Impress your guests with a beautiful Antipasto & Cheese platter option from Steph's Gourmet Foods

Our antipasto and cheese platters are created to cater to a range of budgets and tastes.  Starting from the very simple to the very gourmet.

Boasting fresh products from Steph's Gourmet Food range - we artfully place a delectable range of produce on a platter and can cater from romantic entertainment dinners to events & functions.

We can custom make platters to suit your palette so contact us now, take the guess work out of entertaining and let Steph do what he does best!

Spring maybe here but those windy days and chilly nights are still upon so warm up with our delicious french Potato Soup.  Delicious and easy to make 

Potato soup with flair


750g potatoes
1 leek 
1 large onion
Spash of oil
300Ml of Double Cream 
50g butter 
1 ½ litres of chicken stock 
1x Bouquet Garni
Salt and pepper
Pinch of grated nutmeg


  1. Peel and chop the onions and then add in a little oil, then chop the leek and add to the oil and season.
  2. Peel and slice the potatoes and add up on top of the onions and leek slices.
  3. Cover the vegetables with some of the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes
  4. Pour the rest of the stock into the pan, add the parsley and cook on a medium heat for 30 minutes.
  5. Puree the soup in a blender and then add the cream , Taste it add a knob of butter and the grated nutmeg

 Just Yammy…….Oui Oui - Bon appétit!

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When we think luxury, sophistication and decadence, the fabulous food of the French undoubtedly springs to mind. Hot gooey chocolate croissants, gourmet cheese paired with a rich and earthy Bordeaux. Gourmet fair loaded with fat, carbohydrates and alcohol, all things that would make the typical health nut cringe. These are all, however, staples in the French diet, a fact that you would never guess if you perused some info on their health standards.  France has shockingly low Coronary Heart Disease rates, as well as longer life expediencies compared to other countries such as America and Australia. Despite doing all the wrong things as far as health is concerned, smoking, drinking and eating high fat foods, the French are a very healthy nation. This bizarre set of circumstances has been coined The French Paradox, and has seen many theories try to explain its happenstance.

French food culture is approached very differently to other nations, they see all their meals as a social event, to really experience and indulge in.  Meals commonly span over several hours, and involve the slow consumption of predominantly red wine. Red wine is considered to have a lot of health benefits including aiding digestion, possibly contributing to their high health standards. Something the French diet significantly lacks that would positively impact their health is processed and frozen foods. Countries like America often opt for convenience over nutrition, however the French adore fresh home made cooking, free from many of the preservatives and chemicals that can be detrimental to ones health.

Regardless of how they manage it, the French have perfected eating divine cuisine while staying stunning and healthy. Could the French Paradox spurn the next food trend, we truly hope so! Bring on the rich cheeses, creamy pates and crisp and crusty baguettes, all of which can be easily purchased at Steph’s Gourmet Food.