As we say goodbye to Easter and time with family and friends, now is the time to look forward to the wonderful UK products that Mike uses on all his menus, especially his most popular three course menu. If you are planning an event this spring or summer in The Cotswolds, booking a private chef will take your event to the next level and bring some amazing local produce to your plate.
Mike has just launched his new Spring/Summer 2023 three course menu and here are some of the highlights….
One of the most popular dishes at this time of year is lamb, widely cooked at large gatherings over Easter, you can rest assured that Mike gives his lamb starter a special twist. spicing it with his unique mix, serving with courgette ribbons, pickled chilli and pine nuts. Or if you are a real lover of lamb you must try his herb crusted four bone lamb rack with mint jus as a main. To enjoy British lamb at its best the UK season starts from May for the rest of the summer. You can rest assured that Mike works with local Cotswolds butchers to bring you the best locally produced lamb for your dinner party.
Did you know that Mike’s signature dish is pan fried Devon scallops? Not entirely local to The Cotswolds, but you have to taste them to realise why they are his signature dish. Plus, with the addition of white ponzu crab and celeriac mayo, Mike believes that once you have tried his scallops no others will ever taste the same! On top of this, scallops are a healthier way to get protein into your diet as they are much lower in saturated fats than other sources.
If you are looking for a vegetarian option Mike loves cooking with squash. A popular ingredient in his native South Africa, Mike can bring the humble squash alive in ways you wouldn’t have thought possible. On his latest three course menu, he is using miso to bring umami to this dish, accompanied by new potatoes, kale and roast almonds. Or if you are thinking about entertaining outdoors this summer Mike has two amazing barbecue menus and barbecued squash is always a hit on these menus. Butternut squash is super healthy, packed with fibre and vitamins and also linked to helping eye health, so a great addition to your plate.
Why do we always leave the best to last? The dessert course! If you still have room after all those delicious treats Mike offers an amazing choice of desserts. Did you know that his lime cheesecake comes with a baked chocolate base, or why not try a Yorkshire favourite of a bakewell tart with clotted cream, if you are a choc-o-holic, you must try his duo of chocolate mousse.
There is so much to choose from on Mike’s three course menu and you can also look through previous menus in his menu archive to see what else is available. When you book a private chef to come to your home, Mike wants you to have the perfect meal that all your guests will talk about for years to come.
Whatever menu you choose for your event, you will never regret booking a private chef, if you want to see what we mean, take a look at Mike’s reviews. Plus, you can rest assured that all your produce will be sourced from as locally as possible (fish is always abit harder!), and will come from the highest quality sources to your plate.
If you would like to find out more about booking a private chef for your event, please contact us today.