Though we certainly offer regular four course meals, Barraud Caterers specialises in the degustation dinner, which defines the ultimate in the cerebral understanding of emotions that food and wine evince from the discriminating diner. It requires a refined and knowledgeable palate to construct a menu that will provide a progression of tastes that will open, amaze and instruct the senses and then inform the intellect to a level of culinary and gustatory appreciation.

  • dinner1White asparagus soup with butter-poached hen egg yolk
  • dinner2Blueberry, tomato and basil salad with lemon dressing sorbet
  • dinner3Roast loin of lamb with smoked bacon haricots verts and herbed gnocchi — Provençal sauce
  • dinner4Fourme d’Ambert soup with sweet almond wafer

A tasting dinner is for the epicure graced with heart, palate and intellect. The heart requires your sense of the joy of food be uppermost: The palate requires happy acceptance of all flavours, textures and cuisines. The intellect demands cerebral acuity in the journey through curiosity, to satisfaction and on to bliss to reach comprehension of the delicious art of your menu.

  • This sample seasonal menu gives you a taste of what we can create for your unique occasion.

Amuse-Gueule

  • Chicken liver mousse with beet and orange syrup
    Cucumber custard with mango-cilantro salad – soy-sake sabayon
    Crab and pineapple salad with gazpacho sorbet

Dinner

  • White asparagus soup with butter-poached hen egg yolk
  • Dry sherry-cured gravlax with curried apple, tomato-sherry gelée and sour cream custard
  • Lobster custard with sherried Serrano crisps and olive relish
  • Tarragon pheasant breast with faro, romanesco broccoli — au jus
  • Roast loin of lamb with smoked bacon haricots verts and herbed gnocchi — Provençal sauce
  • Blueberry, tomato and basil salad with lemon dressing sorbet
  • Saint-Marcellin crème brulée with roasted peach
    Pouligny-Saint-Pierre with radish and cucumber
    Fourme d’Ambert soup with sweet almond wafer
  • Crème fraîche crêpes with strawberry salad
    Celery-apple sorbet with tomato-ginger syrup
    Fried banana-chocolate spring rolls with coconut dulce de leche
    Coffee, teas, tisanes with mignardises