'Dorset fed' Mezze Feast evening
On the menu will be a wonderful selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern style hot and cold foods from the buffet. I am thinking dishes like lemon and oregano chicken, falafel, koftes, dolmas and an array of vibrant salads and side dishes.....You will have your usual appetisers at your table on arrival and after the main course we will then offer you a delicious selection of desserts. We are hoping we may even be able to fling open the Café doors to absorb some summer evening warm air!
Friday 24th May 2013
7pm for 7.30pm buffet
Ticket price is £20 per person and as always payable on booking to reserve your slot. We can take cash or cards either by you calling into the Café or we can take cards over the phone. We are only able to seat 30 people, the evenings do get very booked up very quickly these days.
You are welcome to bring your own alcohol, we provide glassware. We do ask however that soft drinks are strictly bought from the Café.
Coffee is not included in the ticket price however we will offer you tea or coffee on the evening from our lovely selection.
NEW - FRIDAY NIGHT TAKE OUT
We have now expanded our monthly theme evenings to Friday night take out!
For just £12.00 per person your Mezze menu will contain-
Slow cooked Chicken tagine
Crispy Falafel balls with our tzatziki (yoghurt, cucumber, garlic dip)
Mediterranean salad of cos lettuce, feta, olives and slow baked tomatoes and crunchy pitta strips
Tabbouleh salad of cous cous, lemon, mint and cucumber
Turkish orange syrup cake with fresh fruit and vanilla ‘chantilly’ cream
Plus our surprise free homemade themed gift in every bag!
Collection of your takeaway can take place any time from 11am-4pm or 6pm- 9pm on Friday 24th May. Please note: You will need to order your take out in order for us to prepare your food! We can take cash or cards either by you calling into the Café or we can take cards over the phone.
We will supply your food in takeaway containers ready to heat, with cooking instructions.
Welcome to Thyme After Time, Event Catering, Foodstore & Café in the heart of rural Dorset
We are a Dorset based food store/café and bespoke outside catering company that prides itself on providing freshly cooked food with ingredients sourced in Dorset where possible. The company is run by Margot Annelle Finlay who is a qualified caterer (see below), having worked at upmarket restaurants and outside catering firms before launching Thyme after Time. It all started when Margot had her first child Luke and wanted a way she could 'bring food to the table' while watching him grow up; therefore providing home made pickles, jellies and chutneys to farm shops, delicatessens and the like helped her to do that. The business has grown from strength to strength and she has now taken on a premises at Hazelbury Bryan where you can visit the café and sample the fares, while perusing the locally sourced arts and crafts!
Margot’s qualifications include:
City & Guilds 706/1
City & Guilds 706/2
City & Guilds 711 in Patisserie
City & Guilds 707/6 in Food & Beverage Service
BTEC - First Diploma in Hotel & Catering Studies
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
Margot also employs her mother Pauline to help in the café as she prides herself on keeping it a family business. Her sister and friends also help out when called upon!
More news from Margot...
Blackmore Vale Media's Taste of Dorset Awards 2012
We were very proud to cater once again this year at the Dorset Food Award dinner. We get to use many local food producers in our area and design a menu around using their products. This year we served Lagan Farm beef braised in Hall and Woodhouse' 'Fursty Ferret' ale with bubble and squeak with vegetables from Washingpool Farm Shop. Then for dessert poached pears in Dorset Ginger drink with Honey and Stem ginger ice cream from Purbeck Ice Cream along with Blackmore Vale clotted cream and a chocolate florentine from Fudges Bakery. After that was a cheese course serving Dorset Blue Vinny from the Davis family at Bishops Caundle, Woolsery goats cheeses 'Nanette' camembert style cheese and then Denhays delicious cheddar with lashings of their butter. Even coffee and tea had a local element as this was supplied by Dorset Coffee and Dorset Tea served with Blackmore Vale Milk and just to finish it some lavish rich and extremely delicious chocolate brownies made by the Baking birds.
Margot and Ellie having a giggle and enjoying the fruits of our labours after we had finished serving everyone, possibly sheer relief!
Let us worry about the catering on your big day
One of the regular client feedback comments that Margot receives regarding her outside catering is the instilled confidence and trust she gives them when preparing for their big day, whether that is a wedding, private party or corporate event! When asked, Margot puts this down to years of knowledge & passion in her chosen field!
Margot offers a bespoke menu design service and if you would like to book a meeting with her, she will create your menu according to your needs, taste and budget - all over a cup of delicious coffee in her café! She will then offer you a full quotation based on the information you provide as a no obligation service. She can also provide beverages and hire of crockery, glassware and cutlery if required or point you in the right direction to businesses she feels she can trust.