40th Birthday Celebration

No of guests: 20
Date: 13th July 2013

Brief: A rustic summer barbeque with canapé reception in the terraced garden softly lit by candles in Kilner jars. Terracotta earthenware dishes, zinc buckets and bamboo bowls were used to serve the ‘build your own’ burger bar and ice cream sundae station.

Elements of the client’s own garden were incorporated into the menu including tempura of courgette flowers.


Reception drinks comprising of Mason jars of Mojitos, Passion Babies and homemade Sparkling Elderflower, served with pink and green paper straws and fresh mint from the garden.

Canapé Reception

Fritto Misto of Seafood including Whitebait, Goujons of Sole, Calamari and Monk Fish served with a piquant Tomato, Olive and fresh Basil Dipping Sauce and with Garlic Aioli

Bruschetta of Char-grilled Mediterranean Vegetables with Garlic scented Soft Cheese, fresh Basil and Salsa Verdi

Chilled Spicy Shooters of Fresh Tomato, Cucumber and Chilli finished with a cut of Balsamic and Fresh Herbs

Skewers of Chillied King Prawns and fresh Calamari marinaded in Olive Oil and Fresh Herbs and Char-fried with a Guacamole and Lime Dip

Lemon and Garlic-scented Smoked Chicken wrapped in Parma Ham with Sun-blushed Tomatoes, Caper Buds, Black Olives and Basil served with Lemon and Thyme Mayo

Fresh Figs and Mascarpone wrapped in Prosciuto served on Honeycomb with a Molten Honey Dip

Scallops Infused with Garlic and Thyme wrapped in Pancetta, presented on Knotted Grass Skewers and served with a Lemon and Thyme Dip (H)

Main Course

‘Build Your Own’ Gourmet Burger Bar

Yorkshire Party Gourmet Beef Burgers

Sliced Beefy Tomatoes, Little Gem Lettuce, Onions and Jalapenos

Slices of Mature Cheddar Cheese and Slices of Smoked Back Bacon

Bread Buns topped with Sesame Seeds

Relishes including Tomato Salsa, Yorkshire Party’s Red Onion Marmalade and Mayonnaise

Served with:

Little Zinc Buckets of Thin French Fries

Baby Leaf, Soft Herb and Nasturtium Salad with Croutons, Pine Nuts, Quail Eggs and Parmesan

Yorkshire Party Root Slaw


Ice Cream Bar – serving Mocha Almond Crunch, Strawberry Chip and Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

With a selection of accompaniments including: Amoretti Biscuits, Chopped Nuts, Strawberry Coulis, Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Curls and Fresh Berries, served in a different jars, jugs and dishes.

Cheese Course

A selection of English Cheeses served on Slates with Little Zinc Buckets of Toasted Ciabatta Breads, Fresh Figs and Grapes

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