Event Catering for all occasions

We have successfully delivered many events over the last few years. Catering for engagement parties in gardens and stately homes to birthday parties in private houses and a couple on ocean going boats ! Anything is possible with any age, size of party and location taken care of.

August 2015 update – The Summer season is in full swing and the Purple Plum team are incredibly busy helping our lovely wedding couples enjoy unforgettable catering experiences. In recent weeks we have been busy at locations ranging from Godwick Great Barn, Voewood House, Swanton Morley Hall and Chaucer Barns to beautiful home-based weddings. Every single event is precious to us and we make it as unique as our customers. In addition to weddings, the team are flat out catering for private events and our corporate clients (including household names such as Barclays, Audi, Mini Cooper and Mercedes).

The ongoing success and growth of Purple Plum has meant that we have needed to find a larger location to meet the ever increasing demand from our clients and we have just taken possession of new 1,300 sq ft premises.  The new location has been bespoke designed and fitted out to ensure we provide the highest quality, wedding, event and private dining catering.  It is a very exciting development and one that is sure to make ourselves and most importantly our clients very happy.

Our pop up supper clubs have been sell out successes and we are now repeating these on a monthly basis.  Our last one featured Lebanese and Persian food, it was fantastic to try out these new dishes and keep it all locally sourced. Join our newsletter and we can let you know about the next event.

At Purple Plum, every ingredient is meticulously sourced, impeccably prepared and imaginatively combined to create unique and ever-changing seasonal menus. We cater for buffets, canapes, light lunches and formal dining – carefully tailored to match the style of your event. Whether it’s business or pleasure, we can offer a fully bespoke service including crockery hire, staff and wines.

Please note that events located more than 25 miles from Norwich will incur an “at cost” delivery charge to cover additional transportation costs and staff travelling time.

 

bespoke packages for your event

Purpleplum can cater for any event that you have of any size, providing food at product launches, weddings and civil partnership ceremonies, canapé parties, corporate weekend events, concerts, festivals, vintage tea parties, private dinner parties, bbqs and street parties. For intimate dinners and parties for hundreds in all kinds of amazing venues; castle ruins, the middle of a field, the beach, historic houses, private gardens, barns, warehouses, galleries, museums, back stage of theatres, marquees and boutique hotels, we can accommodate any request.

Here are a few sample menus:

Sample Menu

To Start:

Oak Smoked Salmon, Dill and Lemon Mayonnaise, Pickled cucumber.

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Creamy Smoked Mackerel Pate, Lightly picked Beetroot, Caraway Rye Bread.

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Warm Caramelised Onion Tart, Rocket Salad and Chorizo Croutons.

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Pork and Butterbean Terrine, Tomato Chutney and Herb Salad.

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Watercress, Pear, Stilton and Walnut Salad, with a Honey and Cider Dressing.

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Griddled Pomegranate Chicken, Quinoa Tabouleh.

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Aubergine, Feta, Mint and Pomegranate Rolls.

Main:

Roast Leg of Lamb for each table, Rosemary and Garlic, Roasted New Potatoes, Provencal Sauce.

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Braised Cured Ham, Parsnip Puree, Roast Potatoes, Caraway Carrots.

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Ratatouille and Mascarpone Lasagne, Freshly Baked Focaccia, Wild Leaf Salad.

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Wild Mushroom and Chestnut Plait, Herb Baby Roast Potatoes, redcurrant Jus.

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Sausage and Three Mustard Mash, Red Cabbage and Apple.

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Salmon with Herb Crust, Sautéed New Potatoes, Chorizo and Courgettes.

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Suffolk Steak and Ale Pie, Creamy Horseradish Mash and Spring Greens.

Puddings:

Pecan Pie with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

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Eton Mess, Macerated Strawberries, Chantilly Cream.

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Chocolate and Coconut Tart with Mixed Berries.

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Bread and Butter Puddings with Roasted Fruit.

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Warm Chocolate Brownies and Vanilla Ice Cream.

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available as one or two courses.

 

Canape Menu

Locally made sausages in a honey mustard dressing
Mini chorizo and manchego pizzas
Blinis with smoked salmon, a lemon cream cheese with dill
Fresh marinated feta with mint and cherry tomato on a skewer
Crostini with roasted squash, cream cheese and toasted hazelnuts
Palmiers with tapenade
and Parmesan
Butternut squash and sesame seed nibbles
Goat cheese squares on sourdough
with chili jam
Homemade cheese thins with Brie and sweet chutney
Mini vegetable frittata
Prosciutto wrapped around apricots
Spiced pork crackling
Skewered Carpaccio of beef drizzled with herb oil
Figs with goats cheese and pistachio and drizzled with honey
Polenta and fig bites
Broad bean ricotta and mint bruschetta
Baby smoked salmon potato cakes
Mango chicken skewers with basil raita
Chorizo with lemon on skewers
Fava bean crostini

Prices

1-50 of each £1.50 each

51-100 of each £1.35

over 100 of each £1.15

How many?

Pre lunch or dinner 4-5 per guest

Drinks party (2-3 hours) 10 per guest

Canape only party 12-14 per guest

 

Bowl Menu

Bowl food
Options are endless, from curries, to stews, risottos and soups.
They can be part of a buffet, a selection of different bowls or a meal to be refilled when needed.

Price is approximately £20 per head including sides and salads.
Inclusive of delivery and setup, if serving is required additional charges will apply.
Price will vary according to exact requirements

Samples
Moroccan lamb kofta, with pine nuts, apricots and a spiced couscous.
Beef meatballs with a light basmati rice.
Traditional beef in red wine with mushrooms and dumplings.
Chicken in white wine and cream with wild mushrooms, baby onions and mashed parsnips.
Irish stew.
Slow roasted lamb leg with grilled courgette, peppers and aubergines.
Slow roasted pork belly, honey salt crackling and mashed horseradish potato.
Green Thai prawn curry with coconut jasmine rice.
Traditional Spanish paella.
Lobster, tomato and vanilla casserole with orzo.
Roasted tomato, red onion, and red pepper risotto with pecorino.
Slow cooked garlicky courgettes, with penne and parmesan.
Aubergine ‘melanzane Parmegiano’ with basil, mozzarella, tomatoes and parmesan.
Traditional fattoush.

 

Lebanese Menu

Starters

Aubergine slice, with harrisa, wrapped around feta with mint.

Spinach and sumac turnovers (warm).

Feta-stuffed lamb kofta with mint yoghurt sauce (warm).

Cromer Crab and sourdough cake with caper and herb aioli.

Mini shots of tomato soup (can be hot or cold (gazpacho)) with parmesan shortbread.

Main

Zatar crusted slow roasted lamb on a bed of harrisa-roasted vegetables.

Monks salad, aubergines, mint, pomegranate, walnuts and seasoning.

Chargrilled sweet pepper and walnut dip.

Whipped hummus, tzatziki, yogurt, cucumber and mint salad.

Tabbouleh salad, with fresh parsley and mint.

Fattoush salad with fresh feta and mint dressing.

Spiced Moroccan couscous (giant couscous warmed).

Beetroot and chickpea patties (V).

Dessert

Big rosewater and pistachio meringues with a rosewater cream and fresh fruit.

Mini shots of evaporated milk pudding with crushed Arabic coffee.

Rich chocolate torte with a Chantilly cream and raspberries.

Moroccan fresh mint tea plus teas and coffees .

Services Provided

Waiting staff and all cooking and serving equipment provided

Refrigerated van onsite to keep food in perfect condition

 

Christmas Party Menu

Starting Plates
Whipped wild mushrooms, tarragon butter, toasts
Fine smoked salmon, lemon pepper blini, cream cheese
Chicken liver parfait, mulled wine jelly, chutney, brioche
Spiced winter vegetable soup, crusty bread, lime crème fraiche

Main Plates
Layered mixed vegetable moussaka, brioche & cheese crumble top
Pan seared Sea bass fillet, cream potato, prawn & basil butter sauce
Traditional roast turkey, roast potatoes, all the trimmings, turkey gravy
Slow red wine braised rolled beef, butternut squash & mascarpone risotto

Desserts
Christmas pudding, brandy custard, Chantilly cream
Winter berry trifle, popping candy, shaved white chocolate
Loaded double chocolate brownie, toasted marshmallow, vanilla ice cream
The kitchen cheese board, bread, crackers, grapes, chutney

 

 

Gluten & Wheat Free Menu

Continental inspired mezze platters and charcuterie boards.

Spring fillet of Lamb marinated in Persian spices with fresh parsley, mint and a ginger and rose petal jelly.

Wood-roasted butternut squash and saffron risotto balls with a homemade rocket pesto.

Slow-cooked aubergine yoghurt salad with paprika, pine nuts with marinated olives and toasted bread.

Wood-roasted amaretto peaches with a lavender and honeycomb ice cream and a pistachio biscotti.

Rhubarb and stem ginger crumble with a sloe gin and pink peppercorn mascarpone.

Vegetarian/Vegan

Homemade vegetable tart with peppers, feta and rocket

Salads;
Puy lentil salad with capers and roasted vegetable and lime dressing
Fresh potato salad with homemade mayonnaise and chives
Tomato, basil and mozzarella salad
Couscous salad with roasted vegetables, cashews and a parsley and olive oil dressing.
Fresh green leaf salad
Roasted potatoes with pepper, garlic and creamy tahini sauce
Apple and tomato panzanella
Peperonata and Puy lentil salad
Chicken pea and carrot tagine
Aubergine and courgette salad with Apricot and tahini dressing
Sweet potato rolls
Baked falafel
Warm Cauliflower, pepper and caper salad
Sweet potato and spinach curry

Dessert (choice from or pick your own)
Gooseberry and elderflower sponge pudding
Chocolate brownies (vegan)
Apple crumbles

We regularly cover birthday events and supply all ranges of food, from finger buffets to sit down three courses dinners with any theme, size and menu. Canapé parties have been a regular booking with our team serving and clearing away when the party finishes. Purpleplum can also organize the drinks, be it a bar or just wines and soft drinks, we can also sort out any specialised cakes for the day and also offer any gluten and dairy free options.

Birthdays

 

£8.95 pp – £11.95
Birthday Menu

Served and with napkins and on platters
Sample ideas
Bar can be supplied or drinks supplied and served

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Finger Buffet

Chorizo and manchego wraps
Homemade vegetarian tartlet
Vegetable frittata
Meat frittata
Spiced lamb samosas
Mini jacket potatoes with lime infused yogurt and salmon
Salmon and horseradish fishcakes
Homemade chocolate brownies
Pistachio meringues
Florentines

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Any specialised caked can also be supplied.
Any gluten or dairy free can be catered for.

All served and cleared away

We have catered for all kinds of ceremonies; weddings, civil partnerships, funerals, baptisms and christenings. Delivery can be anywhere and we can stay and serve or deliver then pick up later after the event. Purpleplum can also organize the drinks, be it a bar or just wines and soft drinks, we can also sort out any specialised cakes for the day and also offer any gluten and dairy free options.

Ceremony Catering

£4.95 pp – £6.95

Served and with napkins and on platters
Sample ideas

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Teas and coffees

Mini homemade sausage rolls
Small mouth size pork pies with homemade chutney
Homemade scotch eggs
Vegetable frittata
Meat frittata
Samosas
Afternoon sandwiches (mixed fillings)
Homemade scones with cream and jam
Homemade chocolate brownies
Mini victoria sponge
Mini chocolate sponge
Pistachio meringues

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All served and cleared away


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