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Formal Lunches

Formal Luncheons & Dinners

The following menus form the basis of our formal luncheons & dinners, any combination of starter, main course and dessert can be chosen.

◊ Spinach & Prawn Roulade
◊ Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Pepper Soup
◊ Orange & Avocado Salad (served with wholegrain bread and butter)
◊ Smoked Salmon Parcels (garnished with a sprig of Dill, Caviar and Lemon Wedge)
◊ Baked Smoked Haddock Creams with Lemon Dressed Leaves
◊ Pate (served with a little salad, hot toast and butter)
◊ Smoked Salmon, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad
◊ Coup Indienne (Melon ,Prawns and Red Pepper in a lightly curried mayonnaise)
◊ Prawn Cocktail
◊ Smoked Salmon & Dill Mousse

Main Courses

◊ Coq au vin (with whole breasts of Chicken)
◊ Boeuf Bourguignonne
◊ Pork Steaks (on a bed of apple, sage and onion topped with cheese and breadcrumbs)
◊ Lime & Ginger Chicken
◊ Seafood Pie (a selection of white & smoked fish with prawns topped with creamed potatoes)
◊ Chicken stuffed with Stilton and wrapped in Bacon in a red wine sauce
◊ Chicken & Ham Pie with Leeks
◊ Duck Breasts in a Redcurrant Sauce
◊ Beef Wellington (this dish carries a supplement of £7 per person)
◊ Salmon en Croute, individual puff pastry parcels of Salmon Fillets and Prawns served with Hollandaise Sauce (this dish carries a supplement of £5 per person)

All of the above dishes are accompanied by a selection of freshly cooked seasonal vegetables

◊ Fresh Fruit Pavlova
◊ Nutty Meringue Gateau
◊ Chocolate Profiteroles with Frosted Grapes
◊ Chocolate Roulade
◊ Individual Lemon Cheesecake
◊ Oranges in Grand Marnier
◊ Sticky Toffee Puddings with Pecan Sauce
◊ Forgotten Pudding

£40.00 per person

The formal luncheon & dinner price is inclusive of waitress service, coffee and mints.
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