vegetable noodle with spiced chicken satay

 

Thai food is super healthy. Unlike Europeans there food has very little fat and everything is fresh and unprocessed, the key to this cuisine is learning Thai flavour. Having trained in Bangkok for 5 months Ben is perfectly placed to give you this knowledge.

 

Middle eastern salads and grilled fish

in recent years Ottolengi has opened the British publics eyes to the wonderful variety and flavours of middle eastern food. This cuisine is jam packed with delicious vegetable salads and healthy spiced grilled meat and fish.

We will show you how to create wonderful salads the middle eastern way, opening your mind to new ingredients and different cooking technique.

Middle eastern salads

Seasoning, spicing and marinating meat and fish

middle eastern sauces and dips

French cuisine and cooking technique forms the basis of European cuisine. In this lesson Ben will show you cooking techniques and dishes will develop you cooking knowledge….

 

Knife skills and how to create flavour with minimal ingredients

Provincial garlic soup with a double chicken stock and gruyere crouton.

Muscles with garlic and parsley

Steak tartar with quails egg

The rules of French cuisine “fat is flavour” and the “art of seasoning”

Duck confit with buttery French mash

Tartiflette

Stocks and sauce

Coq au vin with wild mushrooms

Hollandaise sauce

Jus

Pastry savoury and sweet

Quiche Lorraine

tart au citron with crème Chantilly

Bread wonderful bread! In recent years baking is on the rise and people are wanting to  re-kindle old baking skills such as baking bread! Homemade bread tastes 10 times better than shop bought bread, Ben will give you this knowledge so you can make perfect great tasting bread of your own!

 

Beginner

Basic Loafs

Bread rolls

Soda Bread

Pita Bread

 

Advanced

Focaccia

Olive bread

Bagels

Pizza Base

Enriched Bread

If baking cakes and making desserts is something you want to add to your kitchen skills we can help you, see below what we can teach you….

 

Classic British cakes

Scones

Lemon drizzle cake

Flapjacks

Victoria sponge

ginger cake

 

British Desserts

Sticky toffee pudding

Custard tart

Treacle Tart

Apple pie

Plum Crumble

Custard

 

Classic French desserts

Tart au citron

Chocolate tart

Chocolate moose

crème brulee

How to make Ice cream and sorbets

Everyone loves Italian food, so why not learn how to make authentic Italian cuisine of your own? See our lessons below….

 

Pasta making and sauces

Basic pasta recipe, which we will turn in to ravioli, papiadeli and linguine

Roast red pepper and basil pesto

Rich tomato sauce

Ragu

 

Pizza

Perfect pizza base

Rich tomato pizza topping

topping ingredients

 

Classic dishes

Risotto technique, Artichoke risotto and saffron risotto

osso bucco (veal shin stew)

Aranchini (risotto balls)

Lasagne

Panna cotta

Tiramisu

The world of salads is vast, we will give you the tools to quickily put your own salads together and the cooking skills to east yourself healthier! Salad has a number of components, flavour combinations, texture, dressings and presentation, we will show you how to bring these components together to create wonderful salads….

 

Candied walnut, pear, stilton cheese, pomegranate salad with a Dijon mustard and homey dressing

Baked goats cheese, pine nut and roast red pepper salad with basil oil, reduced balsamic and rep pepper syrup

Seared green vegetables with tahini dressing

BBQed aubergine, courgette, peppers with a lemon and olive oil dressing

Mixed bean salad with chorizo, sweet potato and parsley

Hot Smoked salmon, candied beetroot crisp and pickled vegetable salad with sour cream and dill dressing

Classic Creaser salad with crispy pancetta

Orange fennel and feta salad

Taboulet

Roast fig, Parma ham, mozzarella and rocket salad

Slow cooking creates wonderful flavour. Let us guide you through this form of cooking to add dishes to your repertoire and teach you the fundamentals of seasoning…..

 

Trinidad Beef curry

Lamb Henrys with bean casserole

Chicken and wild mushroom stew with tarragon cream sauce

Japanese slow cooked pork belly (marinated in soy honey and ginger)

Pulled Pork done well!

Peeking duck or duck confit

Fish can be scary, especially if you are unsure with how to prepare it. Let us show you how to correctly prepare and cook seafood….

 

Raw Fish

how to identify fresh fish….

Tuna tartar Asian style

Asian Fish

Moroccan monkfish kebabs

Thai fish soup

European fish

Grilled sea bass artichoke risotto charred pepper salsa

scallops with pancetta and garlic parsley butter

French style fish soup

fish stock

Salmon Pate with pickled vegetable