Saturday, 13 July 2013

Week beginning July 15th - The week of Raw (and the Ashes cricket)

2013 is belting out a disturbingly hot summer. As much as we love the sun it can also make the kitchen seem like a bikram yoga session. At the time of writing this menu I looked to the following weeks forecast and the stunning weather is here to stay. So the timing is perfect for us to bring back one of Kaffeine’s most popular menu theme ‘Raw’. So this week the ovens and hob are off (apart from the usual light baking for our sweet treats and savoury scones. 

Speaking of savoury scones and the return of Kaffinated popular foods Aussie vegemite and cheddar scones are making a comeback for the first time since Australia day back in January. This week seem appropriate for their return as Australia is playing England in the Ashes at Lords Cricket Ground.

Our mid-July star ingredient is a foraged item called Hogweed. The name may not sound appealing, but it is a very versatile and complex perennial. Hogweed got its name because it was once used as pig’s fodder to improve the animals health making a for a better end result come slaughter time. This forgotten green is aromatic, sweet and slightly citrus in flavour. We will be shredding the hogweed buds raw and serving it along with gorgonzola, crow garlic bulbs, pumpkin seeds and common purslane to create a healthy foraged salad experience.

Lastly I must mention the return of purple and orange cauliflower. The change of colour in purple cauliflower happens naturally due to the high levels of antioxidants. And orange cauliflowers are considerably higher in vitamin A than regular white species, also has the added benefit of carotene.

Come get caffeinated and while you're at it, satisfy your hunger pains.

Jared Bryant
Lead Chef

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, passion fruit) 3.70
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
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with home made preserves 1.70
Coffee, cherry and walnut toast 2.30
Banana bread 2.40

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

Baked Treats
Sweet Muffins: Rose petals and raspberry 2.40
Savoury Scone: Vegemite and cheese 2.40
Salted caramel and chocolate friands 2.40
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 1.80
Chocolate chip cookies 1.80

French retro baguettes 4.90
Ham, dijon, gherkin, red onion, gruyere, rocket
Pear, basil pesto, Camembert, spinach,  

Foccacias 5.00
Smoked salmon, aioli, red onion, dill, capers, spinach
Pancetta, goats curd mayonnaise, tomato, oregano, rocket,

Salads: 5.50/6.50
Smoked salmon, orpine, English affilia, kohlrabi, lychee, with a brie and lime dressing
Shredded hogweed buds, Gorgonzola, crow garlic bulbs, pumpkin seeds, common purslane.
Raw purple and orange cauliflower, peanuts, chilli and fish sauce.

Tart: 4.40 or 7.50 with salad
Raw vegan lasagne

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