Winter Menus

 

With long winter nights & log fires what could be more appealing than warming broths, casseroles, hearty pies, braised joints & succulent roasts?

 

Below are a selection of suggested dishes. So whatever you are planning from a pre-Christmas family gathering, a shoot supper to an indulgent festive feast, there will definitely be something for you........

 

 

FIRST COURSES

 

Parsnip & tomato soup with spicy cumin croutons

 

Hearty winter vegetable soup with pearl barley

 

Home cured, spiced & smoked breast of goose with a homemade spiced chutney

 

Coarse pheasant, rabbit & venison terrine laced with Cognac & with chunky wholemeal toast & proper Cumberland sauce

 

Warm turbot & scallop mousse with a Champagne sauce & caviar

 

Lobster, langoustine, prawn & seafood fricassee with a creamy saffron sauce

 

Sautéed veal kidneys with shallots, smoked pancetta, wild mushrooms & Madeira on country toast & dripping

 

Warm crab, spinach & Emmenthal tart with a fresh herb & butter sauce

 

Rillettes de porc et canard with cornichons with crusty bread

 

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon & prawns on wholemeal toast      

 

Pan fried Scottish diver caught scallops with pea puree & crispy smoked pancetta

 

Gorgonzola risotto with Pecorino crisps, sage & cured ham

 

Potted hare enhanced with warming allspice, mace & nutmeg & served with spiced pears, onion chutney & toast

 

Pan fried fillets of lemon sole with a chive beurre blanc

 

 

MAIN COURSES

 

Roast rack of garlic & herb crusted English lamb, served on a bed of parsnip & celeriac puree, with roasted button onions & a light Madeira & rosemary sauce

 

Roast breast of local pheasant with a wild mushroom risotto & a game sauce

 

12hr slow cooked oxtail & winter vegetable casserole with mashed potato, swede & braised red cabbage

 

Steamed beefsteak & kidney suet pudding with lashings of gravy

 

Braised shin of beef with Guinness, herb & horseradish dumplings

 

Game pie with a crisp wholemeal pastry crust

 

Pot roasted English partridge with a Burgundy wine sauce

 

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

 

Pan fried breast of local free range chicken with a creamy morel sauce

 

Slow cooked belly of Kelmscott pork roasted on a bed of winter root vegetables, cracking, apple sauce & gravy

 

Roast turbot with a braised fennel, Pernod hollandaise

 

Fillet of halibut poached in cider & served with a sauce of langoustines, prawns, scallops & mussels

 

Roast rump fillet of prime Scotch beef with a cepe sauce

 

Proper Cassoulet with a crisp confit of duck & braised red cabbage

 

Slow cooked shoulder of Cotswold lamb with braised spiced Puy lentils

 

Roast loin of local fallow deer with roasted shallots, chestnuts & garlic served with a juniper red wine sauce

 

Hasenpfeffer - a rich casserole of hare, red win with nutmeg & garlic

 

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

 

 

PUDDINGS & SAVOURIES

 

Boozy dark chocolate & Brandy mousse with vanilla cream & shortbread

 

Warm prune & Armagnac soufflé with a little pot of vanilla custard

 

Sticky toffee, date & pecan pudding with cream

 

Petit pot au citron vert with lime biscuits

 

Apricot & almond frangipane & custard

 

Proper bread & butter pudding, custard & cream

 

Warm chocolate & pistachio fondant with caramel sauce & vanilla cream

 

Tarte tatin with a warm Calvados sauce

 

Naughty steamed sultana treacle sponge pudding with extra syrup & custard

 

Apple & cinnamon with a crunchy crumble topping

 

Vanilla & cardamom panna cotta with tropical fruits

 

Selection of English & French farmhouse cheeses with biscuits, fruit & celery

 

Grown up Welsh rarebit

 

Sautéed herring roes on toast

 

 

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate & homemade 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

 

If you are you looking for a stylish, interesting, historical, peaceful or an unusual venue we have access to locations as diverse as:-

 

The Divinity School at the Bodleian in Oxford

Rhodes House Oxford 

Riverside Weddings Standlake

Oxleaze Barn

Worton Hall

 

We also cater at a number, of Stately Homes, Manor Houses, Luxury Country Cottages, secluded Lakeside Lodges properties at the Cotswold Water Park & Lakes by Yoo, Historic Houses & Mansions, Landmark Trust properties, superb wedding venues, private dining rooms, even a secluded Dovecote and a local brewery!!

 

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

Worcestershire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and London

 

We also cater at many properties listed with the following agents:-

 

Unique Home Stays

Avenue Properties

WOW Properties

Wedding Secrets

Luxury Cotswold Rentals

 

 

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