Back from my travels and back in business Sat 31st August & Sun 1 Sept with a menu featuring the best of summer produce from Field Days Organic and Blaencamel Farm. Full menu here.
Over the next few weeks the Embassy Cafe openings will be a bit erratic: holiday time, Notting Hill Carnival and some wedding catering all getting in the way of the normal run of things.
Sat 10th Aug: Open 11 – 4 (and 6 – 11pm for smallplates/bigflavours menu)
Sun 11th Aug: Closed
Sat 17th Aug: Closed
Sun 18th Aug: Closed
Sat 24th Aug: Closed
Sun 25th Aug: Closed
Sat 31st Aug: Open
Sun 1st Sept: Open
Sat 7th Sept: Closed
Sun 8th Sept: Closed
Summer produce and flavours abound on this weekend’s Embassy Cafe menu. Gooseberries from the allotment crop up twice and there’s a reappearance of the samphire from the local coast. If you hadn’t already worked it out, Herbivore is still very much in business at the Embassy Cafe on weekends despite the recent closure of the Riverside Sourdough operation. This weekend’s menu here.
Watch this space for the details of Herbivore 061, the next supper club event.
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: email@example.com. 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.
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.