Imagine a professional, energetic and friendly team arriving at your house or holiday rental to prepare a beautiful meal for you and your guests. Forget food shopping, hours of prepping and being stuck in the kitchen whilst your guests are sipping champagne without you. We will lay your table and even light all your candles on the evening and take all the stress away.

If this sounds appealing to you let us guide you through the process of booking Zest for your next dinner party.

We have three mouth watering menus to choose from, to suit all budgets and your needs.

+ Dinner Party

Includes canapes and three course meal, chef and waiting staff

Canape Reception

Brie and Cranberry Filo Pastries

Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche Blini

Sticky Sausages

Starter

Please choose two

Trio of melon balls with raspberries and Prosecco

Gratin of field mushrooms topped with Gruyere cheese

Smoked Salmon with capers, lemon wedges and rocket garnish

Homemade chicken liver pate with brandy and herbs served with Ciabatta and chutney

Chilli and Garlic Prawns

Goats Cheese with Thyme Roasted Beetroot & Watercress Salad

Roasted Tomato, Feta and Olive with Fresh Herbs in a Puff Pastry Crust

Twice Baked Blue Cheese Souffle with Pear and walnut Salad

Main Course

Choose one plus vegetarian option if required

Served with a selection of vegetables and potatoes

Ballantine Chicken filled with pancetta & herb cream served with wild mushroom marsala sauce

Tenderloin of Pork stuffed with apple and ginger and a ginger wine sauce

Venison with red Wine and Chocolate Sauce

Rich Beef Bourguignon with Puff Pastry Cushion

Confit Duck Leg, Crushed Sweet Potato, Pak Choi, Hoisin, Red Wine Sauce

Herb Crusted Salmon Fillet with Dill and Vermouth Cream Sauce

Mushroom and courgette creamy roulade (V)

Roasted summer vegetables and goats cheese tart (V)

Dessert

Choose two

Chocolate Roulade with fruit compote

Summer Berry Pavlova

Lemon Meringue

Lemon Tart

Chocolate Profiteroles

Chocolate and Orange Bread and Butter Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Raspberry Bombe

Berry Frangipane Tart

+ Superior Dinner Party

Includes canapes, 5 course meal, chef and full waitress service

Canape Reception

Fig,Parma Ham and Goats Cheese Bruschetta

Smoked Trout Pate Filo Cups

Lamb and Mint Koftas with a Mint Yoghurt Dip

Starter

Please choose two

Cream of Cauliflower soup with Truffle Oil and croutons

Gratin of field mushrooms topped with Gruyere cheese

Pan fried Scallops with a butternut squash puree & roasted butternut squash & pancetta salad

Smoked Salmon Pate and Avocado Parcels

Chilli and Garlic Prawns

Scallop and Crab Creamy Gratin

Twice Baked Blue Cheese Souffle with Pear and walnut Salad

Main Course

Choose one plus vegetarian option if required

Served with a selection of vegetables and potatoes

Apricot and cous cous stuffed Fillet of Lamb with Moroccan spiced sauce

Fillet Mignon with Béarnaise sauce (£2 supplement)

Ballantine Chicken filled with pancetta & herb cream served with wild mushroom marsala sauce

Braised Duck Breast in an oriental sauce

Slow Roasted Belly Pork with Caramelised Apple, Stuffing and Crackling

Game Suet Steamed Pudding

Fillet of Sea Bass with Ginger en Papillotte

Mushroom and courgette creamy roulade (V)

Roasted summer vegetables and goats cheese tart (V)

Dessert

Choose two

Chocolate Roulade with fruit compote

Seasonal Creme Brulee

Chocolate Profiteroles

Tarte Tartin

Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake

Raspberry and Almond Roulade

Raspberry Bombe

Lemon Posset

Chocolate Fondant

Cheese Board

A selection of cheeses served with crackers, grapes, celery and chutney

Coffee and Chocolates

+ The Ultimate Dinner Party Experience

Choose this dinner experience to celebrate your special occasion in true style with complete decadence. Price per head includes canapes and prosecco, five courses, chef, waiting staff for table and drinks service

Homemade Canapes served with a Glass of Prosecco

Homemade Parmesan Shortbread With Black Olive Tapenade

Tiger Prawn & Mango Salsa Spoon

Serrano Ham Croquette

Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Palmier

Starter

Choose Two

Wild Mushroom Soup with Tarragon Cream

Home Smoked Duck Breast with Orange & Fennel Salad

Wirksworth Goats Cheese Souffle with Red Onion Marmalade

Smoked Salmon, Thai Style King Prawns, Salad, Gewurztraminer Jelly Seafood Mousse with Prawn & Lobster Bisque Sauce

Main Course

Choose One Plus A Vegetarian Option

Roast Strip Loin of Beef, Fondant Potato, Roast Shallot & Forest Mushrooms

Guinea Fowl Stuffed with Tarragon Mousse, Pommes Anna, Asparagus Cep Sauce

Rump of Lamb, Dauphinoise Potato, Fine Bean, Mint and Honey Jus

Fillet of Seabass with Ginger & Lime Fishcakes & Oriental Vegetables

Wild Mushroom, Spinach and Courgette Cream Roulade (V)

Homemade Dessert

Choose Two

Raspberry Meringue Pie with Homemade Sorbet

White Chocolate and Blueberry Cheesecake

Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Tart with Chantilly Cream

Hot Bread & Almond Pudding with Amaretto Ice Cream

Cheese Board

A selection of cheeses served with crackers, grapes, celery and chutney

Coffee and Chocolates

 

It was an absolutely fantastic meal and all our guests commented on how much they had enjoyed it. The staff were friendly, efficient and professional. Service was wonderful, a great mix of being unobtrusive but with perfect timing. Everyone loved the canapes, they were a real bonus, looking enticing and tasting fabulous. The rest of the meal was even better than I had hoped for from the photos. The food was fresh and tasty, carefully prepared with quality ingredients and was a major contributing factor to the success of our weekend.
— Shelia 2019

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A huge thank you for cooking up the most fantastic menu.
Everything was cooked to perfection, and I was absolutely thrilled to bits that your fantastic chef absolutely nailed the cooking of the fillet!

As usual you were all a delight to have around, and we felt in very safe hands.
What a luxury to have you all arrive, cook, serve, clear up and leave all without any fuss.
Please could you pencil us in the 2019 diary to do another one?
— Lindsey 2018
 
Having an amazing team come into my home and provide such top class food and service to my friends and family was priceless. I will NEVER cook my own dinner party again!
— Alison & Paul 2018