Saturday, 29 March 2014

If I could make my perfect menu….2

If I could make my perfect menu….2
you may have seen this post under the title of my 21st menu - so my 21st came and and for some unknown reason I didn't manage to find anyone who wanted to foot the bill for me to create this menu. I decided the next feasible opportunity for this menu is my wedding - so for my future husband (if you are reading this whoever you may be) we are blowing are entire budget on the food, I'll wear jeans.

I've tweaked the menu a bit - and of course added some canapé ideas and dietary alternatives for my weird gluten free, nut allergy, veggie friends.

Beetroot Macaroons, Creamy goats cheese filling (gf) (v) (n)
Crispy Salmon skin, Seaweed cone, seaweed salad, soy dressing, sesame seeds (gf) (n)
Crab, Pink Grapefruit and dill mayonnaise, blinis, caviar (n)
Ras el Hanout seared lamb, pistachio crust, mint and cilantro, harissa sauce, lemon yogurt

Oyster Ceviche
Oysters with tequila, lime, chilli, salt 
Bollinger R.D 1996 Extra Brut
Palm heart and avocado ceviche with soy, ginger and lime (v)(gf)(n)

Twice fried Black Bean, Guacamole, baked corn tortilla strips, crispy fried coriander
Passion Fruit Margarita –
Passion fruit, lime juice, Triple Sec, 1921 Tequila Blanco

Phish Eggs
Smoked Trout, Poached quails eggs, asparagus, hollandaise foam, toasted almonds, crispy toast disc, Lemon Zest
Casa Coste Piane Prosecco Valdobbiadene
Wild Garlic scrambled eggs, toasted sunflower seeds, crispy toast discs, Bloody mary coulis (v)(n)
- Gluten free toast alternative option

Chicken Ravioli, Spinach Foam, Honey barbecue toasted Hazelnuts, Ricotta quenelle, Chicken and sage consommé, sage crisps 
Villa Masetti Pinot Grigio 2009
Wild truffle and mushroom ravioli, spinach foam, creamed white wine and tarragon sauce, tarragon crisps, butter toasted walnut pieces (v)
- Gluten free pasta alternative
- nut allergy, replace nuts with sunflower seeds

Seared Chard wrapped Venison loin, Venison Confit Shepherds pie topped with black garlic creamed potatoes, Chanterelle mushrooms, spicy chocolate sauce, Carrot and Parsnip crisps (gf) (n)
The Black Shiraz 2010 Berton Vineyards
Butternut, spinach and ricotta Wellingtons, three cheese potato gratin, caramelised onions, maple pecans (v)

Iced Melon Soup, Cayenne Pepper, Mint syrup
Campari Sorbetta, Balsamic drizzle (v) (gf) (n)

Cherry Ripe
Custard Cream Quenelle, Warm Cognac soaked Black Cherries, Warm Vanilla sponge, Cherry Blossom Sugar shards (v) (n)
Limoncello Di Capri
- Gluten free sponge alternative

Reese’s Piece
60% Bittersweet Chocolate cylinder, Peanut Butter Core, Frozen yoghurt parfait filling, Salted Peanut brittle, Raspberry Jelly crystals (v) (gf)
Jaffa Cake
Milk chocolate bubbly Mousse, bubble wrap dark chocolate, marmalade, salted popcorn (n)

Holy Choly
Black Pepper and Chedder Shortbread (gf)
All Butter Cranberry studded sugar cookies 
Vin Santo Sante Bucciarelli

Affogato truffle
Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel
Tomato and Basil Praline

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