Canapes

Option One – Choose three £8 pp
Lemon chicken, prawn cracker, crispy cabbage
Duck liver parfait, brioche croute, house chutney, truffle salt
Linseed & chai cracker, broccoli top pesto, cashew cream
Crispy pork belly, kimchi, chorizo jam

 

Option Two Choose three £10 pp

Confit boneless chicken wing, curry emulsion, bacon salt
Buttermilk chicken, satay sauce, pak choi
Hoisin duck, sharp rhubarb, sweet ginger
Smoked salmon mousse, Melba toast, horseradish, lemon gel
Soy & sesame infused tofu, pumpkin & linseed cracker, crispy shallots, cashew cream
Smoked chicken, braised leek, chicken skin crisp

 

Option Three Choose three £12 pp

Beetroot cured salmon, keta caviar, thyme and fennel cracker, cucumber
Prawn, ginger and soy toast, sweet & sour sauce, coriander
Smoked duck breast, blackberry puree, pickled blackberries, granola
Devilled quails egg, avocado mousse, fennel cracker
Dressed crab, pickled kohlrabi, cucumber, fresh horseradish, mint oil
Goats cheese cheesecake, honey fig, tarragon oil

 

Option One £16 per head

Welcome Drink
Buck’s Fizz
Non-Alcoholic drink
Continental Beers
Table Wines
up to three, half bottle per head
Terrasses D’Alleutier Blanc, Vin de France
Terrasses D’Alleutier Rouge, Vin de France
Terrasses D’Alleutier Rose, Vin de France
If a Drinks Package is not chosen an additional Hire Charge may be incurred

 

Option Two £21 per head

Welcome Drink
Prosecco
Kir Royale
Continental Beers
Non-Alcoholic cocktail
Table Wines
up to three, half bottle per head
Pinot Grigio, Parini, Trebbiano del Rubicone, Italy
Bacchus, New Hall Vineyards, Essex, United Kingdom
Cabernet Sauvignon, Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Merlot, los romeros , Central Valley, Chile
Pinot Grigio Rose, Parini, Italy
If a Drinks Package is not chosen an additional Hire Charge may be incurred

 

Option Three £26 per head

Welcome Drink
Beaumont de Crayres, Grande Reserve, Brut, Champagne
Kir Royale
Continental Beers
Non-Alcoholic cocktail
Table Wines
up to three, half bottle per head
Sauvignon Blanc, Colo Gato, Central Valley, Chile
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Vidal, New Zealand
Atamisque Serbal Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Pinot Noir, Dashwood, Marlborough, New Zealand
Villa Garrel cotes de Provence Rosé, France
If a Drinks Package is not chosen an additional Hire Charge may be incurred
 

Alternatively, we will happily create a bespoke package for you & your guests

 

Menu Choices

 

Option One

3 Courses Starter, Main & Petit fours £26.50 pp
4 Courses Starter, Main, Dessert & Petit Fours £31.50 pp
Starter
Smoked ham hock terrine, piccalilli, onion bread, smoked ham jelly
Devilled whitebait, garlic & ginger aioli, fresh leaf salad
Goats cheese cheesecake, honey fig, tarragon
Main
Barbecued chicken supreme, charred cob, crispy potato, sweetcorn puree, bacon jam
Confit pork belly, celeriac fondant, celeriac puree, crackling
Asparagus basil & pea risotto, goats cheese & truffle arancini, parmesan tuile
Dessert
Individual glazed lemon tart, fresh raspberries, Chantilly cream
Milk chocolate and Bailey’s mousse filled profiteroles, banana ice cream, chocolate sauce
Summer berry Eton Mess, Elderflower sorbet, rhubarb gel
To Finish
Chefs’ selection of Petit fours, served with freshly brewed filter coffee or our ‘Novus’ Tea selection
**Add Sharing Cheese Boards as an additional course £5 pp

 

Option Two

3 Courses Starter, Main & Petit fours £31.50 pp
4 Courses Starter, Main, Dessert & Petit Fours £36.50 pp
Starter
Jerusalem artichoke velouté, truffle, artichoke crisps
Pan fried sardines, salsa Verde, tomato salsa, toasted sourdough
Duck liver parfait, brioche croute, house chutney, truffle salt
Main
Sea bass fillet, warm potato, Lilliput caper & baby gem salad, maltaise sauce, mint oil
Cured tandoori pork belly, saag aloo, cucumber & dill riata, garlic flatbread
Katsu tofu, wilted sesame bok choy, sticky rice, toasted salted peanuts
Dessert
Lemon and raspberry ripple cheesecake, Yuzu curd, strawberry Daquiri Granita
Triple chocolate brownie, black cherry compote, salt caramel ice cream
Mango and coconut fragipan, tropical fruit salsa, Malibu and pineapple sorbet
To Finish
Chefs’ selection of Petit fours, served with freshly brewed filter coffee or our ‘Novus’ Tea selection
**Add Sharing Cheese Boards as an additional course £5 pp

 

Option Three

3 Courses Starter, Main & Petit fours £41.50 pp
4 Courses Starter, Main, Dessert & Petit Fours £46.50 pp
Starter
Beetroot gnocchi, pickled candied beetroot, salt baked beans, goats curd, toasted nut crumb, parsley oil
King scallops, wakame, kombu & dashi broth, lemon grass, ginger & chilli, coriander
Hay smoked wood pigeon, foie gras, honey figs, savoury granola
Main

Citrus cured poached halibut, leek ash emulsion, leek consommé, chicken skin, brown butter,
anchovies & caper new potatoes
8oz Ribeye steak, bone marrow croquette, coffee & artichoke puree,
duck fat triple cooked chips, lamb lettuce
Black garlic pappardelle, girolle mushrooms, wild mushroom & oat cream,
vegan cheese, toasted hazelnut
Dessert
Vanilla panna cotta, apple and blackberry ripple ice cream, cinnamon straw, candid walnuts
Salt caramel and 70% chocolate dome, orange confit, brownie ice cream
Trio of desserts, raspberry cheesecake, white and dark chocolate dome,
mango and coconut tart, vanilla ice cream, raspberry gel
To Finish
Chefs’ selection of Petit fours, served with freshly brewed filter coffee or our ‘Novus’ Tea selection
**Add Sharing Cheese Boards as an additional course £5 pp

 

Buffet Menu From £16.95 per person

Sandwiches
Avocado, tomato, siracha
Coronation chicken
Brie, cranberry & rocket
Roasted sirloin, horseradish mayonnaise, lamb’s lettuce
Black bomber & mango chutney
Ham hock, mustard crème fraiche
Prawn Marie rose
Egg & cress
Salmon, cream cheese
 

Salads
Mixed leaf, French dressing
Tomato, red onion & basil
Red onion, bocconcini
Savoury Quiches
Lorraine
Red pepper, ricotta
Mixed Olives, sun dried tomatoes
Mixed spiced & salted nuts
Game chips, garlic, onion, cheese
Sausage & apricot rolls
Parmesan cheese straws
Caramelised onion & goats’ cheese flat bread
Tandoori cod bites, curry emulsion
Sausage, mustard, mash, crispy onions
A Selection of English & French cheese, pickles, grapes, celery, crackers Selection of homemade cakes & scones with strawberries & clotted cream

 

Finishing Touches

We are also pleased to offer the services of bespoke flower arrangements, put together by the wonderful florist team at our sister business Claremont Garden Centre. Prices are on application, as these can vary.
We also have a list of recommended local suppliers
cakes, balloons & decorations
Should you wish to have entertainment for your function, we also have a list of recommended entertainers (magicians and singers) who we use regularly at our restaurants.

 

Term & Conditions

A drinks package must be chosen for you and your guests as least 2 weeks before your event.
We require your full pre-order from your chosen menu 2 week before your event date.
A non-refundable deposit of £10 per head will be taken at the time of booking to secure your reservation.
Full payment of your total bill is required 10 days before your event date.
A 10% service charge will be added to your bill for the benefit of all serving staff.
All of the service charge here at Le Benaix is distributed fairly between all staff.
We do ask for your full name, address and landline number of the organiser for security reasons.
If you choose to have a drinks tab we do require secure credit/debit card details.
All prices include VAT

Opening Times

Open for Takeaways Only Friday - Sunday, from 19th March - 11th April

 

Open for Outside Dining & Takeaway Only, from Thursday 15th April  

Thursday - Saturday 
12:00 - 20:00
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00

 

 

Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888

E.enquiries@brasseriebenaix.com

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