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Monday, November 26, 2012

Next Candle Stick Maker Event!! Saturday 8th December 

I love it when a plan comes together. Words immortalised in my childhood by cigar totting, plan forming Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith. Words so true then as they are today. And when it does happen and that spark sparkles and you get all excited and ideas flow and you just cant write/draw things down quick enough, that's when you know its a good plan, one Hannibal would be proud of, one with no planes B.A. I promise.

So, Christmas is coming; everyones already cursing the music, the wrapping paper, the onslaught of perfume adverts, the juggling of families..... "Its still F*in November!" I hear people cry in shops, well actually thats in my head but I have a good imagination and know i'm not alone. 

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, I say, plus, I secretly love Christmas as I'm a big kid and it always means copious amounts of food, friends and family, boom!! Hence why I decided on the following theme for our next event: 

A Proper Londoners Festive Feast: cultures from across London collide in a festive, debauched, indulgent tirade of tantalising titbits, tastes and troubadours. Knees up mother Brown indeed!

The plan is to celebrate the multi cultural flavour elements of life in London, part of what makes the capital such an awesome place to live. The menu is still being finalised and will be released next week, but expect the usual unexpectedness. Think flavour, think festive, think how awesome the food scene in London is, think how much fun you'll have, in fact don't think, just get booked in

For those who have never been before or need a refresher, all the usual supper club ideals apply, such as bring your own beverages, don't cancel last minute, tell your friends, know that it's not a restaurant, know that it's more than that, suggested donation of 35 pounds stirling, Any dietary requirements or dislikes please let me know and check with your guests too. 

Awesome, kindest regards as always


ps. below are just some shots from a brilliant Xmas spent in OZ not so long ago, made me smile

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Memories of Taste.... the aftermouth

With the invitation was also a questionnaire, sent to engage, excite and entice the reader/potential eater into remembering, revisiting and reminiscing about their memories of taste. And so they did. Which was a massive relief for me as the responses were what the menu was to be created around!

Ribena was there, potato waffles made a few appearances (which lead to numerous experiments the main conclusions of which were: 1) its the crunch that creates the potato waffle experience, 2) that crunch does not belong in an ice cream- its just a bit weird) Chicken kievs, choc concrete, marshmallows, some interesting Jewish meals (which unfortunately were a tad too late but have inspired a future dining experience) crumble and strawberry yoghurt, to name but a few.

So I set to work and created the menus (see below kids one side, adults on the other) and had lots of fun. I think the diners did too. Lots of positive feedback, awesome.

Tomato consomme, served warm and thickened
Experiments with waffles
Kids menu

The calm before the storm, the room is set, where are the guests?!
Boozy 'Bena cocktail to start

Peeps getting stuck in 
On own with no heat lamps, 4 at a time please!!

Birdseye potato waffles, fairly versatile...

Orange jelly boats with edible sails and lemon sherbet sorbet

Fosse Meadow Chicken Kievs

Frosties Panacotta, frozen yoghurt, warm berries
Macerated rhubarb, poached pears, crumble, custard

Rum marshmallows, spiced hot choc, sparklers 

Fire warden at the ready......
Christmas time fun to follow......

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NEXT DINING EVENT: Saturday 10th November, yes that is this coming Saturday!!!

The theme is Memories of Taste.....

The menu is just about complete, this is how it stands at the mo:

-Soup & cheese toastie
-Potato Waffles, they go with......
-Jelly & ice
-Chicken Kiev
-Bonfire bites

Please remember that things are never quite what they seem and this menu is designed to intrigue. To find out more you will have to attend.

Interested? Get in touch, tell me your thoughts and get booked in.