The Outstanding Indian Food of Maia by The AC
The catering at an Asian wedding is one of the most important elements, particularly for honoured guests. They readily grasp the opportunity to use all their senses to feast upon the foods served. A client told us, ‘Food at Indian weddings is always the same and not of high enough quality. We want something different. That’s why we came to you. The food at the Maia launch was outstanding. Our family and friends will love it at the wedding.‘
The AC’s head chef, Andy Ritchie, together with Maia’s highly experienced menu designers, will create the perfect menu for each celebration. There are endless possibilities for perfection in the Asian/European fusion dishes imagined by our creative and experienced team. Delicious menus will be specifically designed to suit each wedding or party and will incorporate the highest quality catering available.
Event budgets vary hugely, and we pride ourselves on our flexibility in meeting these. Simply tell us what you would like, and we will design the menus to suit your requirements from the most lavish international celebration to a quiet dinner for a select group.
Mouth watering canapés are served to guests by our staff on beautifully elegant canapé trays. Our menu designers will tailor these to your style and or course will be specific to your guest’s tastes and dietary requirements. Preparing delicious chaats, live dosas and Lebanese cuisine for a Mehndi lunch, followed by Japanese, Thai and Chinese with a live sushi bar for a Sangeet dinner is easy for our experienced Chefs.
Chef Andy and his Asian team understand regionality in the Asian cuisine context. From the streets of Punjab to the Palaces of Mewar, we will provide bespoke Indian cuisine with authenticity in the flavours of the dishes.
Fine dining is the norm for Maia clients, so we can provide any style or work with any theme, with our executive chefs creating the perfect menu. You may choose something like seared sea bass with fresh coconut, Keralan spices, mange tout, pea shoots and shiso cress, tamarind and curry leaves or perhaps quail lacquered with apricot, saffron and bay, lentil khichari rice, onions, cumin, spinach, turmeric and kadhi spiced yoghurt.
Street food carts and buffets are often popular when guest numbers are high, and we tempt them with a delicious display of foods with amazing textures, flavours and fragrances. Our pani puri or golgappa cart, are very popular, as is our tandoori kebab cart, with its smoked tiger prawns, lamb chops, reshmi murg kebab, tandoori paneer.
Whatever the region or style, our chefs are brimming over with ideas and the skills to create something stunning and unique each time. Clients often select dishes such as Amritsari kulche te chole, to the famous Patiala chaap (lamb chips) are perfect with freshly baked butter naan and ma di daal, or fiery Chettinad chicken with Kerela prawn curry and lemon rice and Sambhar and rasam are perfect.
Why not add a live paan stand and pick and choose your favorite fillings from rose paste, suprari, candied fruits, cardamon pods, roasted fennel seeds and many more, then watch our master paan crafter carefully wrap everything in a fragrant betel nut green leaf.
Puddings and Sweets
Maia pudding and sweet buffets are something to behold. They are utterly opulent with sweetly scented delicacies piled high on beautiful platters and are a treat for guests’ eyes as well as their taste buds. If you would rather select a delicate plated dessert, we can design the perfect confections and present them on plates made for individual clients by reputable UK china manufacturers in England.
Wines, Spirits, Champagnes, Cocktails and Delicious Non-Alcoholic Beverages
No party is complete without something cool, delicious and refreshing to accompany the perfect menu. Our mixologists and cellar master has an astounding array of hand-selected beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic to delight all tastes and requirements. The AC has selected a delicious, crisp Champaign that carries its brand name that astonishes most clients in blind tastings, often winning hands down over many other exclusive brands. However, if you would prefer to serve Möet & Chandon, Dom Perignon or Krug, etc., we can, of course, supply them.
Our cocktails are the rocket fuel of a party and will make the party take off with a roar. Our bar staff and mixologists have spent years honing their skills, stirring, shaking and muddling the cocktails that are pure perfection. Our non-alcoholic or ‘virgin’ cocktails are legendary and are just as good if not better than their alcoholic alternatives.
To add some theatre, why not ask us to arrange flare bartenders to entertain your guests. They are exhibitionists of the highest order and love nothing better than to twirl and twizzle their way through serving the ultimate beverages to thirsty guests.