Saturday, 12 October 2013

Week beginning October 14th - London Latte Art Smackdown and Christmas Party

Two heats down now in the London Latte Art Smackdown and this week we had about 40 people crammed into Kaffeine to watch the second heat. It was a brilliant night, short, sharp and to the point. With three of the most qualified judges in industry in Andrew Tolley, Lena from Union and Glenn formerlty of SCAE, it was a hard fought and very tight contest.

Once again though, it was two of the baristas from Curators who have made it into the final, Catherine (formerly of Kaffeine) and Thomas. Congratulations to both.

Next weeks competitors.
Benjamin from Terrone
Elyse and Miguel from Talkhouse
Kit and Barry from Dose
Shaun from Beanstalk (formerly of Kaffeine and 7th in the UK championships)
Matt all the way from Bath but we are not sure which cafe!

If you want to come among and support or just watch, you are more than welcome. All the heats are now full, but if you turn up on the night and wish to compete and there are drop outs, we will get you in. We have free food and cheap beer.

Judges this week include James Hoffman from Square Mile Coffee, Glenn Watson and Arianna from Union. 

Christmas Party Details.

We have sold 50 of the 250 tickets available already. Seriously, get in fast if you wish to come.
Tickets are now on sale at Kaffeine. All London cafe staff welcome.
November 9th at The Social, Little Portland Street, W1. 7 pm to 1 am.
Also available at the latte art heats and the final at Square Mile, you can pay in person or over the phone by credit card and we will keep them here for you to pick up.
£5 per ticket, 250 tickets only, no door sales/pick ups on the night.

Prizes, glory, drinking and dancing. What more could you wish for?

Please enjoy this weeks menu, as we have enjoyed putting it together for you.

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.60
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 3.60
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 1.90
Coffee, cherry and walnut toast 2.40
Banana bread 2.40
Porridge with choices of muscovado sugar, dried fruit, chopped nuts, honey, golden syrup or compote 3.00

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.90
Pain au chocolat 2.50
Almond croissants 2.80

Baked Treats
Sweet Muffins: Apple, caraway and juniper 2.40
Savoury Scone: Broccoli and gorgonzola 2.40
Lemon and rose friands 2.40
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Iced Vo Vo's 2.00

Soup: Spiced sweet potato 4.50
French retro baguettes 5.00
Smoked salmon, lime cream cheese, cucumber, rocket, thai basil.
Roasted red peppers, courgette, red onion, spinach and pesto

Foccacias 5.30
Ham, roasted chestnuts, mature cheddar, dijon mustard and rocket
Saute mushrooms, red onion jam, camembert, spinach

Salads: 5.50/6.90
Chicken adobo with camargue red rice and coriander
Saute rainbow chard with cumin roasted potatoes and pancetta
Purple sprouting broccoli with fromaggio sauce

Tart: 4.40 or 7.90 with salad
Semi dried mixed tomatoes with oregano pasto

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