French Bistro Menu

A French meal can showcase many regional and varied dishes from Normandy to the Provence, fine dining or candlelit bistro. The choice is yours…we provide the food, you provide the ambience

Hors D’Oeuvres

Tarlette au Comte

With caramelised leeks, comte cheese, baby leaf salad

Camembert roti au miel

Baked camembert with honey & thyme

Veloute de Courge

Roast butternut squash soup, sourdough toasts

Les Plats

Poulet a la Normande
Chicken supreme, calvados & cream sauce, baked apple

Bouef Bourguignon 

Slow-cooked Beef in Burgundy with lardons ,button mushrooms & shallots

Salmon en Croute

Salmon fillet & samphire in pastry, prosecco & cream sauce, wilted spinach

Tomato Tarte Tatin

Seasonal salad, celeriac remoulade, parmentier potatoes


Red fruit vacherin

Chocolate fondant

French apple tart, crème Chantilly

Poached pears in red wine & cassis


Surprise Asian Birthday Buffet for 45

Many thanks for doing such a great job Maxine. It was a great event, well managed and hassle free. The food was excellent and everyone was impressed. I highly recommend your services and will definitely use you again.

Traditional Summer Buffet for 60

Thanks very much again for all your hard work and delicious and beautifully presented food. You made it all very easy and having been spoiled on this occasion I’m sure I’ll be tempted again!

Celebration Meal for 50

We were really pleased with how the christening went and thought the food you prepared was fantastic – the fact there were no leftovers is testament to just how much everyone enjoyed the catering!

Thai Celebration Meal for 20

We had an amazing, mouthwatering Asian menu for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Not only was every dish delicious, made the whole evening such a pleasure. She comes into your home in a relaxed and well organised manner,  cheerful yet unobtrusive, making the whole occasion very special and memorable.

Divine Dinners Delivered 

We’ve used Quinntessential Catering several times. The food has always been amazing be it European or Far Eastern, from casual to black tie dinner parties. Its great value for money , as well as a fantastic service with a smile . Thank you for helping us make wonderful memories.

Anniversary French Meal for 2

Thank you so much for the special dinner. It was absolutely delicious, and we enjoyed it hugely! It was so nice to celebrate our anniversary as we usually would and we shall certainly be using you again. You beef in particular was wonderful. This is a dish I routinely make, but have never as successfully as yours!

Valentines Dinner for 2

Thank you so much for our Valentines meal. It was absolutely wonderful. Every mouthful left us wanting more! Now stuffed, but the Comte and onion tart and chocolate torte will live in my memory.