For private groups of 10 to 30 guests

This class is great for the real "foodies”. Guests are greeted with morning tea or afternoon tea, and from then on, with a Ruth Pretty Catering chef, are cooking for themselves. This can be geared towards lunch or dinner.

 

Programmes

Lunch Programme
10.00am
Guests arrive at Springfield House
Morning tea is served
10.30am Hands on cooking class begins
This is held in the farmhouse kitchen at
Ruth and Paul’s home
Our chef works with your group to prepare lunch
1.00pm Pre-lunch drinks and passarounds are served
2.00pm Seated for lunch
4.00pm Estimated conclusion and guest departure
Dinner Programme
2.00pm
Guests arrive at Springfield House
Afternoon tea is served
2.30pm Hands on cooking class begins
This is held in the farmhouse kitchen at Ruth and Paul’s home
Our chef works with your group to prepare dinner
5.00pm Pre dinner drinks and passarounds are served
6.00pm Seated for dinner
8.00pm Estimated conclusion and guest departure

Price:
$240.00 (excluding GST) per guest

This price includes exclusive use of the Springfield house and recipes to recreate your favourite dishes at home. Prices excludes beverage.

See below for the class menus. Contact events@ruthpretty.co.nz to book.





 

     

Staycation Menus 

Spanish Staycation 
(March - April )

Pumpkin Empanadas with Cholula Sauce
Skewered Lamb, Feta and Olive Albondigas with Lemon Mayonnaise

Gazpacho with Avocado

Valencian Paella with Chicken, Prawns and Mussels 
Summer Vegetable Paella

Potato and Green Bean Tuna Salad
Roasted Red Pepper Spanish Salad

Orange Syrup Cake with Cinnamon Crème Fraiche and Poached Figs

L'affare Coffee,
Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion

English Staycation 
(May - June)

Devils on Horseback
Smoked Eel Mousse on Walnut Oatcakes

Victoria's Deli Plate with Soda Bread

Standing Rib Roast of Beef with Marjoram Jus and Toad in the Hole
Mushroom Wellington


Roast Agria Potatoes with Aromatic Salt
Spiced Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Petit Pois à la Francais

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Whipped Cream

L'affare Coffee,
Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion

Scandinavian Staycation
(July - August)

Salmon Sliders with Mustard Dill Mayonnaise
Farm-Raised Venison Meatballs with Citrus Glaze 

Gurnard with Creamed Mushrooms and Breadcrumbs

Roast Pork Loin with Green Peppercorn Sauce 
Oven Baked Salmon with Horseradish Crust 

Braised Red Cabbage with Cranberry
Twice Cooked Potatoes with Rosemary
Roasted Beetroot with Sorrel, Walnuts and Citrus Crème Fraiche

Warm Apple and Almond Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream 

L'affare Coffee, 
Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion

New York Staycation
(September – October)

Pigs in Blankets with Mustard Sauce
Cajun Spiced Chicken Wings with Ranch Dressing

King Salmon with Vegetable Piccalilli and Shichimi

Roast Suckling Pig with Thyme and Rosemary
Portobello Mushroom with White Bean Mash and Macadamia Crumble

Roman Style Pizza with Potatoes and Rosemary
Braised Beetroot with Onions and Balsamic
Manhattan Apple and Fennel Slaw

Baked New York Style Cheesecake with Berry Compote

L'affare Coffee, 
Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion




Barbecue Bash
(November - December)

Beef Fillet Sliders with Béarnaise Butter and Bacon
Westcoast Whitebait Fritters

Haloumi with Cherry Tomato and Basil Salad with Bruschetta

Market Fish with Barbecued Zucchini Salad and Tangy Lemon Dressing

Beef Ribeye Steaks with Selection of Mustards

Roasted Kumara, Garlic and Lime Salad 
Asparagus and Orecchiette Salad with Minted Yoghurt and Peas 
Iceberg Lettuce, Rocket and Radish Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Chocolate Mousse Cake with Berry Cream

L'affare Coffee, 
Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion

 

 Christmas in Te Horo
(November - December)

Coconut Prawns with Lime Mayonnaise
Beetroot Dip with White Bean and Preserved Lemon with Seed Crackers

Lamboyant Ribs

Oven Baked Salmon with Horseradish Crust and Citrus Sour Cream
Murellen Ham with Honey and Whiskey Glaze and Pickled Crab Apples

Naughty Potatoes
Drunken Mushrooms
Salad from Paul's Garden 
Asparagus with Brown Butter Sauce

Gâteau Mont Blanc with Penray Strawberries

L'affare Coffee,
Loose Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea Infusion