SAMPLE MENUS

Our menus are always bespoke for the occasion – we’re very happy to tailor a range of dishes to your needs. We’ll come to you and design a menu that suits your party style and budget.

Virginia's Kitchen are able to hand-make the dishes using the freshest ingredients whilst still keeping prices competitive – leaving our customers excited and re-assured that they can focus on their guests.

 

Here’s a selection of some of the menu options recently created for our clients and their guests. Please get in touch with an idea of the size of your party for an indication of pricing.

 
 
 

- Finger Buffet Sample Menu -

 

Sandwiches, Wraps & Rolls

Beef, watercress & horseradish

Baked ham & Mustard

Chicken & avocado with mayonnaise

Coronation Chicken

 

Tuna mayonnaise with cucumber ribbons

Prawn & rocket with lemon mayonnaise

Smoked Salmon & lemon cream cheese

Smoked mackerel pate and dill

 

Black olive hummus, sun-dried tomatoes & rocket (v)

Cheese & handmade Piccalilli (v)

Egg mayonnaise & cress (v)
 

Tarts

Caramelised red onion and feta tart (v)

Classic bacon & cheese tart

Butternut squash frittata and spinach & feta (gf)(v)

Vegetable Frittata

Broccoli, gorgonzola and walnut tart

Summer flan

Pastries

Sausage rolls with onion marmalade/plain or both

Cheese & onion slice (v)

Scotch eggs with english mustard

Prawn vol au vents

Wild mushroom vol au vents

(select 3)

Desserts

Apple & cinnamon cupcakes

Plum frangipane

Lemon curd & blueberry tartlets

Lemon drizzle bites

Chocolate brownies

Plum & almond crumble slice

Victoria Sponge cake

Fruit skewers
 

Prices

4 sandwich fillings, 2 tart choices, 3 pastry choices, 3 dessert choices

£16.95 per head

 

3 sandwich fillings, 1 tart choice, 3 pastry choices, 2 dessert choices

£14.95 per head

 

The above prices are adult prices only, the price for children can vary depending on their average ages.

 

These prices do not include service charges. We can either provide a drop off service or stay to set up and assist with serving, tidying, etc.

 

Also we can provide crockery and glass hire or paper plates.

- Hot & Cold Canapes Menu -

 

Meat

Bite size Harissa chicken balls with marmalade relish 

Chilli beef (thai style) in cucumber cups

Rare roast beef & remoulade on rye

Gochujang chicken skewers

Persian sausage rolls

Chilli con carne cups

Mini sausage, bacon & date wrap 

 

Fish

Prawn and basil with chilli jam on creme fraiche

Prawn cocktail shot glasses

Asian slaw and prawn tartlets

Smoked salmon & cucumber creme on blinis

Crab mayonnaise with red onion, gherkins & cucumber served on crostinis

Smoked mackerel with lemon horseradish creme

Smoked mackerel, apple & fennel on rye

Crab, mango & avocado rolls

 

Vegetarian

Red onion & feta tartlets 

Walnut & roquefort cheese on a bed of chicory with blue cheese drizzle

Mozzarella, basil and mango skewer

Mediterranean vegetable crostinis with pesto

Butternut squash & chorizo skewers

Squash frittata with pea puree & Roasted tomato

Blue cheese pear butter & walnut blinis

Truffled wild mushroom crostini

Leek & parmesan Filo tartlets

Chestnuts & bacon skewers

 

Dessert

Pina colada jellies

Frangelico chocolate truffle with caramelized hazelnut spike

Cherry & almond frangipane tartlet

Triple chocolate biscottini with hazelnuts

Mini pavlovas with forest fruit confit

Raspberry lime cheesecake


Prices

Canapes are typically priced from £1.20 to £2.10 each depending on type and quantity. 

 

Many of the above recipes can be adjusted for allergens.

 

- Hot Bowl Food Menu -

 

Hot bowl food has fast become a popular choice for events and home entertaining. It’s a very cost effective no-fuss way to cater for your guests.

 

We set the food up in heated gastro dishes, which can be self-served to save costs on staff.

Here are some Virginia’s Kitchen Bowl Food examples (this is regularly updated).


 

Paella

Meat, Fish, Combination and Vegetarian varieties available

 

Meat

Shin of beef goulash with sour cream & chive side

Slow cooked beef cheek ‘Copa Vieja’

Classic chilli with sour cream & cheese or an alternative salsa

Slow cooked beef brisket with BBQ sauce

BBQ pulled pork with apple coleslaw

Lamb tagine

 

Classic chicken fricassee

Cajun chicken, prawn and chorizo jambalaya

Butter chicken masala with rice

Fragrant Chicken vegetable curry

Satay chicken and spinach curry with basmati rice

Chilli chicken with peanut noodles

 

Tuscan style sausage and chickpea ragu

 

Fish

Fish Molee

Smoked haddock chowder

 

Vegetarian

Vegetable dansak

Satay sweet potato and spinach curry with basmati rice

Mac ‘n’ cheese

Parmesan gnocchi with a white wine wild mushroom cream sauce 

Blue cheese gnocchi bake

Vegetarian moussaka with apple tzatziki

Three bean loaded veggie chilli

Vegan piccadillo
 

Price

Starting @ £10.95 per head, usually based on 2 choices

 

All of the above are served with a voice of warm stone-baked baguette or naan. Sides can be added to suit your taste.

 

If you have any requests for alternatives to the above, we’re always keen to add to our list! 

 

Allergens / food intolerances can also be catered for.

 

- Dinner Party Menu -

 

 Entrée

Giant prawns (with or without shell, your choice) with grapefruit salad and fenugreek creme fraiche

Crab (white flesh) on toast with lime, cumin and pickled samphire

Fish kofta with beetroot relish

Fried seafood cocktail with marie rose sauce

Razor clams (if available) with saffron mayonnaise

Beetroot cured salmon with citrus salad & caramelised walnuts

Potted salmon rillette with toasted rye and citrus salad

Smoked mackerel pate with cranberry, lime and ginger

Seared sirloin of beef with cucumber and seaweed (1.50 supplement per head)

White onion veloute with truffle oil

Main

Roasted pork belly with crushed butternut squash and apple & walnut salsa

Lamb rump with vanilla braised chicory & sorrel pesto

Seared leg of lamb with almond & orange blossom with chargrilled sprouting broccoli and sweet tahini

Beef short ribs with black garlic and chilli

Pork tenderloin with caramelized garlic and orange salsa

Beef shin cooked in pomegranate & beetroot juice with courgette ribbons & celeriac puree

Ballotine of chicken with a mushroom and shallot duxelle, potato gratin and french beans with shitake mushrooms and nutmeg with a madeira jus

Chestnut gnocchi with mushroom veloute and wild mushrooms

Sea bass with mustard crust and potato terrine
 

Dessert

Sweet and salty deconstructed cheesecake with cherries

Baked chocolate truffle in pernot with figs and vanilla creme

Vanilla panna cotta with basil jus and chocolate straws

Sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel sauce and creme fraiche or vanilla sauce

Toffee apple bread and butter pudding with creme fraiche

 

Price

Get in touch for an idea of prices

 

 - Mexicana Fiesta Menu - 

Nibbles

Olives

Hummus

Salsa Roja

HandmadeTortilla Crisps

Mexican spiced popcorn

 

Mains

Beef Chilli (mild heat)

Slow cooked pulled chicken (free-range) with mixed peppers and Mexican spices

The above are served with a mix of flour and corn tortillas, shredded salad and grated Monterary Jack cheese

Baked black bean and sweet potato enchilada served with fresh avocado and coriander (on the side)

Nacho’s with refried beans and melted cheese

 

Salad and sides

Avocado & mango salad with fresh cheese and pumpkin seeds

Hand-cut coleslaw with lime

Guacamole

Sour cream and chive

Salsa Roja

Pico de gallo (contains coriander)

Pickled chillis

Pickled red onion

Fresh coriander

 

Desserts

Tropical fruit salad

Watermelon

Price

Get in touch for an idea of prices