Saturday, 20 July 2013

Week beginning July 22nd - Sea Aster, Raw Kohlrabi & Strawberry Daiquiri muffins

With another record breaking hot week on the way Kaffeine's kitchen is going to attempt another week of very light cooking. This keeps the kitchen staff coolish and hopefully sustains your dietary needs throughout summer.

Points of interest on this weeks menu include new season sea aster. This hairless perennial has large basal leaves and tastes quite strong, sharp and slightly herby, great with seafood. You will find the sea aster in a salad lightly sauted in browned butter, baby capers and served with salmon baked in foraged water celery and dried red dulse (seaweed). 

Also making a refreshing appearance after a years absence is our cantaloupe salad with toasted fennel seeds, smoked pancetta and dressed in white sambuca; basically an edible cocktail. A lovely balance of warming spice, saltiness and booze finished by the cooling effect of sweet refreshing cantaloupe.

Lastly, is our new raw tart made with layers of kohlrabi. This eastern European vegetable is slowly making waves and gaining popularity on English menus. Kohlrabi is crunchy, slightly sweet and tastes of cabbage and turnips. Our kohlrabi tart is thinly sliced and layered with goats curd infused with curly parsley and lemon juice.
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: Strawberry daiquiri 2.40
Savoury Scone: Red pepper and feta 2.40
Chocolate and passion fruit 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
Smoked salmon, lime cheese, cucumber, thai basil, spinach
Hummus, grated raw carrot, red onion, rocket, sprouts

Foccacias 5.00
Ham, fresh raspberries, mature cheddar, rocket
Herb and garlic ricotta, red onion, pine nuts, spinach

Salads: 5.50/6.50
Sea aster cooked in brown butter and white wine, capers, water celery and dried red dulse baked salmon
Cantaloupe, pancetta, toasted fennel seeds, chicory, sambuca dressing
Common purslane, fat hen, cucumber, avocado, mint and satay dressing.

Tart: 4.40 or 7.50 with salad
Raw layered kohlrabi with lemon and parsley goats curd

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