Dinner parties

If you're throwing a dinner party and you want to give your guests the best possible experience, it's important that you choose the right caterer. Choose an events catering service that listens to you, that will build a bespoke menu for you, and that has a first-class reputation for culinary quality.

Fossil Food knows how to throw a party! Over the years we have catered at a variety of locations and we would love to help you celebrate your occasion wherever you choose it to be.

Griddled scallops on vegetable puree with herbs

Your party, your menu, your way

At Fossil Foods we work with our clients to develop a bespoke menu based around them. If you have any dietary or allergy needs to satisfy, just let us know - it won't be a problem.

We work with a range of the finest quality produce sourced from trusted local providers. So if you want a menu that's truly delicious, seasonal, and tailored to you, we can help. Don't just take our word for it though, taste a sample yourself first and let the flavours do the talking.

Wherever you're holding your dinner party, whether it's at home or any other venue, we can accommodate you. We have extensive experience providing exquisite dining in a wide range of locations.

At Fossil Foods you'll always get truly personal service. Both Steve and Kirsty are always on hand to answer your questions and to make sure everything goes exactly as planned.

Sample Menus

Below are some typical menus we offer at our dinner parties and events. Feel free to use them as inspiration or a starting point with us when planning your food with us.


Dorset Rocks

Pacific Rocks

Scrumpy Fried with Jalapeno Mayonnaise

Baked with Wild Garlic, Chorizo and Parmesan Gratin   

All served with Shallot Vinegar, Preserved Lemon and Tobasco


Locally Caught Flash-Fried Squid, Spelt, Gremolata, Wild Flowers and Mild Habanero 

Heritage Salt Baked Beetroots, Pickled Walnuts, Watercress and Smoked Bocconcini’s  

Deep-Fried House Duck Egg, Summer Stew of homegrown Broad Beans, Peas, Asparagus, Wild Herbs and Bearnaise Sauce.

Locally foraged Wild Mushrooms in a creamy Veloute, House Focaccia Toast, Trill Flowers, Tendrils & Parmesan Pangritata

Heritage Smoked Tomato’s, Torn Sourdough, Pickled Cucumber, Local Goats Curds & Oregano (V)

Our own farmed Aylesbury Duck Salad, Smoky Bacon, Mange Tout, Plum Dressing

Home-cured Gravadlax Salmon, Pickled Radishes, Preserved Lemon, Pea shoots

Softly set Portland Crab, Gruyere Tart, Lemon Mayo, Trill Farm Leaves

Lyme Bay Smoked Mackerel Mousse, Cucumber Ribbons, Asparagus, Sourdough


Local Premium 28 day aged Cote de Beauf, Goose Fat Chips, Smoked Carrots, Bone Marrow Gratin, Vine Tomato’s & Bordelaise Sauce.

Fillet/T-Bone of Turbot, Yukon Golds, Pickled Shallots, Battered Samphire & Oyster Emulsion.

Pearl Barley Risotto w/ Asparagus, Salsify, Crispy Onion, Poached House Duck Egg, Tuille & Garden Pesto Dressing.

Whole Lyme Bay Fish Platter, including as many Fresh Fish that’s available from Market. Served with Garden Vegetables and Potatoes/Salad (min 10 people)

Lyme Bay Cod ‘Steak’, Chorizo and Cannelini Cassoulet, Sauteed Cavelo Nero

Our Own Farmed Aylesbury Duck Leg Confit, Clotted Cream Pomme Puree, Kithul Chantennays, Blackberry Jus

Italian Herb Crust Loin of Pollack, Wilted Greens, Truffled Artichoke Puree, Zesty Butter

Caramelised Root Vegetable Masala, Lemon & Coconut Pilau, Toasted Flatbreads (V)

Pan-Fried Lyme Regis Sea Bass, Asparagus, Creamed Onions, Parma, Parsnip Crisps

Blackened Aubergines & Courgettes, Halloumi, Confit Peperonata, Pine Nuts, Leaves (V)

Local Garden Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Ricotta Arancini, Girolles, Peas & Mint Jus

Torched Brixham Hake Fillet, Preserved Lemon, Crushed Mids, Tenderstem, Sauce Vierge

Pan-Fried Lyme Regis Sea Bass, Asparagus, Creamed Onions, Parma, Parsnip Crisps


Our Famous Gooey Choc Brownie, White Choc, Salted Caramel, Clotted Cream

Home Foraged Elderflower and Tarquin Gin Jelly, Summer Fruits and Sorbet 

Vacherin of Summer Fruits, Nutty Meringues, Berry Coulis, Thick Vanilla Cream

Home-Baked Lemon & Prosecco Tart, Strawberry and Mint Salad, Chantilly

Russet Apple & Poached Pear Crumble Tart, Fresh Egg Custard, Raspberries

Belgian Chocolate Marquisse, Boozy Morello Cherries, Ameretti

White Choc Crème Brûlée, Almond Biscotti, Summer Fruit Salad.

Sticky Toffee Cheesecake, Butterscotch, Whiskey Cream

‘My Grans’ Crumble Recipe & The Best Custard

Bespoke to You

Our menus are bespoke to each customers tastes and preferences. We can adapt the menu to suit any dietary requirements and allergies if needed. Our menus are always changing and evolving based on seasonality produce of our local suppliers and what is growing on our very own land.

If you want dinner party catering that will amaze your guests, you need Fossil Foods. With our sterling reputation for quality and customer service, we know you're going to be satisfied.

You simply need to experience our service for yourself - call Fossil Foods today to cater your next dinner party.

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