Category: Menus

Afternoon tea Sunday 16 February 2014

Ever in the search of great flavours and new ideas, I was able to implement a few of my most recent findings on this menu.  Firstly, the cucumber sandwiches were ‘buttered’ with light cream cheese mixed with a hint of basil pesto.  Then, there was the smoked haddock and...

Afternoon tea Saturday 1 February 2014

While all my afternoon teas are special events, this was a particular landmark as it was the redemption of the first gift voucher I had ever ‘sold’.  It had been bought for someone’s 2013 Xmas present. I had some dietary preferences to consider in addition to a vegetarian in...

Afternoon tea Sunday 19 January 2014

A repeat private booking that was arranged what seemed to be months ago, was suddenly here.  Some challenges were prevalent in pulling this menu together with some particular dietary requirements requiring careful consideration to ensure a balance for everyone.  Once all the hard work of thinking about it and...

Afternoon tea Sunday 5 January 2014

No sooner than New Year’s Day dawned, it was time to think about the first afternoon tea of 2014; a private party arranged by a returning guest.  Decisions on the menu were strongly influenced by what ingredients I already had to hand, left over from the recent festive period. ...

Seasonal Christmas lunch menu Saturday 14 December 2013

This menu was sure to be a fitting way to welcome the festive season in.  A complimentary aperitif with canapés got things off to a warming start.  The canapés, inspired by my ‘Chef for a Day’ experience at The Box Tree in Ilkley, included beetroot macaroons filled with goat’s...

Christmas Afternoon Tea 7 December 2013

It’s an old cliché but Christmas seems to come round faster and faster each year.  It’s knocking on the door yet again and there is no better to get the festivities underway than with another Christmas themed afternoon tea.  Savouries will include the return of walnut & Roquefort biscuits...

Gluten free afternoon tea 10 November 2013

I usually publish my menu before an event but this time round it was all about surprises and I was sworn to secrecy!  A gluten free afternoon tea had been booked for a Mum’s birthday present and the whole event had been a very well-kept secret because when the...

Afternoon Tea Saturday 17 August 2013

Never one to turn down the opportunity to have more happy guests around my afternoon tea table, I could hardly say no to a private booking request that came in with somewhat short notice.  As a consequence this menu was rustled together with a greater sense of urgency than...

Gluten-free afternoon tea 10 August 2013

I am pleased to be able to offer another gluten-free afternoon tea. The warm sunny days have inspired this menu.  I’ve kept away from anything too heavy and stodgy and focused on light, summer ingredients and flavours such as blueberries, lemons and fresh salads. Sandwiches Smoked mackerel paté Wensleydale...

Afternoon tea Saturday 13 July 2013

This afternoon tea is a private booking of seasoned afternoon tea goers.  I understand that these ladies make a habit of enjoying such a pastime although it will be a first for them to be ‘behind closed doors’ and experience their first secret tea room.  I currently work with...