Autumn menus - September, October & November

 

One of my favourite times of the year, with a plentiful supply of autumn berries, root vegetables, wild mushrooms, the beginning of the game season & plentiful shellfish....

 

Below are a selection of suggested dishes. So whether you are planning a simple shoot lunch, a family Sunday roast or a hearty supper there will be something get the gastric juices flowing!

 

 

FIRST COURSES

 

Cullen skink – a traditional hearty Scottish soup made with Finnan haddock, potatoes & milk

 

Chicken soup with autumn vegetables, herbs and pearl barley

 

Confit de canard served with a crisp mixed leaf salad, crunchy apple & vine tomatoes

 

Game terrine with warm toasted brioche & homemade spiced fruit chutney

 

Home smoked breast of chicken with a fresh herb & crème fraiche dressing & salad leaves

 

Warm seared Scottish scallop with crisp smoked pancetta on a pea & mint puree

 

Whole Crottin goats’ cheese, wrapped in filo pastry, baked & served with roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes & rocket

 

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon & prawns on wholemeal toast

 

Warm roast local pigeon salad with wild mushrooms, smoked bacon & a walnut oil dressing

 

Warm lobster, spinach & Emmenthal tart with a saffron sauce

 

Seared fillet of fillet of beef with a rocket salad, horseradish dressing & Pecorino shavings

 

Local roe deer Carpaccio with truffle shavings & drizzled with truffle oil

 

Wild mushroom risotto with Parmesan wafers & rocket 

 

Cider soused fillet of mackerel with a horseradish & celery relish, green salad

 

Moules Mariniere with warm crusty bread

 

 

MAIN COURSES

 

Pan fried breast of free range chicken with a fresh herb & butter sauce & served with a roasted butternut squash risotto

 

Roast rump fillet of Scottish beef with a wild mushroom sauce, accompanied by gratin dauphinoise potatoes, French beans & braised red cabbage 

 

Loin of local Oxford Down lamb roasted with fresh rosemary & served with a parsnip & celeriac puree & a sauce made with lamb stock, mint & sorrel

 

Beefsteak & kidney pudding with lashings of gravy, mashed potato, swede & Savoy cabbage

 

Roast Grouse with all the traditional accompaniments, including bread sauce, grummets, game chips & gravy

 

Roast breast of pheasant served with a chanterelle risotto & a Madeira sauce – available from the middle of October

 

Widgeon – roasted with sage & onion stuffing, quince & apple sauce & roast gravy – available from October

 

1lb Dover sole simply pan fried in butter with homemade Tartare sauce

 

Saddle of hare roasted, carved & served on a bed of root vegetables with a Port wine sauce

 

Champagne poached fillet of halibut with a sauce of mussels, langoustine, scallops & prawns

 

Pan fried wing of skate with capers, parsley & lemon

 

Roast shoulder of English lamb, rubbed with coriander, cumin & garlic, roasted & served with braised, spiced Puy lentils

 

Main courses are accompanied by a selection of potatoes & seasonal vegetables

 

 

PUDDUINGS & SAVOURIES

 

Warm mango & ginger brûlée with homemade ginger ice cream

 

Dark chocolate & Brandy mousse

 

Sticky toffee & date pudding with cream

 

Apricot & almond frangipane with custard         

 

Steamed syrup sponge with custard & cream

 

Warm prune & Armagnac soufflé

 

Tarte tatin with Calvados custard

 

Baked rice pudding with lemon & cinnamon

 

Warm dark chocolate fondant pudding & cream

 

Traditional treacle tart & custard

 

Proper bread & butter pudding

 

Blackberry & apple crumble & custard

 

Selection of English & French farmhouse cheeses with biscuits, fruit & celery & homemade apricot, honey & walnut bread

 

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate & petits fours

 

Contact us

Here at Tailor Made Top Nosh we're happy to offer you our help and advice, with absolutely no obligation, so just give us a call if you need any help in organising any aspect of your event

 

If you would like us to keep you updated with seasonal menus, inspirational gift ideas and special offers then please just fill in the contact form

 

Tailor Made Top Nosh

 

01993 852696

07584 514030

 

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The Divinity School at the Bodleian in Oxford

Rhodes House Oxford 

Riverside Weddings Standlake

Oxleaze Barn

Worton Hall

 

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We can highly recommend the following local venues:-

 

Bruern Cottages

Honeystone Manor

Cotswold Manor Estate 

Wildwood House

New Yatt Farmhouse

Churchill Manor

The Orchard Cookham

Pye Corner Broadway

Polo House Middle Lypiatt, Stroud

Burcombe House Cirencester

Bartholomew, Tresham

North Lodge, Blenheim

Stourton Manor, Shipston on Stour

Midsummer Wood Bourton on the Water

........where we can offer anything from a delivery, fully catered breakfast, lunch or supper to a complete catering service for the whole of your stay........

 

The list is endless and we are confident that we can help you find a location for any event, as we provide dinner party catering & private chef hire & fine dining services in Oxford, throughout the Cotswolds, Thames & Chilterns, Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, West Sussex

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