Sunday, 12 July 2015

Week beginning July 13th - The Ashes

So very excited this week, it is the return of the Ashes with England vs Australia at the Home of Cricket, Lords Cricket Ground. If you have been following, you will know that England have just won the first test in Cardiff and so I am quite sure they will be full of confidence coming into this game, as will all the England supporters.

It is going to make the atmosphere at Lords all that more special and exciting. It also marks the 6th year anniversary since I left the Club to open Kaffeine. The Ashes in 2009 was my last match there before I left on July 25th and opened Kaffeine on August 14th.

This season we are back in the Harris Gardens, the premier outdoor dining area and Veuve Cliquot champagne bar of the ground, tucked in behind the members stand, just up from the WG Grace main entrance. We will continue to do bulk brew filter coffee and have upgraded this year to a 3 group Simonelli and Robur grinder for our espresso to be able to cope with the high demand.

The other amazing news is that we have also signed a contract to provide espresso and filter coffee in the iconic Media Centre to over 200 journalists and photographers, broadcasters and commentators. We started here for the first test against New Zealand and had a fantastic time with amazing feedback. We cannot wait to get back in there this game and provide the media with much needed espresso for their long days.

It is a long day indeed. We get there about 6:30, the club will open the gates at 8:30 am, perhaps even earlier, then in the Harris we get properly hammered busy until just before 11 am when all the crowds have dispersed into the ground to watch the 1st ball. From then the Harris turns into a 150 cover restaurant which will have been booked out for months in advance and we will provide espresso coffee to have with lunch and afternoon teas until about 5 pm.

In the media we will also be there from 6:30 am, with the media arriving from 7 am to get set up for the day and we will then be very busy again until just before 11 am, then will remain steady until closing at 6 pm.

So if you are in the ground for the match, please do try to come see us in the Harris Gardens and please make sure you say hello. If you are only able to listen to the radio, watch it on Sky or watch the highlights on Channel 5, please think of us when you see the media centre.

We would like to generously thank very good friends at Coffee Hit and at Square Mile for all their support with equipment, plus a big thank you to all the Kaffeine staff who work so very hard over this time. It is a very special time.

Below are the menus for this week for both stores, please enjoy, as we will enjoy bringing them to you.

Great Titchfield Street Menu

Traditional bircher muesli with Greek yoghurt and 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 5.00
Ciabatta roll with avocado, omelette, rocket and tomato salsa 5.00
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: Flat nectarines and coconut (v, cereals, milk) 2.50
Savoury Scones: Ricotta, pine nut, spinach (v, cereals, milk) 2.50
Friand:  Cherry Ripe (v, gf, milk, nut)  2.50
Super moist chocolate brownies (gf) 2.70
White chocolate blondies 2.50
Portuguese tarts 2.00
ANZAC cookies 2.00
Almond and custard slice 2.80
Banana bread 2.50
Raspberry and coconut slice 2.50 (v, gf)

French retro baguettes 5.30
Ham, roasted aubergine, sweet chilli sauce, brie cheese, rocket. (cereals, milk)
Roasted courgette, curried peas, goat's cheese, spinach. (cereals, v, milk)

Foccacias 5.50
Chorizo sausage, roasted red pepper, red onion, aioli, gruyere cheese, spinach. (cereal, milk, egg, mustard)
Grilled halloumi, plum tomato, avocado, green pesto, rocket. (cereal, v, milk, nut)

Salads: 5.50/6.90
Herb polenta crumbed chicken, cherry tomato, avocado, red onion, spicy lemon dressing, gem lettuce. (gf, milk, egg, honey, mustard)
Poached pear, blueberry, blue cheese, candied walnut, pomegranate molasses dressing, mixed leave. (v, gf, milk, honey)
Green beans with tahini dressing, coriander, sesame seed. (v, gf, seed)

Tart: 4.40 or 8.00 with salads
Filo basket with grilled halloumi, vegetables and tomato chutney. (cereal, v, milk)

Eastcastle Street Menu

Traditional bircher muesli with Greek yoghurt and rhubarb and raspberry compote (v, nuts, milk) 4.00
Paleo granola with with Greek yoghurt and rhubarb and raspberry compote (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 in a sourdough wrap with own made smoked ketchup, mont d'or cheese and rocket (milk, egg) 4.90
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach and plum tomatoes 4.90
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 - Blueberry and bran (v, cereal, milk, egg) 2.50
Savoury – Cheese, tarragon and onion (v, cereal, milk) 2.50
Chocolate brownies (gf, milk) 2.70
ANZAC cookies (nuts) 2.00
Ladybird tarts (v, milk, eggs) 2.90
Banana bread (milk) 2.50
Matcha Powder Slice 2.90
Portuguese Tarts 2.00
Raspberry and coconut slice 2.50 (v, gf)

Flat Bread Wraps 5.00
Kaffeine Sourdough flat-bread with chopped chicken and egg with sprouts, avocado, tomato and spinach (cereal, egg, mustard)

Baguettes 5.30
Kaffeine Sourdough baguette with ham, pear, guyere, red onion, dijon and rocket (cereal, mustard, milk) 
Kaffeine Sourdough baguette with grilled courgette, peppers and aubergine with coconut curry sauce and watercress (ve, cereal, nuts, celery, mustard)

Salads 5.50/7.00
Crispy chicken with vermicelli, peanuts, spring onion, carrot, celery, asian herbs and sweet chilli. (gf, fish, peanuts, celery, soy)
Puy lentils with roasted tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, wild marjoram, red onion, rocket and powdered dulse seaweed. (v, gf, milk)
Beetroot, beet greens and chickpeas with a raspberry greek yoghurt dressing (v, gf, milk) 

Savoury Tart 4.40 or 8.00 with salads
Polenta with burnt pineapple, pancetta and blue cheese sauce (milk, mustard)

Weekend Menu - Eastcastle Street Only

Our second Chef Flavio brings his own style and flavours to the kitchen on the weekends at Eastcastle. He will run the menus for two weekends in a row so that we can enjoy it all the more.

Salads 5.50/7.00
Smoked salmon, avocado, spinach, dill, baked eggs, rocket, mixed seeds, sour dough croutons, mixed herbs & Hollandaise sauce.
(Fish, egg, seeds, g,)
Red cabbage, Apple, sour cream, celery, black currants , feta, roasted hazelnuts & maple cider mayo.
(Nuts, egg, gf,dairy, v)
French beans, asparagus, broad beans, chilli & lemon dressing.
(Gf,df, v, chilli, seeds)

Savoury Tart 4.40 or 8.00 with salads
Spinach cakes with carrot & lemon marmalade.

(Nuts, dairy, g, egg)

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