Sunday, 9 November 2014

Week beginning November 10th - Lady Smock Leaves and Rape Greens

It's official, the lights have been lit on Oxford Street by one of Santa’s ambassadors to the North Pole, this year it was an elf disguised as a pop princess. We can now enjoy or humbug in the festivities, gifts, families and most importantly lack of diet plans. This weeks menu isn’t too divinely rich, we’ll wait for December before we breakout the champagne and Camembert. As it is wet, wet, wet and autumn produce is all around we’ll still be utilising what’s available in slightly more festive interpretations.

In this weeks first of the salad options sweet potato and brussels sprouts will be roasted together served with smoked pancetta and drizzled in a dressing of leek and sea campion. Sea campion, which is a foraged vegetable found mostly on beaches and coastal cliffs, has waxy leaves with a sweet flavour combination of honey and peas.

On Kaffeine’s third salad you’ll find another foraged ingredient garnishing our roasted beetroots: lady smock leaf. We’ve used lady smock on many occasions, these clover leafed sprouts have an amazing horseradish kick that only lingers for as long as a sneeze.

Lastly this week’s soup is a hearty vegan favourite of customers and staff alike. A chunky tomato based soup with cannellini beans which are high in protein, fibre and low in fat. We’ll be adding yet more cream of the crop foraged rape greens. Belonging to the cabbage family rape greens are a robust vegetable that grows throughout the British’s Isles. Leaves and steams have a slight bitter/ broccoli flavour, perfect for soups and stews. Our soup will be served with aromatic oregano and sesame bread.

So come into Kaffeine this week and treat yourself even if it is the healthy options.

Jared Bryant
Lead Chef

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 4.00 (V)
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 4.00 (V)
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passion fruit) 3.90 (GF, V)
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
Cinnamon and Raisin Toast (V) 2.50
Banana bread 2.50
Porridge (V) 3.00
served with condiments muscovado sugar, dried fruit, chopped nuts, golden syrup or honey

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissant 2.00
Pain au chocolat 2.50
Almond croissant 2.80

Baked Treats
Sweet muffin: Cranberry and almond (V) 2.50
Savoury Scone: Slow roasted tomatoes, cheddar and basil (V) 2.50
Friand: Passionfruit (V, GF)  2.50
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.50
White chocolate blondies 2.50
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Almond and custard slice 2.50
Canele 2.40

Soup 4.50
Cannellini bean, tomato and rape greens (VE, GF)

French retro baguettes 5.30
Bresaola, roasted red peppers, creamed parsnips, basil and mozzarella and rocket. 
Roasted sweet potato, mature cheddar, red onion, aioli and spinach (V)

Foccacias 5.50
Ham, avocado, gruyere, tomatonnaise and spinach.
Veggie and nut loaf with brie, tomato and rocket (V)

Salads: 5.50/7.00
Roasted sweet potato and brussels sprouts with sea campion, pancetta, and a creamed leek dressing (GF). 
Radicchio, dates, blue vein cheese with a clementine dressing (V, GF)
Roasted beetroot with a raw kale dressing and lady smock leaf (VE, GF)

Tart: 4.40 or 8.00 with salad
Pork, pomegranate and pumpkin pie

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