Summer Menu Ideas

There is something deeply, unshakeably right about eating food in season, Food that is fresh & bursting with flavour, food that says:  let’s have a glass of chilled white wine on the lawn…”.

We can make you any dish you would like to eat, but here are some of our Kemp & Kemp faves for when that British sun puts in an appearance!  Summer Wedding Food

    • Summer Starters

    • Crayfish Cocktail

      Crayfish tail, rocket & avocado cocktail made with homemade Marie Rose sauce (ours is made with a touch of English mustard & tiny bit of horseradish to give it a bit of ‘oomph’).

    • Chicken Liver Pate

      Homemade chicken liver & pear brandy pate with gooseberry chutney & toasted brioche.

    • Chilled Ajo Blanco Soup

      Chilled Ajo Blanco soup with extra virgin olive oil and toasted almonds.

    • Smoked Trout Salad

      Smoked trout, watercress and Jersey Royal salad with horseradish dressing.

    • Mediterranean Vegetable Gallettes

      Mediterranean vegetable gallettes with fresh pesto, on dressed leaves.

    • Poached Salmon Terrine

      Poached salmon and asparagus terrine with watercress sauce.

    • Summer Mains

    • Flattened Chicken

      Flattened chicken. Our local butcher takes out all the bones, we stuff herbs and garlic under the skin and served on rustic wooden boards in slices – or your guests may carve it themselves, we supply the knives, you supply a pinny and a hat – all very sociable.

    • Chicken Stroganoff

      Chicken, leek & tarragon stroganoff (new season, tender leeks) creamy and really light.

    • Salmon Fishcakes

      Homemade salmon & dill fishcakes with sorrell sauce.

    • Cod in Pancetta

      Cod wrapped in pancetta with rosemary. I whizz up a ‘salsa verde’ for this: parsley, capers, garlic (lots of) olive oil. Yum!

    • Cold Poached Salmon

      Cold poached salmon with my own hollandaise. A classic for a reason; it’s unbeatable if done well. Served of course with new season’s tiny Jersey Royals and lots of butter!

    • Porchetta

      Porchetta – a slow roasted (fall apart tender) shoulder of pork with softened onion, fennel seeds and rosemary with a blob of wobbly aioli. Served whole on rustic boards, or in slices.

    • English Garden Salad

      English garden salad with poached chicken & home-made “salad cream” – like no salad cream you’ve ever tasted. Mine makes the pale stuff in bottles taste like sump oil.