Sunday, 20 January 2013

Week beginning January 21st - Australia week

This week Kaffeine will be celebrating our 4th Australia day since opening in 2009. Its usually a big deal for us as Peter is Australian and it also coincides with his daughters birthday, who will be turning 3 this Saturday. As always we base our menu on popular Australian ingredients and make a record amount of lamingtons (an Australian/New Zealand delicacy) which we are now taking pre-orders for. Last year we made round 150 lamingtons for Australia day, we're sure this year it'll be a lot more.

We've also incorporated some foraged item in our Australian themed menu, the following is a brief description on a couple of new ingredients.

Scurvy grass: found along coastal areas and places where salt grit are used. This plant thrives on salty soils and shingles. The leaves have a similar taste to horseradish but not quite as strong. Great used in salads, dressing and pestos, this week you'll find it in our 'Mini cod fish cake salad'. The name scurvy grass came from sailors who would preserve the plant in large quantities and feed on it during long voyages. Because of the high amount of vitamin C in scurvy grass this prevented them from scurvy disease which was mostly common among sailors and pirates.

Three Corner Garlic: is a long steamed plant that grows little white flowers and is often mistaken for a white flowered bluebell. The main difference is the lingering smell of garlic. Three corner garlic can be eaten raw or gently cooked, the flavour is a combination of leeks and garlic with a slight fieriness. This week you will find this foraged ingredient in our savoury sweet corn muffins.

Happy Australia week and remember to get your lamington orders in early to avoid disappointment.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.50
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.50
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.70
(add 30 p for granola or yogurt)
Ciabatta roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Ciabatta roll with courgette omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 4.90
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.90
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 4.00
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Coffee, cherry and walnut toast 2.30
Banana bread 2.40

Porridge - Served with rhubarb and raspberry compote, chopped nuts, muscovado sugar, golden syrup or honey 3.00

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.80
Pain au chocolat 2.40
Almond croissants 2.80

Baked Treats
Sweet Muffins Blue Berry and Bran  2.20
Savoury Muffins Sweet Corn and Three Corner Garlic 2.20
Peanut and Jelly friands 2.20
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 1.80
Afgan cookies 1.80

Soup Lamb and Fosters 4.50

French retro baguettes 4.90
Blue Vein Cheese, Pears, Spinach, Pickled Onions
Smoked Salmon, Lime Cream Cheese, Cucumber, Purple Basil, Rocket

Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 5.00
Ham, Balsamic Glazed Apricots, Brie, Rocket
Fosters Rarebit with Mushrooms and Spinach

Salads: 5.50/6.50
Mini Cod Fish Cakes with Scurvygrass, Cucumbers, Pickled Red Chillies and Hollandaise
Kiwi, Goats Cheese, Toasted Cashew Nuts, Quinoa with a Chervil Parsley dressing
Roasted Courgettes with Wilted Sea Beet and Smokey Chilli Oil

Tart: 4.00 or 7.50 with salad
Brown Rice and Tuna Bake with Rouille

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