Menus

  • Catering Brochures

    The menus listed on these pages are only examples of what I offer.  To request specific menus, a full catering brochure or wedding catering brochure please get in touch via the details below.  In your email please stipulate which menus you would like.

     

  • Finger Buffets

    Cold Finger Buffets 2019

    Minimum Order – £50

    FB/A – £6.50

     Meat & Vegetarian Sandwiches

    ‘Northumbrian’ Sausages

    Roasted Pepper & Elsdon Goats Cheese Tarts (v)

    Ham & Bechamel Croquettes

    Northumberland Cheese & Sticky Red Onion Mini Pizzas (v)

    Chicken Tikka Skewers, Yoghurt & Mint Dip

    Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sweet Chilli Sauce (v)

    Gooey Chocolate Brownie (v)

    Profiteroles, Chocolate Sauce (v)

     

    FB/B – £7.50

     Meat & Vegetarian Sandwiches

    ‘Northumbrian’ Sausages

    Smoked Salmon & Dill Tarts

    Aloo Tikki, Yoghurt & Mint Dip (v)

    Sweet Potato, Spinach & Goats Cheese Balls, Roasted Tomato Sauce (v)

    Filo Prawns, Sweet Chilli Sauce

    Beef & Chorizo Meatballs, Bravas Sauce

    Lemon Curd Bakewell (v)

    Dipped Strawberries, Coconut (v)

    Churros, Vanilla Sugar (v)

     

    FB/C – £8.50

     Meat & Vegetarian Sandwiches

    ‘Northumbrian’ Sausages

    Nettle Cheese & Chutney Tarts (v)

    Courgette & Asparagus Balls, Roasted Tomato Sauce (v)

    Cocktail Samosas, Yoghurt & Mint Dip (v)

    Chorizo Croquettes

    King Prawn & Chorizo Skewers

    Chicken Tikka Skewers, Yoghurt & Mint Dip

    Profiteroles, Belgian Chocolate (v)

    Crème Brulee Tarts (v)

    Chocolate Ganache (v)

     

    FB/D – £9.50

     Meat & Vegetarian Sandwiches

    Lamb & Mint Sausages

    Chorizo & Nettle Cheese Tarts

    Northumberland Cheese & Sticky Red Onion Mini Pizzas (v)

    Sweet Potato, Spinach & Goats Cheese Balls, Roasted Tomato Sauce (v)

    Peas Kachori, Yoghurt & Mint Dip (v)

    Filo Prawns, Sweet Chilli Sauce

    Lamb & Goats Cheese Meatballs, Hummus

    Spinach & Smoked Cheese Croquettes (v)

    Raspberry & Passion Fruit Tarts (v)

    Dipped Strawberries, Coconut (v)

    Churros, Vanilla Sugar (v)

      

    FB/E – £10.50

    Meat & Vegetarian Sandwiches

    Lamb & Mint Sausages

    Roasted Pepper & Elsdon Goats Cheese Tarts (v)

    Red Velvet King Prawns, Sweet Chilli Sauce

    Courgette & Asparagus Balls, Roasted Tomato Sauce (v)

    Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sweet Chilli Sauce (v)

    Roasted Chicken Croquettes (v)

    Chicken Tikka Skewers, Yoghurt & Mint Dip

    Beef & Chorizo Meatballs, Bravas Sauce

    Aloo Tikki, Yoghurt & Mint Dip (v)

    Sliced Cake Selection (v)

    Mini Cheesecake Selection (v)

    Chocolate Samosas (v)

    • Menus available for vegan, gluten free, dairy free and sweet afternoon treats.  Please get in touch and I will email them.
    • Minimum order value – £50
    • £10 delivery and collection for all orders under £150
    • All buffets are made up of half a round of sandwiches per person and one each of the other items.
    • All buffets are delivered on melamine or ceramic platters/bowls and come with ‘proper’ plates, serviettes and cutlery where required.
  • Canapés

    Cold Canapés 2019. Hot menus available too, please get in touch for the full brochure and prices.

    Meat

    Beef & Shiitake Mushroom Meatballs, Pepper Sauce
    Chicken Liver & Fig Terrine
    Mini Wrap Bites
    (chicken, fajita, soured cream, spiced roast veg; roast beef, red onion marmalade, spinach & tomato; Caesar chicken and lettuce)
    Chorizo Gougeres, Goats Cheese
    Venison, Mushroom & Cranberry Tarts
    Shish Kebabs, Tzatziki
    Figs, Gorgonzola, Bresaola
    Duck Rillettes
    Chicken Tikka Skewers, Mint Yoghurt
    Smoked Bacon, Beef & Northumberland Cheese Meatballs, Tomato Sauce

    Fish

    Prawn Balls, Panko Breadcrumb, Tomato & Chilli Jam
    Wasabi Salmon & Sesame Seed Balls, Citrus Dipping Sauce
    Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Terrine, Dill
    King Prawns, Lemon & Dill Aioli
    Crab Cakes with Tarragon & Mustard Sauce
    Smoke salmon & Cucumber Brochettes
    Crayfish, Dill Cream Filo Baskets
    Tuna & Ginger Cakes, Garlic Confit Mayo
    Garlic & Cumin King Prawns, Filo Basket, Coriander Lime sauce
    Salmon & Dill Tartlets

    Vegetarian

    Sweet Potato, Spinach & Goats Cheese Cakes, Tomato Sauce (v)
    Falafel & Spinach, Spiced Lime Yoghurt (v)
    Mini Wrap Bites (v)
    (onion pakora, tikka dressing, mint yoghurt; Wensleydale cheese & carrot salad; mozzarella cheese, basil pesto & spinach))
    Ricotta, Spinach & Sun Blushed Tomato Tarts (v)
    Cheddar & Caraway Seed Gougeres, Goats Cheese (v)
    Feta & Spinach Muffins (v)
    Watermelon, Feta & Mint Canapé (v)
    Roasted Cherry Tomato, Burrata & Basil Canapé (v)
    Roasted Red Pepper & Goats Cheese Tarts (v)
    Spinach, Sun Blushed Tomato & Cream Cheese, Spinach Baskets (v)

    Sweet Canapés

    Chocolate Ganache Tarts
    Raspberry & Limoncello Trifle (sherry glass)
    Crème Brulee Tarts
    Lemon Posset, Crushed Amoretti (espresso cup)
    Assorted Mini Cheesecakes
    Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Coconut
    Lemon Curd Bakewell Slices
    Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Crumble Cups (espresso cup)
    Selection of Assorted Filled Choux Patisserie
    Mini Mixed Flavour Eclairons
    Yoghurt, Honey, Pomegranate & Almonds (espresso cup)
    Raspberry & Passion Fruit Tartlets

  • Tapas/Mezze/Bowl

    Traditional & Northumbrian Style Tapas Dishes 2018

     Battered Northumbrian Chicken with Honey, Mustard & Sesame Soy Sauce, Toasted Sesame Seeds

    24 Hour Slow Cooked Northumbrian Pork, Asian ‘Slaw

    Potted North Shields Crab, Toast & Salad

    Heritage Potatoes Potatas Bravas (v)

    Northumberland Pork & Chorizo Meatballs, Bravas Sauce

    Local Ale Battered River Cobbler, Heritage Potato Chips, Homemade Tartare Sauce

    Northumbrian Lamb Tagine, Tabbouleh with Feta & Flat Bread

    Mussels with Chorizo, Goats Cheese & Spicy Tomato Sauce, Fresh Parley

    Pan Fried Mushrooms with Garlic, Harissa & Toasted Sunflower Seeds (v)

    King Prawns & Chorizo in Chilli, Garlic & Olive Oil, Rustic Breads

    Pancetta & Doddington’s Cheese Heritage Potato Croquettes

    Spring Onion & Smoked Northumberland Cheese Heritage Potato Croquettes, Wild Mushroom Sauce (v)

    Local Ale Tempura Calamari, Homemade Tartare Sauce

    Sticky Beef Short Ribs with Smoked Garlic, Bourbon & Maple Syrup

    Epicurus Chunky Chilli, Cumin Soured Cream

    Deep Fried Oyster Fritters, Wasabi Mayo

    Chilli Salt Squid with Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

    Please get in touch for prices

  • Bowl Food

    Bowl Food Dishes 2018

     Savoury Bowls

    Slow Cooked Northumberland Lamb Tagine, Tabbouleh & Feta, Flat Bread

    North Shields Fish, Local Ale Tempura Batter & Carroll’s Heritage Potato Chips, Mushy Peas

    Roasted Tomato Risotto with Northumberland Cheese (v)

    Selection of Rothbury Speciality Sausages, Heritage Mash & Onion Gravy

    Northumberland Venison Casserole, Heritage Mash, Roasted Root Veg

    Goan Fish Curry & White Rice

    Lamb, Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Meatballs, Tomato & Dill Sauce

    Slow Cooked Beef in Guinness with Horseradish Dumplings

    North Shields Cod, Smoked Haddock & Prawn Fish Pie, Creamy Heritage Potato Mash

    Squash & Almond Curry (v)

    Aubergine, Fennel & Bean Stew (v)

    Aubergine Parmiagana (v)

    Honey Spiced Duck Breast, Gratin Dauphinoise Potatoes

    Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb ‘Shepherd’s Pie’

    Chicken & Sun Blushed Tomato, Tarragon & Paprika Cream Sauce, Tabbouleh with Feta & Pomegranate

    Slow Cooked Minted Northumbrian Lamb, Gratin Dauphinoise Potatoes

    Beef Bourguignonne, Heritage Mash, Croutons

    Northumberland Beef & Ale Casserole with Herb Dumplings, Heritage Mash

    Pud Bowls

    Tiramisu

    Blood Orange Posset with Crushed Amoretti Biscuits, Roasted Blackberries

    Lindisfarne Mead Crème Brûlée

    Baileys Panacotta, Candied Nuts

    Chocolate & Alnwick Rum Bread & Butter Pudding

    Strawberry & Limoncello Trifle

    Warm Chocolate Brownie, Doddington Cherry & Whisky Ice Cream

     Apple & Blackberry Crumble, Doddington Vanilla Ice Cream

    Please get in touch for prices

  • Knife & Fork Buffets

    Knife & Fork Menu Options 2018

    Cold Knife & Fork Options

    Poached & Dressed Scottish Salmon & Crayfish

    Caramelised Brown Sugar & Cloved Home Cooked Northumbrian Ham

    Rare Sirloin of Northumberland Beef, Horseradish Sauce

    Smoked Salmon & Prawns Tossed in Marie Rose Sauce

    Continental Meat Platter with Feta, Olives, Sun Blushed Tomatoes, Guacamole & Hummus

    Spiced Damson Chutney & Goats Cheese Puff Pastry Tart (v)

    Lemon Chicken, Pork & Pistachio Terrine

     Freshly Carved Rare Northumberland Chateaubriand, Béarnaise Sauce

    ‘Shields’ Fish Platter with Smoked Salmon, Prawns, Crab, Mussels, Smoked Trout & Smoked Mackerel

    Spicy Chicken & Pepper Salad

    Sliced Corn Fed Chicken Breast with Tarragon Sauce

    Homemade Deep Quiches;

    (Red Pepper, Goats Cheese & Thyme (v), Tomato & Basil (v), Wild Mushroom Quiche (v), Pancetta & Onion)

    Hot Knife & Fork Options

    Classic Beef Bourguignon, Toasted Croutons & Parsley

    North Shields Cod, Smoked Haddock & Prawn Fish Pie, Creamy Heritage Potato Mash

    Slow Cooked Shoulder of Lamb ‘Shepherd’s Pie’

    Goan Fish Curry & White Rice

    Lamb, Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Meatballs, Tomato & Dill Sauce

    Slow Cooked Beef in Guinness with Horseradish Dumplings

    Slow Cooked Diced Northumbrian Lamb in a Rich Tomato & Mint Sauce

    Chicken, Leek & Smoked Bacon Pie with Mushrooms & Tarragon

    Chunky Chilli, White Rice

    Beef & Chorizo Meatballs, Tomato Sauce

    Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a Paprika Cream Sauce

    Aubergine Parmiagana (v)

    Chasseur Chasseur

    Game Pie

    Squash & Almond Curry (v)

    Aubergine, Fennel & Bean Stew (v)

    Pumpkin, Feta & Filo Tart (v)

    Fresh Homemade Salads

    Beetroot, Spinach & Apple Salad with Toasted Seeds (v)

    Cherry Tomato salad with Red Onion, Fresh Lime Juice & Coriander (v)

    Quinoa, Fresh Herbs & Goji Berry Salad with Cashew Nuts (v)

    Mixed Green Salad with Red Onions, Tomatoes & Chives (v)

    Heritage Potato Salad with Wholegrain Mustard & Fresh Herbs (v)

    Black Sesame Carrot & Avocado Salad (v)

    Tabbouleh with Feta & Pomegranate (v)

    Chermoula & Herb Cous Cous, Peas, Cherry Tomatoes & Toasted Almonds (v)

    Pomegranate & Cous Cous Salad with Sunflower Seeds & Rocket (v)

    Asian Inspired ‘Slaw (v)

    Fattoush (v)

    Chicory, Stilton, Pear & Pecan Salad (v)

    Accompaniments

    Garlic, Lemon, Thyme & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes (v)

    Gratin Dauphinoise Potatoes (v)

    Roasted Root Vegetables with Honey & Rosemary (v)

    Roasted Red Onions with Port, Bay Leaves & Juniper (v)

    Spiced Wedged Potatoes (v)

    Selection of Rustic Breads, Sauces & Mustards (v) (included as part of menu)

    Homemade Desserts & Cheese

    Lemon Meringue Cheesecake (v)

    Baked Double Chocolate Cheesecake (v)

    Baked Blueberry Cheesecake (v)

    French Apple Tart (v)

    Strawberry Cheesecake (v)

    Marbled Chocolate Truffle Torte (v)

    Salted Caramel Cheesecake (v)

    Passion Fruit & Pistachio Tart (v)

    Pear & Almond Tart (v)

    Pecan & Toffee Pie (v)

    Black Cherry & Almond Tart (v)

    Tart Citron (v)

    Profiteroles with Chantilly Cream & Chocolate Sauce (v)

    Selection of Classic or Northumberland Cheeses, Biscuits, Fruit, Chutney (v)

    Please get in touch for prices

  • Charcoal BBQ’s

    Charcoal BBQ Options 2018

    Mains

    Gourmet Sausages from ‘The Rothbury Family Butcher’

    Lamb Kofta Kebabs

    Northumberland Red Onion Beef Burgers or Lamb Burgers

    BBQ Glazed Spare Ribs

    Thai Spiced King Prawn Kebabs

    Chicken & Chorizo Kebabs with Red Pepper & Onions

    Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Tabbouleh, Feta & Pomegranate

    Indian Spiced Lamb & Apricot Kebabs

    Sesame Soy Northumberland Rump Steaks

    Chicken Satay Kebabs

    Jerk Chicken Pieces

    Fish Burgers with Herby Mayonnaise

    Veggie Mains

    Red Peppers Stuffed with Aubergine, Olives, Feta & Fresh Mint (v)

    Bean Burgers (v)

    Aubergine & Mozzarella Sandwiches (v)

    Halloumi & Vegetable Yakitori (v)

    Beetroot, Walnut & Feta Burgers (v)

    Portobello & Chargrilled Pepper Ciabattas (v)

    Chargrilled Halloumi (v)

    Roasted Beetroot with Horseradish Butter (v)

    Selection of Rustic Breads, Sauces & Mustards (v) (included as part of menu)

    Fresh Homemade Salads

    Beetroot, Spinach & Apple Salad with Toasted Seeds (v)

    Cherry Tomato salad with Red Onion, Fresh Lime Juice & Coriander (v)

    Quinoa, Fresh Herbs & Goji Berry Salad with Cashew Nuts (v)

    Mixed Green Salad with Red Onions, Tomatoes & Chives (v)

    Heritage Potato Salad with Wholegrain Mustard & Fresh Herbs (v)

    Black Sesame Carrot & Avocado Salad (v)

    Tabbouleh with Feta & Pomegranate (v)

    Chermoula & Herb Cous Cous, Peas, Cherry Tomatoes & Toasted Almonds (v)

    Pomegranate & Cous Cous Salad with Sunflower Seeds & Rocket (v)

    Asian Inspired ‘Slaw (v)

    Fattoush (v)

    Chicory, Stilton, Pear & Pecan Salad (v)

    Accompaniments

    Garlic, Lemon, Thyme & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes (v)

    Gratin Dauphinoise Potatoes (v)

    Roasted Root Vegetables with Honey & Rosemary (v)

    Roasted Red Onions with Port, Bay Leaves & Juniper (v)

    BBQ’s Sliced Rosemary Potatoes (v)

    Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta, Coriander & Chilli Salsa (v)

    Garlic Bread with Tarragon (v)

    Roasted Balsamic & Honey Onions (v)

    Homemade Desserts & Cheese

    Lemon Meringue Cheesecake (v)

    Baked Double Chocolate Cheesecake (v)

    Baked Blueberry Cheesecake (v)

    French Apple Tart (v)

    Strawberry Cheesecake (v)

    Marbled Chocolate Truffle Torte (v)

    Salted Caramel Cheesecake (v)

    Passion Fruit & Pistachio Tart (v)

    Pear & Almond Tart (v)

    Pecan & Toffee Pie (v)

    Black Cherry & Almond Tart (v)

    Tart Citron (v)

    Profiteroles with Chantilly Cream & Chocolate Sauce (v)

    Selection of Classic or Northumberland Cheeses, Biscuits, Fruit, Chutney (v)

    Please get in touch for pricing

  • Street Food

    Street Food Menus 2018

    Lamb, Caramelised Red Onion & Goats Cheese Meatballs with Tabbouleh, Feta & Pomegranate Salad, Bravas Sauce, Hummus & Flat Bread

    Beer Battered Tempura Fish & Chips, Mushy Peas, Homemade Tartare Sauce

     Sticky Pork Ribs & Homemade Coleslaw, Duck Fat Heritage Chips

    Pig in a Bun, Parsnip or Traditional Sage & Onion Stuffing, Apple & Ginger Sauce, Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes

    Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Melted Cheese & BBQ Sauce, Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes, Homemade Coleslaw, Crusty Roll

    Seared Steak with Tabbouleh, Feta & Pomegranate, Salad, Chimichurri Sauce, Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes

    Seafood Paella

    Classic Louisiana Prawn & Chicken Gumbo & Crusty Bread

    cy Beef Empanadas, Guacamole, Cherry Tomato Salad with Lime Juice & Coriander, Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes

    Sticky Beef Short Ribs, Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes, Beef Dripping Panzanella

    Dirty Burgers!  Red Onion Burger with Blue Cheese, Bacon, Stilton & Black Pudding, Homemade Coleslaw, Duck Fat Heritage Chips

    Meatball Burrito with Guacamole, Chipotle, Salsa, Cheese, Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes

    Beetroot, Walnut & Feta Burgers with Tabbouleh, Feta & Pomegranate, Salad (v)

    Aubergine ’Burgers’ with Sun Bushed Tomato, Goats Cheese & Rocket with Tabbouleh, Feta & Pomegranate, Salad (v)

    Quinoa, Butterbean & Butternut Squash Burger with Harissa, Heritage Chips (v)

    Please get in touch for pricing

  • Three Course Dining

    Three Course Dining Options

    (more available)

    Starters

    Warm Bread & Butter

    Chicken Liver Parfait, Spiced Damson Chutney, Toasted Brioche

    Roasted Red Pepper & Elsdon Goats Cheese Tart, Balsamic (v)

    Ham Hock Terrine, Homemade Piccalilli

    Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Salad, Thyme & Balsamic (v)

    Wild Mushrooms, Garlic & Parsley, Sourdough Toast (v)

    Rocket & Wild Mushroom Veloute (v)

    Seahouses Smoked Salmon, Brown Bread

    Mains

    Slow Cooked Pork with Wholegrain Mustard Mash, Apple & Ginger Compote, Thyme Gravy

    Classic Chicken Chasseur, Heritage Mash

    Confit Duck Leg, Braised Red Cabbage, Heritage Mash, Roots

    Boeuf Bourguignon, Horseradish Mash, Roasted Roots

    Chicken Breast with Stornoway Black Pudding, Creamed Leeks, Heritage Mash, Peppercorn Sauce

    Baked White Onion, Cream & White Wine sauce (v)

    Kale & Wild Mushroom Lasagne (v)

    Puds

    Warm Chocolate Brownie, Raspberry Sorbet, Warm Chocolate Soup Shot

    Drambuie Crème Brûlée, Shortbread Fingers

    Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch Sauce

    Lemon Posset, Roasted Blackberries, Crushed Amoretti Biscuits

    Raspberry & Toasted Almond Trifle

    Pear & Almond Tart, Beckleberry’s Ice Cream

    Profiteroles, Chantilly Cream, Chocolate Sauce

    Please get in touch for prices & further options

  • Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon Tea

    Selection of Dainty Finger Sandwiches;

    Sliced Fillet of Northumbrian Beef with Béarnaise Sauce

    Smoked Salmon with Tartare Dressing

    Cucumber & Mint Cream Cheese (v)

    Free Range Duck Egg Mayo with Sun Blushed Tomatoes (v)

    Corn Fed Chicken Coronation

    Roast Ham with Grain Mustard

    Savouries;

    Smoked Northumberland Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion Scones, Green Tea Flavoured Cream Cheese (v)

    Goats Cheese & Spiced Damson Chutney Tartlets (v)

    Scotch Egg, Piccalilli

    Best of British Mini Pies (chicken & tarragon, beef and stilton, shepherd’s)

    Patisserie;

    Almond & Raspberry Tarts

    Petit Fours Selection

    Chocolate Fudge Cake Mini Bites

    Rich Fruit Scones, Jam, Clotted Cream

    Mini Cheesecake Selection

    Lemon Posset, Crushed Amoretti Biscuits

    Teas & Coffee;

    Selection of Traditional Teas, Herbal Teas & Cafetiere Coffee

    Please get in touch for pricing

  • Weddings

    The white dress, the exchanging of vows, the happily ever after. The day of matrimony is one of the most momentous, defining days of your lives. To that end, everything about it, from the table settings to the wedding breakfast, ought to be perfect.

    That is precisely what Epicurus strives to achieve for couples across the North East.

    In the kitchen, our experienced chefs can cook up a range of delectable dishes to your exact specification, using the finest produce sourced from local farmers, butchers and brewers. Our esteemed cuisine goes beyond the traditional canapés and three courses. We can prepare the wedding breakfast meal in the style of a knife & fork buffet, BBQ, afternoon tea, and even tapas.

    Our hire department can supply all of the crockery, cutlery, glasses and linen. We even run a mobile bar service, offering refreshments to your guests indoors.

    If you would like a copy of our 2018 wedding brochure, please get in touch via the contact page.

    Example Three Course Wedding Breakfast Menu

    Warm Bread & Butter

    Chargrilled Asparagus, Duck Egg Hollandaise

    Roasted Chicken Breast with Butternut Squash & Fennel, Gratin Dauphinoise Potatoes, Roasted Roots

    Warm Bakewell Tart, Whisky & Cherry Ice Cream

    Coffee, Tea & Petit Fours