The following menus have been designed to give you a flavour of our style, along with an overview of popular options.

However, please feel free to mix and match – it’s your party!

The cost will depend on a number of factors (your venue, numbers, staffing requirements etc), so please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your event, so we can prepare an accurate quote for you.

Most of our menus include vegetarian options (v). In addition, we are of course, able to cater for other special dietary requirements – as long as you tell us beforehand!

Canapés

We recommend 5 choices pre-dinner or 7-8 for a drinks party (min. 20 guests)

*Requires cooking facilities

Meat

Crostini with prosciutto & pea puree
Duck, spring onion & cucumber wrap with plum dipping sauce
Figs with Parma ham
Filo tartlets with smoked chicken, black olives & parsley pesto
Ham hock terrine & pea puree crostini
Mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef & horseradish cream
Morcilla: black pudding & chorizo balls*
Sliders: mini beef burgers*
Smoked pork belly confit with hoisin sauce*
Thai chicken satay with fragrant peanut sauce

Fish

Blinis with smoked salmon & dill crème fraiche
Cromer crab-filled little gem
Marinated king prawns wrapped in mange tout with citrus mayonnaise
Mini prawn cocktail vol au vents: retro classic
Salmon fishcakes with dill & crème fraîche tartare*
Sweet chilli tiger prawn skewers
Teriyaki salmon skewers
Thai fish cakes with cucumber dip*
Trout & beetroot filo baskets
Tuna ceviche tostadas

Vegetarian

Arancini with truffled mushrooms*
Avocado & goats’ cheese crostini
Basil-marinated mozzarella & cherry tomato skewers
Cocktail corn cakes with spicy mango salsa
Fennel-marinated feta & olive skewers
Grilled asparagus with chervil mayonnaise
Grilled Mediterranean vegetable crostini with pesto & Pecorino
Leek & Norfolk Dapple quiche squares
Norfolk rarebit with onion jam*
Olive & Gruyere palmiers
Parmesan & poppy seed lollipops
Savoury scones with soft goats’ cheese & tapenade
Slow-roasted tomato & herb tartlets with feta cheese
Parmesan & parsley bread sticks

Vegan

Mediterranean vegetable & hummus crostini
Katsu tofu skewers
Olive & sun-dried tomato pastry pin wheels
Arancini *
Sliders: mini burgers*

Sweet

Mini fresh fruit tartlets
Chocolate brownie squares
Mini chocolate éclairs
Tropical fruit brochettes with mascarpone dip

Buffets & Table Feasts*

Mediterranean Table Feast

Shoulder of lamb, slow roasted with rosemary & garlic (served warm)
Poached salmon with salsa verde & oven-roasted vine tomatoes
Piedmontese peppers (roasted pepper halves filled with tomatoes, anchovies & garlic)
Fregola (giant couscous) with watermelon, feta, rocket, dill & mint
Griddled courgette and aubergine salad with basil & olive oil
Sweet potato, caramelised red onion, feta, rocket & pine nut salad
Mixed leaves with home-made tarragon dressing
Basket of rustic breads, with butter

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DIY Eton Mess: Bowls of fresh strawberries, crushed meringue and whipped cream

* Table Feast: A wonderful way of combining the variety of a buffet with the effortlessness of a served meal. Guests are seated at tables laden with a variety of appetising dishes to pass around and share, family style.

Middle Eastern Table Feast

Za’atar-spiced shoulder of lamb
Sumac-spiced salmon with pineapple & coriander salsa
Tabbouleh
Harissa-roasted cauliflower & butternut squash
Broad bean & courgette salad with labneh
Carrot salad with cumin, mint & pistachio
Falafel with red pepper sauce
Baba ganoush
Roasted new potatoes with herbs
Persian-style flatbreads

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Baklava with baked figs, honey & yoghurt
Italian Table Feast
Porchetta with orange & sage
Hake baked with red pepper ragu & black olives
Shaved fennel salad with lemon
Caprese: vine tomatoes, mozzarella & basil with olive oil
Orzo with courgette & Pecorino
Broad beans with anchovies & mint
Rocket salad with Parmesan
New potatoes with gremolata
Focaccia and ciabatta with olive oil & balsamic vinegar

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Tuscan torta della nonna
A rich & creamy tart filled with lemon-scented custard topped with pine nuts

Campfire Table Feast

Piri-piri spatchcock chicken
Jerk ham with pineapple, chilli & coriander salsa
Red cabbage slaw
Sweet-chili corn-on-the-cob
BBQ pit beans
Cajun potato wedges with sour cream dip
Cos lettuce salad with blue cheese dressing
Corn bread loaves

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Campfire peach cobbler with thick cream
Traditional Table Feast
Platter of beech-smoked Norfolk ham & rare roast beef
Chicken with tarragon mayonnaise & grapes
Cold poached salmon with lemon & dill mayonnaise
Couscous with roasted Mediterranean vegetables
Tomato, mozzarella & basil salad
Home-made coleslaw
Buttered warm new potatoes with chives
Mixed leaves with home-made tarragon dressing
Basket of rustic breads, with butter

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Large sharing pavlovas with seasonal mixed berries and cream
Two/Three Course Meals*

(*please choose one selection per course, along with a vegetarian option)

Starters

(served with selection of rustic breads and butter)

Beetroot assiette: pickled, pureed and dried with creamed goats’ cheese (v)
Buffalo mozzarella with heritage tomato salad (v)
Chicken liver parfait with port reduction & brioche toast
Chunky game terrine with pickled walnuts, beetroot puree & rye toast
Creamy goats’ cheese with pickled & pureed beetroot, cucumber & black olive crumb (v)
Green asparagus with hollandaise and soft hen’s egg (v)
Ham hock terrine with celeriac remoulade & apple puree
Home-cured gravadlax salmon with pickled beetroot, cucumber and horseradish crème fraiche
Potted shrimp with melba toast
Binham Blue & purple sprouting broccoli tart with walnut pesto
Roasted red pepper & butternut squash soup (v)
Seared scallops with sautéed hispi cabbage & Thai dressing
Smoked duck breast with celeriac salad, baby onions, pickled egg, crispy bacon & mushroom
Smoked Norfolk Dapple crème brûlée with anchovy toast
Smoked salmon, asparagus and potato terrine with spinach puree & truffle mayonnaise
Watercress & spinach soup with smoked salmon /or ciabatta croutons (v)
Sharing boards: mixed antipasti with cured meats, mozzarella & roasted vegetables

Mains

(served with seasonal vegetables and new potatoes, unless otherwise stated)

Beef bourguignon with chestnut mushrooms, shallots, bacon and creamy mash
Chicken breast with tarragon sauce
Confit Gressingham duck leg with spiced red cabbage, celeriac, rosti & red wine jus
Fillet of beef with confit carrots, carrot puree, bone marrow fritter & dauphinois potatoes
Loin of Norfolk venison with pickled blackberries, blackberry gel, hazelnut crumb, cavolo nero, fondant potatoes & red wine jus
Monkfish wrapped in Parma ham with wilted sorrel, spinach, cabbage & saffron potatoes with a fish velouté
Norfolk beef in ale with creamy mash & French peas
Norfolk sausages & mash with garden peas & onion gravy
Rack of English lamb with a mustard & herb crust, boulangère potatoes & red wine jus
Roasted cod with cauliflower puree, pickled cauliflower florets & crispy cod skin
Roasted sea bass fillet on fennel puree with broad bean & tomato & a red wine sauce
Salmon en croûte with a creamy dill sauce
Salmon fillet with a champagne and pink peppercorn sauce & chive mash, Chantenay carrots & green beans
Sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes & gravy
Slow-cooked ox cheek with silverskin onions, lardons, creamy mash & wilted greens
Slow-roasted, caramelised Norfolk pork belly with butternut squash puree, roasted apple & tender stem broccoli
Trio of lamb: roasted cannon, lamb neck bonbon and crispy, shredded lamb belly with savoy cabbage & boulangère potatoes

Vegetarian/Vegan

Aubergine parmigiana with rocket & sun-dried tomato pesto (v)
Baby butternut squash filled with a puy lentils, roasted mushroom and sage (vegan)
Butternut squash lasagne (v)
Cheese and parsnip roulade with sage & onion stuffing (v)
Chickpea and coriander balls with tabbouleh (vegan)
Katsu tofu curry, sesame seed pak choi & jasmine rice (vegan)

Desserts

Banana and bread pudding with peanut butter parfait & caramel sauce
Caramelised lemon tart with crème fraîche
Coconut panna cotta with roasted pineapple
Dark chocolate and black cherry trifle
Dark chocolate tart with berry compote
Luscious Lemon: Drizzle cake, jelly, sherbet, meringue, syllabub & curd
Profiteroles with dark chocolate sauce
Raspberry & passion fruit meringue
Red wine-poached pear with cinnamon cream & apple puree
Vanilla crème brûlée with shortbread
Warm chocolate brownie with Jersey clotted cream ice cream
Treacle tart with coffee & brown sugar doughnuts
White chocolate and rhubarb cheesecake with upside-down rhubarb cake & vanilla sauce

Sharing Desserts

DIY Eton Mess: bowls of fresh strawberries, crushed meringue and whipped cream, served with chocolate brownie squares
‘Two-in-One’ Pavlova: half chocolate mousse, chocolate brownie crumb & marshmallows; half strawberries and whipped cream

Or why not let us create a bespoke dessert sharing board for you?

Supper Time

Cheese board: Local and continental cheeses, pickles & chutneys, grapes, crusty bread, crackers & butter
Farmhouse Supper: Pork pie, charcuterie, pate, cheeses, pickles, chutneys, grapes, crusty bread, crackers & butter
Grazing Table (a deliciously unstructured tablescape of quality produce): fine local cheeses, succulent seasonal fruit and crunchy vegetables, charcuterie, rustic artisan breads, olives, pates, dips, crackers…

Street food

Cheese & ham toasties: smoked Norfolk ham & Gruyère on local organic ciabatta
Dry-cured bacon or Norfolk sausage buttie
Hot roast beef baguettes with red onion jam & horseradish
Jumbo German bratwurst with caramelised onions in a soft hot dog roll
Lamb kofta flatbreads with red onion, iceberg salad & minted yoghurt sauce
Mac ‘n Cheese with crispy bacon
Norfolk hog roast with crackling, sage stuffing & apple sauce in a roll
Hot chip buckets with topped with (choose three):
Beef chilli & grated cheddar
Hot salt beef, gherkin and Swiss cheese
Camembert & onion jam
Chicken curry, mango chutney & crushed poppadoms
Chorizo, Manchego & peppers
Vegan chilli

Traditional Afternoon Tea

(served on mis-matched vintage china)

Sandwiches (a mix of granary and white breads)
Cream cheese & cucumber
Smoked salmon with lemon crème fraîche
Free range-egg & cress
Smoked Norfolk ham & mustard

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Bite-size sausage rolls
Quiche squares
Mini smoked salmon Scotch eggs

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Home-made cakes and dainties
Selection of home-made sponge cakes
Fresh fruit tartlets
Mini chocolate éclairs
Mini scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream
Chocolate-dipped strawberries

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Freshly brewed tea, coffee & herbal infusions

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Summary
Wedding caterer
Service Type
Wedding caterer
Provider Name
Expresso Café & Catering,
12 St Georges Street,Norwich,Norfolk-NR3 1BA,
Telephone No.01603 768881
Area
Norwich, Norfolk
Description
Our menus for weddings, civil partnerships and parties have been designed to give you a flavour of our style, along with an overview of popular options. However, please feel free to mix and match – it’s your party!