Happy New Year

I hope you all had a good 2017 and are now looking forward to a great new year with lots of events and celebrations. “To Dine For” can help you with any of your catering requirements just check all our facilities we offer and send me a email at lisaechapman@btinternet.com or give me a ring on 01947841321 look forward to hearing from old and new customers.


Thank goodness winter is behind us and Spring is turning out to be great with lots of dry and sunny weather and the best daffodils I have seen for years. It’s time to make those catering bookings so please get in touch email lisaechapman@btinternet.com or phone 01947 841321 I will be happy to discuss your catering requirements. Jill Turton from Squidbeak put a great review on the North Yorkshire Moors web site and if you would like to have read this is the link http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/north-york-moors-coast/coastal-blog/to-dine-for . After last years sucess of the pop ups at the Endeavour Staithes  I am happy to give you the dates for this year ,April 28th ,29th,and 30th May 25th 26th, 27th, and 28th June 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th September 7th 8th 9th and 10th these dates covering over the Staithes Herritage and Arts Festival to make a reservation just get in contact by using the above email and telephone.

Have booked some dates at the Endeavour Staithes this summer for some pop up restaurants. For me this is a blast from he past as a lot of you will know I owned this place from 1989 to 2001 when I had a seafood restaurant with rooms happy times.

Monday 23rd May to Saturday 4th June

Monday 27th June to Saturday 9th July

Wednesday 7th September to Tuesday 13th September

Blackboard menu with plenty of local seafood,meat and vegetarian Dishes and of course the famous “Creme Brûlée ”

Book a table with Lisa Chapmn “To Dine For”

01947 841321 or 07855017412

Email lisaechapman@btinternet.com


Christmas & New Year

I am sure you are all running around trying to get ready for the festive season but just remember ” To Dine For” is hear for your catering needs. We are available for your shooting party ,Christmas party and all your Christmas food needs. Maybe you are having a get together at New Year and need a few dishes to ease the load let me know and I can diliver . If you are staying in a holiday cottage over the festive period we have frozen meals,private dinning or we can drop of a dinner for you with instructions on how to get it to the table as if a chef was in the kitchen. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy time enjoy all the food you eat and stay healthy.


Well we are now heading to the end of the year and autumn is upon us I hope that you have all had a great summer. I have been busy with functions and wedding over the summer but am now preparing for the autumn with my pop up restaurant at Staithes gallery on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October I hope you will make time to come and enjoy this great event the menu is listed below to tempt you to make a booking.  As always I will be cooking for shooting parties and lots of private dinning in holiday cottges in the area and in your own homes please get in touch if you want to hold a dinner or function in your home over the coming season and as always my frozen meals are available at all times

Autum Pop Up Menu

Small Cup of Curried Parsnip & Apple Soup with Parsnip Crisps


Chicken Liver & Wild Mushroom Tartlet

Fig, Pear & Local Goats Cheese Salad with Walnut Dressing

Fillet of Sole with White Wine & Grape Sauce


Local Cod Steaks with a Mussel & Leek Stew

Venison Steaks with Red Wine & Elderberry Sauce .Celeriac Mash & RoastedAutumn Squash

Pumpkin& Marrow Bake With a Carrot & Sweet Potato Rosti & Beetroot Tarte Tatin


Apple Charlotte with English Apple Brandy Sauce

Sloe Gin & Blackberry Jelly with Homemade Quince Ice Cream

Yorkshire Cheese with Freash Fig & Autumn Chutney


Help Yourself to coffe and meet fellow dinners


Well summer is fully underway and I have been busy with lots of functions and work. The summer pop up went well at the gallery and the Autumn Lisa @ The Gallery will be on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October so make a booking in the usual way with Al at Staithes Gallery. I shall post the menu in the latter part of September to tempt you if any regulars have any suggestions please let me know at lisaechapman@btinternet.com enjoy the rest of the summer

Spring has Sprung

Doesn’t the prospect of better weather and sunshine motivate you to get on and do the things you have been putting off ,well for me its been to prepare the menu for the next pop up on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th April and to get prepared for the coming season. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any catering needs at home in your holiday cottages or for any other events I would be happy to meet or telephone to discuss your requirements. If you would like to make a booking for one of the pop up restaurants at the Gallery this link will take you straight there http://www.staithesgallery.co.uk/2015/1843/ or ring on the normal numbers for Al Milnes.

Spring Lovage and Apple Soup
Local Crab & Prawn Spring Rolls with Ginger, Honey,& Tamari, Dipping Sauce
Nettle & Wild Garlic Risotto with Shavings of Mature Yorkshire Goats Cheese
Lemon Sole Fillets Rolled with Lobster Mousse
Served with a Watercress Sauce
Slow Braised Duck Leg served Crispy with Sweet Young Peas ,
Lettuce,Bacon, & Mint
Duck Egg Curry with Tandoori Jersey Royal Potatoes
& Spring Herb Yogurt
Rhubarb & Custard , Tart Rhubarb Jelly, Velvety Custard &
Crisp Dried Rhubarb
Orange ,Rose,& Polenta Cake served with Creme Fraiche
Yorkshire Cheese Biscuits, Grapes, Celery & Chutney
Coffee with Fellow Diners