Functions, Private Chef & Pop-Up Dining Menu from 2019


Love Kitchen - Hunter Valley

@almostveganchef will travel almost anywhere to deliver a private dining or pop-up experience.

Love Kitchen is closed to the public Sunday to Thursday evenings. We open for our special events and private functions.

We have a number of fixed priced services to make life easy.

We can provide anything from a two-course meal up to canapés and five courses with matched wines

two-course $55 per person

three-course $65 per person

four-course $85 per person

five-course $99 per person with matched wines +$30

canapés $25 per person 2 cold and 2 hot - 2 of each

cheese course $20 per person

minimum invoice value $990


If you are happy to leave it to our Chefs to work with any special requests and must avoids that you share with us along with any dietary requirements we will decide what you eat and you’ll be in for a treat - we guarantee all the ingredients will be the best and freshest available from farms in the Hunter Valley and fishermen off the Newcastle coast.

food is same for everyone along with any dietary requirements that need to be catered for

alternate drop service is available for an additional fee of $200 per event

happy to create a menu for you based on your likes and dislikes

100% vegan and or gluten-free is not a problem


If you would like to create your own menu from a list of our favourites you can choose from the following...

Vegan Entree 

Polenta Chips

cashew cheese dip, herb salad 

Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

balsamic reduction

King Brown Scallops

herb butter, smoked garlic aioli, crispy shallots

Mushroom Fois Gras               

local breads & pickled vegetables, jam

Confit Beetroot & Walnut Zucchini


Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

pumpkin seed pesto

Expressions of Pumpkin

fennel dressing

Traditional Entree

Double Baked Three Cheese Soufflé

rocket & hazelnut salad

Grilled Prawns with Feta & Watermelon

balsamic reduction

Pan Seared Sea Scallops

herb butter, pureed cauliflower, crispy shallots

Little Hill Farm Chicken Liver Pate

local breads & pickled vegetables, jam

Hunter Natural Lamb & Baby Beets


Hunter Natural Beef & Pesto

heirloom tomatoes

Australian Charcuterie

pumpkin & fennel salad

Vegan Mains

Cauliflower Steak

garlic, chilli, romesco & greens

Saffron Risotto

roast fennel, pesto, parmesan

Pan Fried Gnocchi

wild mushrooms, seasonal vegetables

Roast Portobello

cheesy garlic mashed potato, greens

Peppered Eggplant

heirloom vegetables, jus

Roast Tofu

braised lentils, beetroot & fennel relish

Seitan Steak

Italian Lemon or Honey & Tamari flavours

Tuscan Beans

crispy potatoes, seasonal vegetables

Traditional Mains

Catch of the Day

the best that day with local vegetables

Squid Ink Risotto

prawns, charred lemon, parmesan

Crispy Skin Pork Belly

choice of traditional or asian-style elements


Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder

cheesy garlic mashed potato, greens

Peppered Scotch Fillet

heirloom vegetables, jus

Duck Breast

braised lentils, beetroot & fennel relish


Little Hill Farm Chicken

Italian Lemon or Honey & Tamari flavours

Beef Cheeks in White Rabbit Dark Ale

crispy potatoes, seasonal vegetables

Extra Vegan Tasting Courses 

Zucchini Flowers

tofu cream cheese

Love Prosciutto


Love Smoked Salmon


Love Orecchiette 

herb & garlic butter

Extra Traditional Tasting Courses

Chicken Roulette

herb crust, jus

Seafood Dumplings



Smoked Salmon Fillet

beetroot & orange


Morpeth Chorizo Orecchiette 

herb & garlic butter

Vegan Dessert


Coffee Panna Cotta

chocolate biscotti


Sticky Date Pudding

ginger & coconut sauce

Lemon Meringue Pie

balsamic strawberries


Traditional Dessert

Vanilla Panna Cotta


Chocolate Fondant

chantilly cream, fruit compote


Rose Cream Meringue

braised fruit


English Trifle


Vegan & Gluten Free Canapes

Sweet Vegan Canapes


Traditional Canapes


Sweet Traditional Canapes