Zest4Events Menus

 

 

Here at Zest we like to customise all our menus to the client's specific event. Feel free to browse some examples of the wide selection of food that we are able to provide. . .

Afternoon Tea
Presented on traditional cake stands and vintage crockery

Hand cut sandwiches: Choose three flavours
Smoked salmon, lemon cream cheese and cucumber
Home cooked ham and chutney
Mature cheddar and red onion
Salt beef, horseradish and rocket
Marie rose prawn and little gem lettuce

Egg and cress rolls (delicate mini rolls)
Homemade cocktail sausages in onion marmalade
Homemade salmon and pea tartlets
Homemade cheese scones with cream cheese and roasted cherry vine tomatoes
Mini homemade chicken, ham and leek pies

A Selection of Homemade Cakes served with Tea and Coffee

Mini Homemade scones with clotted cream and jam
Chocolate Brownie
Mini cream filled meringues

Choose one whole cake:

Victoria sponge
Coffee and walnut
Battenberg
Chocolate cake
Lemon drizzle

 

 

 


BBQ

Homemade Sausages – A selection of pork and herb, spicy tomato,
and plain pork
Homemade 6oz luxury beef burger
Homemade Pork and Apple Burgers
Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs in a Satay marinade
BBQ smoky chicken drumsticks
Chinese style ribs
Minute Steak
Minty Lamb Meat balls
Marinated Lamb Steaks
Garlic and Chilli King Prawns
Lime and Ginger Salmon Fillets
Grilled Hallumi and Courgette Kebabs

Vegetarian options include: Spicy bean burger, Roasted vegetable parcels with tofu, Vege sausages, Squash filled with Goats cheese

Served with a selection of sauces and bread rolls

Salads

Fresh herb, spring onion and wholegrain potato salad
Hot buttered herby new potatoes (50p per head)
Cherry plum tomatoes with torn mozzarella in a basil and balsamic dressing
Moroccan style fruity cous cous with pomegranate seeds
Homemade Coleslaw
Pasta in a creamy caesar dressing with shredded spinach, peppers and parmesan shavings
Mixed leaves with classic homemade vinaigrette dressing (50p per head)
Roasted Beetroot and Carrot Salad with a horseradish dressing
and crunchy seeds
Mediterranean vegetable Rice Salad
Edamame soya beans, green lentils, pomegranate and mixed seeds
Greek Salad

Homemade Puddings
All served with fresh cream or custard

Chocolate Roulade with blueberry compote
Lemon Meringue pie
Lemon Tart with raspberry coulis
Baked Lemon Cheesecake
Hazlenut and raspberry Meringue with cream
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Seasonal fruit crumble and custard
Eton Mess with raspberry coulis
Chocolate and Orange Bread and Butter pudding
Apple and blackberry pie
Summer Fruit Pavlova
Baked Ginger Cheesecake Cake
Chocolate and Baileys Cheesecake
Banoffee Pie
Plum and Almond Tart

 

 

 

Canapes Menu

Mini homemade leek and cheddar tarts
Fig, Parma ham and Goats cheese bruschetta
Mini chicken, ham and leek pies
Melon and Parma skewer
Greek Salad on a stick!
Sticky Sausages
Breakfast bruschetta
Tiger Prawn with Mango salsa spoon
Smoked Salmon, cream cheese and chive oatcake
Mini cheese scone with herby cream cheese and grilled courgette
Smoked salmon blini with capers, crème fraiche and dill
Sweet tomato and basil Bruschetta
Smoked Trout Pate Filo Cups with radish coin
Goats cheese and onion marmalade puff pastries
Chilli Tortilla Bowl
Fish Pakora
King prawn and guacomale tostadas
Walnut and blue cheese tartlets
Brie and Cranberry Filo Pasties
Lamb and mint kebabs with greek yogurt dip
Mini Fish and Chip Cones

 

 

 

Main Course Cold Buffet

Homemade Quiche

Asparagus, Cheddar and Onion Quiche
Mushroom, Spinach and Brie Quiche
Broccoli and Stilton Quiche
Bacon, Leek and Feta Quiche

Dressed sides of Salmon or Seafood Platter
Home cooked Ham Platter
‘Maycock’s’ Salt Beef Platter
Roast herb crusted Chicken or Spiced Coronation Chicken
Selection of bread rolls and baguette 

Homemade Salads

Fresh herb, spring onion and wholegrain potato salad
Hot buttered herby new potatoes
Cherry plum tomatoes with torn mozzarella in a basil and balsamic dressing
Moroccan style fruity cous cous with pomegranate seeds
Homemade Coleslaw
Pasta in a creamy caesar dressing with shredded spinach, peppers and parmesan shavings
Mixed leaves with classic homemade vinaigrette dressing
Roasted Beetroot and Carrot Salad with a horseradish dressing and crunchy seeds
Mediterranean vegetable Rice Salad
Edamame soya beans, green lentils, pomegranate and mixed seeds
Greek Salad

Homemade Puddings
All served with fresh cream or custard

Chocolate Roulade with blueberry compote
Lemon Meringue pie
Lemon Tart with raspberry coulis
Strawberry Trifle
Hazlenut Meringue with cream and fresh summer fruit
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Seasonal fruit crumble and custard
Eton Mess with blackcurrant coulis
Chocolate and Orange Bread and Butter pudding
Apple and blackberry pie
Summer Fruit Pavlova
Baked Ginger Cheesecake Cake
Chocolate and Baileys Cheesecake
Banoffee Pie
Pear and Frangipane Tart

 

 

 

Dinner Party Menu

For starter

Homemade soup I would be happy to make any particular soup of your choice or recommend some nice seasonal soups
Roasted cherry tomatoes with feta and blue cheese puff pastries
Homemade chicken liver pate with brandy and herbs served with Ciabatta
Fig, blue cheese and parma ham Tart
Trio of melon balls with raspberries and prosecco
Parma Ham parcels of Mozzarella, herbs and sundried tomatoes
Beetroot and goats cheese bruschetta with a balsamic glaze
Grilled tomato, basil and Mozzarella brushetta
Creamy garlic mushrooms served on crusty bread
Smoked Salmon and trout pate parcels with capers, lemon wedges and
salad garnish with crusty bread
Scallop and crab Gratin
Smoked Haddock Tartlet

Main Course


Traditional Derbyshire bred Roast Sirloin of Beef with all the trimmings
Herb Crusted Rack of lamb
Baked Salmon fillet topped with basil crust served with roasted cherry vine tomatoes and a dill and lemon Sauce
Seabass with ginger and lime en papillotte
Ballantine Chicken filled with pancetta and herb cream served with wild mushroom Marsala sauce
Braised Duck Breast in an oriental sauce
Tenderloin of pork stuffed with apple and ginger in a ginger wine sauce
Traditional Beef Bourguignon
Butternut squash stuffed with a creamy risotto (V)
Caramelised red onion tart with Goats cheese (V)
Wild mushroom and spinach Roulade (V)

Served with

Herby New potatoes, Dauphinois or creamed potatoes
Freshly steamed seasonal vegetables
Roasted root vegetables

Homemade Dessert

Dark Chocolate and Fresh Mint Truffle tart
Banoffee Pie
Salted caramel cheesecake
Chocolate Roulade with blueberry compote
Lemon Meringue pie
Hazlenut Meringue with cream and fresh summer fruit
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Summer fruit Pavlova
Chocolate and Orange Bread and Butter pudding
Apple and Blackberry Pie
Baked Ginger Cheesecake
Chocolate and Baileys Cheesecake
Black Cherry Bakewell
Cheese and Biscuits
Coffee and Chocolates

 

 

 

Finger Buffet Menu

Beautifully presented hand cut sandwich platters:

Ham and wholegrain mustard (optional mustard)
Cheddar and red onion
Free range egg and cress
Homemade Cocktail Sausage rolls

Mini Quiche
Locally made pork pie
Smoked Salmon tartlets
Mini chicken and leek pies
Melon ball and parma ham ‘on a stick’!
Tuna tortilla wraps
Greek Salad on a stick!
Cocktail Cumberland sausage in onion marmalade
Goast Cheese and Onion Marmalade Puff Pastries
Mini cheese scone with herby cream cheese and cherry vine tomatoes
Smoked salmon blini with capers, crème fraiche and dill
Sweet tomato and basil Bruschetta
Spicy Chicken Wings
Homemade Scotch Eggs

A Selection of Sweet treats

Chocolate Brownies
Mini meringues filled with cream and raspberries
Mini fruit scones
Victoria Sponge cake
Buttered Brack
Lemon drizzle
Carrot Cake
Cherry Bakewell

 

 

 

Hot Buffet

Pancetta and herb Stuffed Chicken fillets cooked in a creamy wild mushroom marsala sauce
Fillet of pork with apples and cider sauce
Braised Steak and root vegetables in a rich Bourguignon gravy
Beef Stroganoff with button mushrooms
Chicken, Leek and ham Pie in a shortcrust pastry
Pork Goulash with paprika
Fish pie with Cod, smoked haddock, prawns
and eggs in a creamy parsley sauce (v)
Moroccan Lamb Tagine with sweet potato
Beef in Beer Casserole or as a Pie
Thai Green Chicken or Vegetable curry
Grilled vegetable Lasagne (V)
Spicy Bean and vegetable Cassoulet (V)
Smoked Salmon and spinach Tart

Served with

Chorizo, broad bean and mint Cous Cous
Basmati Rice
Herby New potatoes
Creamy Dauphinois
Buttered Tagliatelle
Mustard Mash
Freshly steamed beans
Garden Peas
Roasted Root Vegetables
Ratatouille
Spiced red Cabbage and apples