Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Week beginning May 5th - Colours of Spring

Last week Peter, Claire and I sat down for a constructive meeting regarding the display at Eastcastle Street. Though the food is being well received there is always room for improvements. I call this evolution. One of the major issues is everything is looking a bit too brown, especially now that we brand half our food items with brown paper and string. The simple solution is to change the colour of the paper to white, easily done. We've also revamped several of our fixtures for better contrast of colour. Such as our breakfast brioche which was predominately made up of white and brown forms of carbs and protein. Now the brioche is made with red smoked paprika, with grilled courgette, red onion, baked egg, calvados mash and a very herby crème fraiche, loads of colour, flavour and contrast; and now becoming more popular at Eastcastle Street. 

This weeks menu theme at Eastcastle Street is 'rainbow' out with the brown and in with a bow. Expect to see a clash of colours to rival any display, from a salad made with grilled prawns, mango, pickled mayer lemons with chilli, avocado, red onion and coriander roasted cashew nuts, to a gratin tart made with new potatoes and sweet corn and topped with avocado and herb salsa. Based on my 83 year old granddads recipe, this gratin has made him quite popular among the other widows in his walking group.

Down at Great Titchfield street chef Khan has also devised a vibrant colourful menu with loads of spring produce. Making a salad of mixed coloured rainbow radishes with green beans, goats cheese, and black sesame seeds. From classic french influences to indian heat khan is also making a tandoori chicken salad, super tasty and incredibly fresh. Lastly I must mention the blueberry and bran muffins are back at GTS, my all time favourite muffin variety. 

So come into our cafe's this week and sample this weeks rainbow complimented with a coffee of your choice.

Jared Bryant
Lead Chef
Eastcastle Street

Khan Kein
Lead Chef
Great Titchfield Street

Great Titchfield Street Menu

Traditional bircher muesli with Greek Yoghurt & rhubarb and raspberry compote (v, nuts, milk) £4.00
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses, Greek Yoghurt and rhubarb and raspberry compote (v, nuts) £4.00
Fruit salad  with pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passion fruit (v, gf) £3.90
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 £2.50

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

Baked Treats
Sweet muffin: Blueberry and bran (v, cereal, milk) £2.50
Savoury Scone: Roasted red pepper, pecorino and basil (v, cereals, milk) £2.50
Friand: Tiramisu (v, gf, milk, nut)  £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
Banana bread £2.50
Raspberry and coconut slice 2.50 (v, gf)

French retro baguettes 5.30
Crumbed HG Walters organic chicken, avocado, chipotle mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, spinach. (cereals, egg, mustard)
Spicy hummus, char-grilled butternut, mushroom, feta, rocket. (v, cereals, milk, sesame)

Foccacias 5.50
Ham, glazed outdoor rhubarb, red onion, brie, aioli, spinach. (cereals, milk, egg, mustard)
Roasted red pepper, courgette, olive tapenade, goats cheese,rocket.(v, cereals, milk)

Salads: 5.50/6.90
Tandoori chicken, crisp chickpeas, tomato, cucumber, red onion, gem lettuce, yoghurt mint dressing. (gf, milk)
Cous-cous, grilled halloumi, courgette, shallot, pomegranate seeds, molasses dressing, rocket. (v, cereal, milk)
Mixed coloured radishes, green beans, goat's cheese dressing, black sesame seeds.(gf, v, milk, sesame)

Tart: 5.50 or 7.90 with salads
Purple sprouting broccoli, spring onion quiche (v, cereals, egg, milk)

Eastcastle Street Menu

Fresh Paleo bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote (v, nuts) £4.00 
Paleo granola with shredded apple soaked in orange juice (gf, ve, nuts) £4.00
Fruit salad with pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes and passion fruit (gf, v) £3.90
Smoked paprika brioche, calvados potato mash, medium baked egg, grilled courgette and onions with crème fraiche and chives (cereal, milk, egg) £5.00
Maple cured bacon sandwich with own made smoked ketchup, mont d'or cheese on a gluten-free bagel (gf, milk, egg) £4.00
Croissant with swiss eggs with spinach, ham and gruyere (cereal, milk, egg) £4.50
Croissant with smoked salmon, chopped egg, tomato and sprouts (cereal, milk, egg, mustard) £5.00

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissant (milk) £2.00
Pain au chocolat (milk) £2.50
Almond croissant (milk, almonds) £2.80

Baked Treats
Muffins -  Strawberry and mango (v, cereal, milk, egg,) £2.50
Savoury - Spinach and parmesan scones (v, cereal, milk, egg) £2.50
Ladybird tarts (v, milk, eggs) £2.50
Chocolate brownies (gf, milk) £2.50
ANZAC cookies (gf, nuts ) £2.00
Banana bread (milk) £2.50
Gluten-free red velvet cake (v, gf, milk, egg, mustard) £3.50

Bagels 5.00
Gluten-free bagels filled with smoked salmon, camembert, grilled pineapple, salsa verde and gem 0 (f, gf, egg, milk, mustard)

Baguettes 5.30
Sourdough baguette with ham, asparagus, dijonnaise, gruyere and rocket (cereal, mustard, egg, milk) 
Sourdough baguette with radish, apple and butternut coleslaw, mature cheddar and pesto (v, cereal, egg, mustard, milk, nuts) 

Salads £5.50/£7.00
Grilled prawns with mango, pickled mayer lemons with chilli, avocado, red onion and coriander roasted cashew nuts (f, gf, df, shellfish, mustard, nuts)
Shredded beetroot and carrot with black rice, goats curd, mixed seeds and watercress with a raspberry vinegar (v, gf, milk)
Dutch oven broccoli and with dried tomatoes, pinenuts, chilli and basil infused olive oil (ve, gf, nuts)

Savoury Tart £4.40 or £8.00 with salad
New potato and sweet corn gratin with avocado and herb salsa

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