Sunday, 2 November 2014

Week beginning November 3rd - London Latte Art Heat Three

It appears we have made a fairly serious miscalculation. We did not get enough beer in.

Two heats down and we have to go off to get some more just to be sure we can get through this coming week and Heat Three.

Heat Two was another great success with coffee legends Ben Townsend from the Espresso room and Phil 'Bass Player' Wain as judges along with head judge Glenn Watson , 12 competitors and over 35 people crammed into Kaffeine to watch. Cameras ready people.

We ended up with another three through to the finals.
Karolina from Nude
David from Artisan and
James from Iris and June

This week we have another incredible line up of baristas all wanting to get their hands on priozes from Coffee Hit including a Baratza grinder for first place and a rhino hand grinder for second and third, £480 cash from the entry money and untold prizes and trophies from Square Mile.

Tullio - Artisan
Adrian - Look Mum nO Hands
Matt - Climpsons
Louis - Noble
Manuel - Climpsons
Sam - Holborn Grind
Alessandro - Artisan
Jarek - Taylor Street
Gabriel - Noble
Ben - Kaffeine
Renaud - Bristol

This week we have lead judge and superstar Glenn Watson back on decks, accompanied by Pete Garcia and Marty Latham from Square Mile as support judges. We are also very lucky as we have Kate Beard writing for Barista Magazine each week with posts to their blog. Check out a review of the first week here.

If you cannot make it along. there have been loads of photos being taken, here are a sample. Many thanks again to Kate Beard (colour) and also to Alessandro from Artisan (b and w).

We also hope you enjoy this weeks menu, as we will enjoy bringing it to you.

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
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with home made preserves 2.00
Povitika bread 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: Rhubarb, pear and hazelnut (V) 2.50
Savoury Scone: Curried peas and feta (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
Curried red lentil soup with caraway bread (VE, GF)

French retro baguettes 5.30
Bresaola, slow roast tomato, gherkin, Camembert and rocket
Baked pumpkin and sautĂ© mushrooms with tarragon mayonnaise and spinach (V)

Foccacias 5.50
Ham, cranberry jelly, roasted chestnuts, mature cheddar and spinach
Salmon, dill, red onion, capers, aioli and rocket (V)

Salads: 5.50/7.00
Chicken fried in creamed of corn with broad bean tops, mango, tomato salsa and rocket
Ribwort plantain, manchego, blackberries and polenta dumplings (V)
Chantenay carrots and fennel cooked in sambuca and caraway seeds (VE, GF)

Tart: 4.40 or 8.00 with salad
Checker berries and matured cheddar with charlock (V)

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