A Christmas Banquet at Pickfords House, Friargate, Derby


Christmas Banquet
Thursday 3rd December & Wednesday 9th December at Pickfords House, Friargate
7pm arrival, guests to be seated 7.30pm
£65.00 per person

On Arrival
Glass of home made Mulled Wine served with-
Smoked salmon with cream cheese & dill served on rye bread
Home smoked Derbyshire game & date chutney served on a toasted croute
Home made shortcrust pastry tartlet filled with Stilton & cranberry

Home made Duck Liver Parfait
Smooth duck liver parfait served with a melba toast stack, home made , red onion and port chutney and finished with a tossed leaf saladette with walnuts, pear & Derbyshire stilton

‘Carsington’ Rod Caught Trout
Fillet of home smoked trout, served on sautéed kale and oyster mushrooms, finished with a saffron, lentil cream stock sauce

Main Course
Saddle of Venison
Saddle of roe venison wrapped with thyme and pancetta, oven roasted pink and carved onto a rosti potato with a swirl of sweet potato puree and surrounded with a redcurrant and port reduced stock sauce

Sea bass and Scallops
Fillet of sea bass pan fried with dill and Derbyshire lemon rapeseed oil, finished on sautéed scallops and leeks, surrounded with a rich thermidor sauce

Filled Aubergine (V)
Aubergine filled with a stuffing of walnuts, cranberries & herbs, topped with stilton, oven baked and finished on sautéed oyster mushrooms and a lentil stock sauce

Dessert Menu
Home made Duo of Desserts
Creamy Baileys creme brullee with a crispy burnt sugar top and light Belgium chocolate orange and whisky mousse in a tulip brandy snap basket, finished on swirls of vanilla pod sauce

Filter coffee & home made chocolate truffles

A cash bar is available throughout the evening

Car parking available

Dinner served by the Events Team from The Butler’s Pantry in Mickleover

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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.

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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

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

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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