Monday, 3 February 2014

Week beginning February 3rd - Waitangi Day & Tamper Tantrum at Birmingham

This week we follow on from our Australia Day menu two weeks ago with Waitangi day menu, to celebrate the Waitangi Day named after Waitangi, where theTreaty o f Waitangi was signed commemorates a significant day in the history ofNew Zealand. It is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, on that date in 1840.

Chef jared, being form NZ himself of course, always puts together a great menu to celebrate, and this week is no exception with the amazing pavlovas with kiwi and passionfruit a great example.

In other news, starting next Sunday in Birmingham is the UK 'super heats' for the UK Barista Championships. In years previous, the heats were held all over the country at different times. This year, they will be held altogether in one week and along with this, there will be specialist talks using the Tamper tantrum format from Steve Leighton and Colin Harmon.

Guests asked to speak on Sunday morning include James Hoffman, Vic and Rob from Dunne Frankowski, Maxwell Colonna Dashwood from Colonna and Smalsls in Bath and UKBC Champion 2011 and Peter Dore-Smith from Kaffeine (me).

We get 20 minutes to speak, with a ten minute q and a afterwards. Of the five guests, I am on last, so I had better make it good.

More information can be found here, so if you'll excuse this blog being a bit short, I've got a speech to write.

Have a great week and enjoy.

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: Pavlova nests with fresh kiwi and passion fruit 2.40
Savoury Scone: Asparagus and cream cheese 2.40
Lemon and coconut friands 2.40
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.40
White chocolate blondies 2.40
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Afgan Biscuits 2.00

Soup: Puha and pork 4.50

French retro baguettes 5.00
Roasted red peppers, courgette, aubergine with spicy feta dressing and rocket 
Prosciutto, baked rhubarb blended with cremeria butter, basil, spinach

Foccacias 5.30
Brie, mushrooms, roasted red onion, dijon and spinach..
Smoked mozzarella, chicken, mayonnaise, avocado and rocket

Salads: 5.50/6.90
Mini fish cakes with kiwi, lady smoke leaf, mole dressing, rocket
Radicchio, heritage tomatoes, celery with a spicy sorrel dressing
Purple sprouting broccoli and lesser celandine with pecorino and manuka honey
Tart: 4.40 or 7.90 with salad
Meat pie

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