Supper clubs are back up and running at the Embassy Cafe on 27th June. Menu here. Above is a pic of roast portobello mushroom on a potato & nori cake from a weekend menu at the end of May. The cafe menu changes week to week. You can find the latest one here.
People seem to expect me to return from Sicily with new ideas and recipes taken from my time there. But although I eat so well there and love to cook there I think what I really take away is a strengthening of a resolve to use the best of what is on my own doorstep. I can’t have the wonderful sun-kissed produce that is so easy to come by over there, the fresh olive oil, almonds and capers but we have our own riches here. Last week I was picking verdant, succulent sea beet on the Welsh coast, pickling wild garlic seeds for the future and cutting herbs from my own garden. This week Global Gardens, a Cardiff based community growing project, have kindly let me try some samples of British grown organic beans and pulses from a company in Halesworth, Suffolk (another place close to my heart) You’ll find the split favs beans in the felafel this week. Full menu here.
This weekend, 20th & 21st April will be the last chance to eat Herbivore food at the Embassy Cafe for a little while – it’s time for the annual trip to Sicily. Saturday 20th is business as usual with a menu featuring the plate pictured above: grilled polenta | braised beets & beluga lentils | roast cherry tomatoes. Details here. On Sunday we have the 3 course Easter Lunch and a shorter version of the Saturday menu.
Re open on Saturday 18th May.
There are no supper clubs in the Herbivore diary at the moment but we are pleased to offer a three course vegan Sunday lunch on Easter Day – 21st April at the Embassy Cafe, Cathays Terrace, Cardiff:
Wye Valley Asparagus | Burnt Onion Raita | Date & Tamarind
Celeriac & Hazelnut Roast | Grilled Spring Cabbage | Rosemary Roasties | Onion & Cider Gravy
Rhubarb & Almond Crumble | Vanilla Ice Cream | Pomegranate Syrup
It’s £18 per person, BYO (nor corkage charge) and we are serving from 12 – just book a time slot that’s convenient to you: firstname.lastname@example.org. As ever, limited spaces so don’t sleep on it.
Thanks to the collaborative fundraiser with Riverside Sourdough we’re able to have a new sink unit installed in our kitchen. The bad news is that we’ll have to close for a day to do it. Business as usual on Saturday (menu here) but closed Sunday.
March sees Herbivore setting up temporary camp at The Fig Tree on Penarth’s seafront with an all vegan 5 course dinner menu for two consecutive nights. Same food, special location. Bookings for this one are being taking care of by the restaurant: give ‘em a call on 029 2070 2512.
To raise some cash for essential improvements to the Embassy Cafe’s kitchen, Herbivore and Riverside Sourdough (the weekday Embassy Cafe people) are collaborating on a five course vegan supper club. All the staff are giving their time for free so that once we’ve covered the ingredients costs every penny can go into the improvements pot. Menu coming very soon – first course likely to be something straight out of the Riverside Sourdough bakery ovens and then two Herbivore courses and two from the amazing Chef Table Manners (who is at the Embassy stover Monday to Friday). This one will fill super-fast, so don’t sleep on it.
Well, the Herbivore058: All Over The Place supper club at the Embassy Cafe has sold out in a matter of hours – I didn’t even get as far as putting the details on this site. Look out for another date to be announced soon – something a bit different this time.
Meanwhile weekend business continues at the Embassy Cafe. Menu here.
Even on a grey New Year’s Day you can still spot the green shoots of life in the hedgerows (and walls) of Wales – this is Pennywort tasting fresh and succulent at Ogmore. Expect to see it on the next supper club menu. Date and details coming soon.
Herbivore now back in business at the Embassy Cafe Saturdays and Sundays 11 – 5.
Much as I hate the word, we will be honouring Veganuary at the Embassy Cafe. Not much change really as most of the weekend menus are fully vegan anyway but we’ll go the full Kevin for the rest of the month. This weekend’s menu here.
Our last weekend at the Embassy Cafe this year will be the 15th and 16th of December – and on Saturday 15th we’ll be closing at 4pm to get ready for a private party in the evening. Re-open on Saturday 5th January for normal business but also open on New Year’s Eve (bookings only).
Happy New Year to you all.