While we would all much rather be spending Mother’s Day gathering with our families around a table and having a Sunday lunch, Mother’s Day 2021 is going to look a little different. That, however, is no excuse for not treating your mum to the day of pampering she deserves.
We have prepared a special menu for this special day, ready to be heated, where required – it couldn’t be easier.
Browse our individual menu below to discover our unique 3 Courses Mother’s Day’s menus. They come along with a 2 Courses Children Menu.
The best way to show your love? A romantic meal for two.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with a three course restaurant style experience and impress your significant other with one of these Valentine’s Day dinner menu for 2 and ensure you have a delicious evening to remember.
Browse our individual menu below to discover our unique Valentine’s Day menus. The menu includes a starter, main course and dessert.
The menu is delivered cold and instructions on how to warm up the main course is clearly labelled on the packaging
Canapes Passion £25.00
15 hot canapes
5 Mini Beef Cheese Burger
5 Mini Sweet Onion Goat Cheese Tart
5 Grilled Sweet Chilli King Prawn with Ginger
Canapes box Amour £25.00
15 cold canapes
5 Duck Parfait with Vanilla Essence on Brioche Toast
What is a canapes menu? Delicate piece of mini hors d’œuvre with toast, vegetable, bread etc., with small savoury or sweet delights; food in miniature; perfect flavours constructed in one mouthful.
What goes with champagne nibbles? I will recommend some fish or caviar and crustacea canapes with blinis based. for those who like meat, I will suggest canapes brioche with foie gras or a nice organic duck terrine on bamboo. I will never forget the vegan and the vegetarian, I have the Grape with Cream Cheese and Pistachio Nut and Mushroom forest vegan homemade paté on white bread, pickled onion and thym, we have a lost many other vegan selections on my website.
How many canapes I should serve for a drink party? For cocktail parties lasting between 1.30 to 2 hours and where no other food is being served, we would recommend 10 -12 pieces per person (5 cold canapes, 5 hot canapes and 2 sweet canapes). For other events such as weddings or business event lasting between 1 to 1.30 hours and where food is to be served later, we would suggest between 5-8 pieces per person.
Ideal party reputation for truly talking point canapés – presented in the most amazing ways, constructed in perfect miniature, and tasting just delicious. We use the best, freshest, seasonal produce, just in tiny portions.
We can create a full meal option based on canapes alone or you can compliment these with some bowl food, in order to give your guests a more substantial alternative to canapes.
We can take care of all aspects of organizing your cocktail party or if you prefer, we can simply deliver the food freshly prepared to you. Have a look at our canapes box option for more information
A classic way to serve mussels that’s great as an appetizer or side dish. Simple to cook and prepare. Pleasing a crowd just doesn’t get any easier, or tastier.
2 lb fresh cultured blue mussels
3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
3⁄4 cup red wine
28 oz can peeled and diced tomatoes
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the fresh blue mussels in tap water. Place in a large saucepan with a small amount of liquid on high heat. Cover and let steam until shells open (5 – 7 minutes). Strain the fresh blue mussels, reserving the liquid, and removing the meat from the shells. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil and sauté onions under low heat for 6 – 8 minutes, until onions get soft but not burnt.
Stir in garlic and thyme for 1 minute.
Pour red wine and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes and reserved liquid, cover and let summer for 30 minutes.
Remove lid and let simmer for another 15 minutes.
Add fresh blue mussel meat, let cook 5 minutes.
Taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.
Who does not love a Macaron? These chewy, delicious French cookies are truly a sweet treat. Filled with almonds, sugar, egg whites and a creamy ganache. They can be made into a variety of flavors, chocolate, vanilla, almond, pear mousse; the list goes on and on.
Green British asparagus, with its intense, complex
flavour, is considered – by the British, at least – to be the finest in the world. It’s deep, verdant flavour is attributed in large part to Britain’s cool growing conditions. ( The green asparagus are better served hot with chicken, veal and soup).
White asparagus preferred in Europe ( France and Germany) has a delicate flavour and must first be peeled before use. Trim the woody ends and starting from the bottom and using a vegetable peeler, peel a very thin strip toward the tip. Often, only the lower half need to be peeled. (The white asparagus are better served warm or cold with hollandaise & mayonnaise sauce.
When cooking asparagus, you can tie them into little bundles, which makes them easier to remove. Drop these bundles or individual spears into some boiling water, cover and cook for three to five minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears. Take them out, drain and plunge into some ice-cold water, or serve straight away.
To steam, place the spears in a steaming basket with a little water underneath. Cover and cook for three minutes.
Asparagus loves to be griddled in a pan – simply drizzle with a little olive oil and turn occasionally or try Jamie’s recipe for griddled asparagus with olive oil, lemon and Parmesan.
Asparagus is often used in Asian cooking, either in salads or in stir-fries. It needs only a minute or so in a hot wok, so always remember to add it in towards the end of cooking the rest of your dish. A splash of soy and a sprinkle of sesame seeds work well.
My favorite ! is It would be a crime not to mention hollandaise – a classic French sauce made of melted butter, fresh egg yolks, lemon juice and a little mustard or a pinch of cayenne – the pairing of which with asparagus is simply heavenly.
enjoy!! Also see selection of my delicious cold and hot starter https://www.bertrandmunier.co.uk/online_shop/starters
In these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out to you personally. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, our commitment is to adhere to the strictest of W.H.O advice and the protocols dictated by the local and international authorities.
The well-being of our clients and our team are our top priority and I want to reassure you of the diligence of our approach.
All of our staff are fully aware of the current requirements and are undertaking extreme levels of health and safety procedures to ensure that the highest possible hygiene standards are maintained, throughout every aspect of our catering business. It is of utmost importance for us to be in a position to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of our customers and our team at all times.
We appreciate that this is not an easy time for anyone, and a dynamic situation that continues to change. We are pleased to offer the benefit of the delivery menu to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home or office.
We will have a new delivery protocol to avoid any contact with our client.
Step 1 – We will send you a text message 2 hours before the delivery
Step 2 – We will call you when we arrive for you to collect your order in front of your door
Step 3 – We will leave 2 metres distance to avoid any contact during delivery
At this point in time, please arrange any order by sending us an
10 % discount will be applied for any order for the next 2 weeks.
We will be following developments on a daily basis with intense scrutiny, adjusting as necessary, and updating our website as appropriate.
If you have any questions with regards to our operation, please do feel free to contact me directly on 07788642280 I thank you for your continued support and loyalty, We remain hopeful that the situation improves quickly and wish you all to be safe.
Once you’ve established what type of party you’re hosting and how many people you’ll be inviting, it’s time to plan the menu. The selection on Ideal party offers plenty of choice and mouth-watering ideas:
Buffet – Including quiche, Charcuterie, gravelax Salmon and lots more…
Canapes – Our fantastic selection allows you to choose between everything from cold canapes and verrine shot glasses to sweet canapes
Starters – Dressed lobster for four or vegetable milles feuilles terrine for eight Whatever you choose will come beautifully presented
Main courses – Our oven bakes, meat and poultry joints and en croute dishes can cater for special dinner partiesDessert – Go healthy with a fruit Salad or satisfy a sweet tooth with our delicious desserts, including a range from Bertrand Munier
Visiting Switzerland always brings me good memories of my childhood. Chocolate, of course, is one of them. When travelling to the Swiss Alps with my parents, we would always bring lots of chocolate. I have to say that the Swiss milk chocolate is, in my opinion, the best. I have trained as a chef and during my career, I had the opportunity to work for the Swiss Embassy as an executive chef for the Ambassador where I have learnt about the delightful Swiss specialities.
I would like today to share with you on my blog the fantastic Callier chocolate factory located in Gruyère in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The finest chocolate creations continue to be produced at Maison Callier with fresh milk from local dairies, sustainable cocoa, fine select ingredients and in-depth knowledge of the art of chocolate-making.
I invite you to discover the process of chocolate manufacturing and the smell which come from the famous Maison Callier chocolate factory.
My journey begins with the Aztec cocoa ceremonies and takes you through to today’s chocolate innovations. Touch roasted cocoa beans and follow your nose towards the irresistible scent of freshly made chocolate. Our chocolate tasting will titillate your taste buds with the aromas of exquisite cocoa, fresh Alpine milk and the best ingredients.
A sweet adventure awaits visitors at Maison Callier. The interactive visitor experience is a unique museum that leads you through the history of cocoa to the present day. Discover how Maison Callier use exquisite cocoa beans and high-quality ingredients to make the finest chocolate creations and indulge your palate with the amazing variety of flavours of cocoa.
It is essential that you provide your guests with some food at your party. Finger food is the best type to serve as it allows your guests to choose how much they eat and when. It also allows them to socialise and eat at the same time. There are many different types to consider too.
Food is perhaps the most important ingredient for any successful party. Providing your guests with food shows that they are welcome and ensures that nobody goes hungry. In addition to this, food can also bring people together and get people talking — the key to success for any party.
Unless you are hosting a dinner party, you will find that finger food is the best type of food to serve. This is because it is small, lightweight and people can pick when they eat. There are many excellent types of finger food to consider, but here are a few classic finger foods for party events to serve your guests:
Crostini are easy to eat but can be quite filling — this makes them an ideal choice for parties.
if you like to get the perfect French touch for your party I will suggest the savoury eclair the perfect choice and they are quite filling too
Sliders are another excellent option for any party. A small burger or hot sandwich with a soft bun, sliders are small but filling and very popular with meat eaters.
Everybody loves sandwiches plus they are a cheap and easy snack to make. There are many different types that you could serve, so consider making a variety of types (always include at least one vegetarian option).
Small, lightweight and packed full of flavour, canapés are a terrific party snack. They are synonymous with formal events and therefore a great choice for cocktail parties. In addition to this, there are endless variations to choose from so you can cater for all tastes.
A delicious Italian antipasto that consists of grilled bread that you rub with garlic which is then topped with olive oil and salt. This is then usually topped with tomatoes, but there are other toppings to try too. This is a good option as it tastes amazing and is vegetarian-friendly.
Brochette is chunks of meat, fish or vegetables cooked and served on a skewer. This allows your guests to eat substantial food with ease and without making a mess.
These are a few of the most popular types of finger food and all great options for any party. It is important to provide your guests with a spread so that they can pick and choose and find at least one type of food that they enjoy (be sure to cater to all dietary restrictions too). please look on our web site for delicious finger food .