To celebrate the Moon Festival on 8 September 2014, Royal China is now offering diners the chance to purchase a box of traditional Mooncakes. The indulgent Chinese treats are made in-house by Royal China’s expert pastry chefs and contain up to 1200 calories each. This year’s varieties include: Green tea; Vanilla and sweet potato paste; Chocolate and red bean paste; and Orange and chestnut paste, priced at £22.80 for a box of four. Alternatively, a box of four traditional flavour Mooncakes are available in Double salted duck egg yolk and Lotus leaf paste for £23.80. www.royalchinagroup.co.uk
Cafe Chula Mexicana, Camden Supper Club Thursday 4th September Sponsored by El Prohibido Rum
(Southwold, UK) Cinema pop up cafe serving cowboy and mexican food with back to back Western movies. 12th April.
Lettuce Refresh and Relax. With this stifling summer heat, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated. Also essential is to keep everyone out of the kitchen and relaxing in the garden. What better way than with this simple, refreshing and flavourful salad served in it’s very own lettuce bowl?
Ready for a Roasting this Autumn – With a beautiful British summer almost behind us, bring warmth to the table this autumn with a colourful dish packed with flavour. The succulent roasted tomatoes combined with aromatic and warming spices are sure to brighten that evening meal.
Say Hello to Summers Coolest New Drink: The Sorbtail Pimms, Gin & Tonic, Vodka & Elderflower and Bloody Mary Transformed into Sorbets at Hunter 486 Combining two of summer’s most refreshing food and drinks into an inventive new treat, Head Chef at Hunter 486 Gary Durrant has created a range of Sorbtails (sorbet-cocktails) inspired by classic English summer tipples. The refreshing and low calorie treats come in three flavours: Pimms with fresh strawberries and cucumber; Gin & Tonic; Vodka & Elderflower; and a deliciously savoury Bloody Mary. The sorbtails are available as a sharing flight for £19.50, or on their own priced at £7 each. Handmade with natural ingredients such as fresh fruit and vegetables, the Sorbtails are low in fat and sugar, making the treats more ‘ice queen’ than ‘ice cream’. The Sorbtails are available at Hunter 486 within The Arch London hotel, tucked in a quiet leafy street just a stone’s throw from Bond Street and Hyde Park. Spanning seven Georgian townhouses and two mews houses, it offers a combination of English heritage and the ultimate in contemporary style. The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD For reservations, please call: 020 7724 4700 or www.thearchlondon.com
Experience the thrill of live action in a Michelin starred kitchen, with Michelin Starred Chef Steve Smith @ Bohemia in Jersey. While most masterclasses involve simply learning a recipe, Steve Smith @ Bohemia’s will take place at the Chef’s Table within the kitchen where the heat is on! Steve will show his guests all the insider tricks of the trade and share the hottest new trends during this evening event. Guests will be able to sample their own creation at the end of the cookery session. It will be a fantastic opportunity to make new friends, while indulging in high class gastronomy. The evening, priced at £95pp, will commence at 6pm with a Champagne meet and greet, and the culinary creations will be sampled at 8pm. Call 01534 876500 to make a booking or visit www.theclubjersey.com.
Hunter 486 will be celebrating game season, one of the most exciting events in the kitchen calender, with a different game dish every fortnight from the 1 September until 23 November 2014. Foodies can feast on top quailty game dishes, such as Roasted haunch of Chart Farm venison with marinated red cabbage, almond potatoes, bitter chocolate scented jus and caramelised parsnips; and Roasted goose breast with wild boar bacon and roast salsify, potato and turnip dauphinoise. Located just off Oxford street, the stylish restaurant offers a fine setting in which to celebrate the glorious game season.
Foxcroft & Ginger Adds Biodynamic Wines to the Menu. Want to feel less guilty about having a glass (or three) of wine? Artisan cafe-cum-bakery Foxcroft & Ginger has gone a step beyond organic, by offering biodynamic wines at their Soho and Whitechapel branches. The trend for eco-friendly biodynamic wines is expanding, with London eateries such as Foxcroft & Ginger leading the way in helping to save both the planet and our livers. The biodynamic method of making wine uses compost and herbal teas in order to create healthier vines, and the vineyard work is timed with the seasonal rhythms of the earth. Non-biodynamic wines are often made using man-made chemical pesticides and fertilisers which can endanger the creator, environment and the consumer. Biodynamic agriculture helps to enhance nutrition, quality and flavour of products and controls pests by encouraging natural predators without the need for dangerous pesticides. The biodynamic wines on offer at Foxcroft and Ginger include white wine, La Boheme with grapes harvested by hand, and Lo Petit Fantet D’Hippolyte, a dark ruby from Chateaux Ollieux Romanis in Monseret which is fermented with natural yeasts and no added sulphur. Foxcroft & Ginger is the lovechild of dynamic husband and wife duo, Quintin and Georgina, who spent over ten years launching successful restaurants before taking the plunge with their own creation. The artisan café and bakery also offers a specialist range of hand-made baked goods, incredible cakes, delicious brunches, sourdough-based pizza, creative cocktails and exquisite coffee. Every single ingredient is freshly made in-house, with original recipes lovingly tweaked to perfection. Foxcroft & Ginger, 69-89 Mile End Road, E1 4TT www.foxcroftandginger.com
Summer has well and truly arrived, and what better way to celebrate than with a Mediterranean-inspired feast? This colourful vegetable tart will make a beautiful addition to any tapas spread, bringing that holiday feeling to the table in no time.
With the spell of warm weather allowing diners to eat al fresco, these delightful Japanese cheesecakes are a sophisticated oriental take on the traditional British picnic this summer. The cheesecakes can be layered into empty jam jars, decorated with raffeta and ribbon and popped into hampers for easy transportation, bringing a smile to faces when presented. Protein packed tofu and the sunny yuzu fruit add an extra tang for an original and moreish dessert. The individual portions will even save fights over who has the biggest slice. The Yutaka brand was first launched in 1995 and is the leading Japanese range in 16 countries across the globe. The exciting range includes sauces, sushi ingredients, soups, rice, noodles and “easy to use” meal kits – allowing the ardent foodie to create healthy, flavoursome and attractive Japanese cuisine at home. For more information please visit www.yutaka.co/en/
BBQ season is now in full swing and rather than serving the usual smorgasbord of meats, why not go Swedish this summer? The unique combination of rich venison, aromatic juniper berries and distinctive Västerbottensost cheese are certain to set taste buds a-tingling. Named the “King of cheese’s” in Sweden, Västerbottensost has been made to the same secret recipe since 1872. The cheese is typically aged for 14 months, in which time it develops a unique character with both salty and bitter tones. This distinctive cheese along with the flavourful venison – one of the nation’s most beloved meats – makes for a perfectly Swedish pairing. Västerbottensost is available in Waitrose, Ocado and Selfridges.
The UK’s most expensive pot of tea is available at the prestigious Royal China Club, on Baker Street in London. Like a fine wine, the tea leaves of Da Honh Pao (Imperial Red Robe) are left to mature and gain flavour for 80 years before being served. The legendary artisan tea leaves are extremely seasonal and can only be harvested on certain days of the year. Records of its existence date as far back as the early 18th century, during the Qing Dynasty, when the emperor Da Hong Pao was entitled “King of Tea” due to his love of the beverage. Due to its high quality, Da Hong Pao tea is usually reserved for honored guests in China. The high grade oolong tea, served at exactly 95°c in Royal China Club, is handmade from tender leaves, withered, tumbled, curled and baked in small batches over charcoal to create an aromatic infusion with distinctive dark cocoa notes, a toasted fruity flavour and a long smooth aftertaste that lingers for a good few minutes after being consumed. For tea lovers who can’t quite stretch to the £180 price tag, Royal China Club offers a range of 18 different types of artisan teas from different regions in China, starting from £4.80 for two. The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club. Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf. www.royalchinagroup.co.uk
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You know the situation. That agonising decision at a restaurant or summer BBQ – do you go for beef, lamb, chicken or pork? Thankfully, meat-lovers all over the UK need fear no longer, because Kanteen restaurant in West London has launched a burger that towers with the meaty goodness of all of your favourite animals – The Farmyard Burger. Priced at £18, the sandwich’s base is a juicy homemade beef patty, topped with spiced lamb shish, succulent grilled chicken breast, salty smoked bacon and melted cheese, all stuffed into a seeded brioche bun and served with a minted lamb ‘sheep dip’ gravy sauce. The burgers will be served for a limited time only during the summer, to celebrate K West’s new burger range which includes the Brick Lane Burger – a beef patty topped with salt beef, cheese, mustard-mayo, tomatoes, pickles and lettuce. Or the California Chicken – with grilled chicken breast, smoked bacon, melted cheese, avocado, mustard-mayo, tomatoes, pickles, lettuce and onion. Guests can chow down on the burgers in Kanteen restaurant, which is perched on a mezzanine floor above the bar and offers high quality food and a sociable atmosphere. Head Chef, Eduart Berisha has created an inventive menu focusing on modern British cuisine to satisfy the cosmopolitan clientele. Ever changing artwork adorns the walls and is available to buy. K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, London W14 0AX For reservations, please call: 020 8008 6600 or visit www.k-west.co.uk
Hey Londoners it’s officially time for our first official supper club on the 19th of July! We are gonna be serving our special summer menu which is a mix of amazing and authentic tastes from France and Greece.
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(London, UK) Gin Tasting Evening with Drink Expert Joel Harrison. July 24th
Supper Club, Cafe Chula Mexicana, Camden Town, Thurs 26th June tinyurl.com/myrzl6j
Foodgasm! Honey glazed sweet potato and chicken skewers
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(Jersey) Bohemian Afternoon Tea Collection The Club Hotel & Spa
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