Saturday, 30 November 2013

Week beginning December 4th - Rory - Baker, builder, dancer, sandwich maker

Rory left us this week. Most people would not know Rory, as he starts at 6:15 am each morning, leaves about 3 pm and worked nearly every weekend over the past 18 months and we kept him downstairs most of the time. This was of course because he worked in the kitchen. It is always hugely comforting to a) find someone to work in the kitchen b) that they are competent and skilled c) that they get up very early every day and d) that they are a really nice person too.

Rory was another one of those. We are very lucky that we have had and still have a team of chefs who all have the same qualities. Very lucky indeed.

He has gone back to Australia hopefully to follow his dream of dancing professionally, which he is very good at too. If you get to see the Kaffeine movie coming out in January, he also plays a feature role along with his girlfriend Jess.

Rory was also very good at building. He started collecting the wooden pallets that deliveries get made on and are left on the street. He took them home and made furniture for his house. He was then commissioned to build the new crates we have outside the shop. They look very good indeed. We call them 'The Rories' and we hope they last a very long time.

He would help with general maintenance work around the shop, unblocking drains or putting things back together if required and he was a very good delivery person for all our catering orders. The banter in the kitchen, the self made videos of him making thousands of banana breads, ANZACS, portuguese tarts, brownies and blondies. A true Kaffeine legend.

We will all miss Rorza very much and we wish both him and Jess all the very best for the future back in Australia.

Well done fella....

Please enjoy our menu this week, 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: Blueberry and bran 2.40
Savoury Scone: Sweet chilli and goats cheese 2.40
Buckthorn friands 2.40
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Biscuits 2.00

Soup: Butternut, orange and thyme 4.50

French retro baguettes 5.00
Pancetta, glazed apricots, brie, red onion and rocket
Tomato, roasted courgette, basil pesto, mozzarella, spinach

Foccacias 5.30
Ham, chilli cream cheese, tomato and spinach
Red onion marmalade, grilled halloumi, avocado, rocket

Salads: 5.50/6.90
Chicken adobo with camargue red rice and coriander
Baked cranberries, mature cheddar, roasted chest nuts, watercress, red onion and a thyme and mustard dressing
Roasted sweet potato with feta and mixed seeds

Tart: 4.40 or 7.90 with salad
Ham, manchego and rocket quiche

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