Private Catering

Our private dinner party catering is a real treat, our team can provide a dinner party for you either in your own home or chosen venue.  Our current menu is below, however we are happy to design a bespoke menu for you.

Our team arrive approx 1-2 hrs prior to service, set the table for you, serve your own pre-dinner drinks (with canapés if required), serve the meal & clear away.  All you need to do is enjoy time with your guests!

Private Dinner Menu

Starter

Sweet Tomato with Basil Oil Soup

A creamy sweet tomato soup with swirls of basil oil and served with toasted cheese croutes

Feta Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Tartlet

A home made shortcrust pastry tartlet with a feta cheese, sun dried tomato and tarragon filling served with a spicy tomato salsa and assorted leaves drizzled with Derbyshire rapeseed dressing

Brushetta with Mozzarella Cheese and Home Smoked Chicken

A toasted brushetta topped with slices of mozzarella cheese, a drizzle of red onion and chive dressing, topped with curls of home smoked chicken, finished with a rocket and olive tossed saladette

Home Made Chicken Liver Parfait

Home made smooth chicken liver parfait served with wafer thin melba toast & Butler’s home made date chutney, finished with tossed rocket leaves drizzled with a balsamic glaze

Parsnip and Butternut Squash Soup

A home made creamy parsnip & butternut squash soup with swirls of cream and tarragon, served with cheddar cheese croutes

Main Course

Braised Derbyshire Beef

Braised slices of tender beef cooked with shallots, smoked bacon and mushrooms, with a burgundy red wine stock, finished with potato puree

Filled Chicken Breast

Chicken breast filled with cream cheese & chives, wrapped with Serrano ham, carved and served onto a creamy mushroom sauce

Pan Fried Fillet of Seabass

Fillet of seabass pan fried with dill, finished on sautéed mushrooms and curly kale surrounded with a saffron and lentil creamy stock sauce

Fillet of Pork with Crispy Belly Pork

Fillet of pork wrapped with fresh sage and serrano ham carved onto sautéed creamed leeks, crispy belly pork and finished with a creamy asparagus sauce

Filled Roast Aubergine (V)

An aubergine filled with a mixed beans and couscous topped with feta cheese, roasted and finished with a clear lentil stock sauce

 Game dishes also available – please inquire

All the above main courses are served with a selection of seasonal vegetables & a potato dish

Home made Dessert

Belgium Chocolate Torte

A home made rich Belgium chocolate torte, served on swirls of berry coulis, garnished with berries & fresh garden mint

Marmalade Bread & Butter Pudding

A home made creamy bread & butter pudding served with vanilla sauce & garnished with berries & mint

Citrus Cheesecake

A home made light creamy citrus cheesecake on an amaretto biscuit base, finished with swirls of berry sauce and a refreshing crème fraiche, garnished with fresh garden mint

Cheese board may be served as an additional 4th course

a selection of County cheeses served with celery, grapes, home made Butler’s date chutney, savoury biscuits & bread croutes

Coffee & Home made Chocolate Truffles

There are many other menu options & style of service, please email your requirements or call 01332 519007

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We just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for helping make Saturday such a great day for the both of us.

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Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   
Wedding    Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   

We just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for helping make Saturday such a great day for the both of us. The food was great - and helped make the day so memorable for everyone involved. Once back from the honeymoon we'll send a more formal thank you - but we hope to come by the Butler's Pantry in the future and experience more of your wonderful cuisine.

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a massive big thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful food and service you provided for our wedding on 30th August.

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Kedleston, Derby, UK   
Wedding    Kedleston, Derby, UK   

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a massive big thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful food and service you provided for our wedding on 30th August. We have had so many compliments from our guests saying how wonderful the food was and how helpful your staff were. All of your support right from the first meeting has been fantastic and we cant thank you enough for the part you played in making our wedding day so special. We will hopefully see you again as we plan on visiting the restaurant so we can taste your wonderful food again

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance with your delicious and well presented food on our wedding day.

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Rosliston   
Wedding    Rosliston   

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance with your delicious and well presented food on our wedding day. The guests were very complimentary of the food and the professionalism of yourself and your team. Such a joy and pleasure to work with.

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What an amazing day which was made so special by you and your team Ralph.

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Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   
Wedding Party    Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What an amazing day which was made so special by you and your team Ralph. Our Wedding Day was going to be Low Key, Small Scale, but it seemed to develop a life of its own and eventhough the numbers remained small the expectations developed into "Nothing but the best" from my wedding dress, the flowers the rings, the drink, everything. We had chosen the Butlers Pantry with only the experience of a lovely breakfast on one other occasion because it was local and Ralph seemed very personable and professional. Fortunately our home was able to accomodate our 31 guests, but I did worry that having the wedding reception on site might be rather stressful. I needn't have worried. The day before the wedding Ralph and team delivered his equipment with no fuss. On the day the first we saw of them was as we returned from the church as the smartly dressed staff quietly and professionally served us the Champagne and beautiful Canapes. At this time my brain had disappeared after the nerves of the service but fortunately there was Roy the Master of Ceremonies who gently steered the proceedings and us so the everything flowed smoothly from the meal to thespeache. It was wonderful to have somebody to rely on to know the right thing to do at the right time so we didn't have to think of anything except enjoying ourselves, whilst the waiters quietly, efficiently and politely served the meal. We did expect the food to be good with Ralphs reputation, but we were not prepared for the high standard that we received. My expectations are very high because I work in hospitality in a High profile area and I have to say that the quality of the food was of a superior standard which could have graced the best tables. Our guests were thrilled and so were we. I have never had such a wonderful meal on a large scale. So thank you Ralph and helpers for playing such a large part in creating one of the best days we have ever had.


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