Blue Monday & A Vegan Valentine Feast


According to the so called experts 29th Jan, Blue Monday, is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year. So you can go with that self-fulfilling prophecy and wallow in your own misery…or treat yourself to a place at Herbivore047: Blue Monday. We’re teaming up with the Blue Honey Night Cafe once again to bring you four courses of creative vegan cuisine for twenty quid. Not only will the food make you feel wonderful but you can feel even better about yourselves knowing that all of that £20 will go to Cardiff Samaritans and Field Days Organic. I’m sure you know about the Samaritans, but Field Days provide valuable training and support for people with learning difficulties and mental health problems at there organic vegetable project at the Amelia Trust Farm.

Then in February it’s time to dust off the heart-shaped cake tins and polish up the plastic roses again for Herbivore048: A Vegan Valentine Feast. This time five courses for twenty five quid. Embassy Cafe, Weds 14th February. Full details and menus for these events here.

Herbivore By The Seaside

After last month’s Day of The Dead sell-out success at the wonderful Blue Honey Night Cafe, Herbivore is heading west to the sea front in Penarth and the opulent surroundings of The Fig Tree restaurant. As usual it’s five set courses of creative vegan cuisine. A couple of dishes from the back catalogue, a couple of new ones to reflect the location. Full menu and booking details here.

Hand Picked Menu

Chef Manuel & I have been putting our heads together and wandering the fields, hedgerows and shoreline to come up with a menu for our collaborative supper club coming up at the Embassy Cafe on the 19th of April.

Once you start looking there are so many different green shoots out there just waiting to be picked so it’s been a process of narrowing down what we want to use and trying to predict what will be ready for harvest at the Amelia Trust Farm, Blaencamel and Riverside Market Garden.

It’s still a bit of a work in progress but you can see the prototype menu here. We only have a few spaces left for this one so act quickly if you want to come  – email me:

Herbivore 038: Hand Picked

Herbivore back in town to team up with Chef Manuel for a unique collaborative supper club. We’re going to be scouring the hedgerows and sea shore and engage in a bit of “pick your own” at some of our favourite farms and gardens to bring a special six course menu, all vegan, to the Embassy Cafe on Wednesday 19th April. Full menu to come soon but in the meantime we’re already taking bookings. It’s £25 per person with a small corkage charge for alcohol on the night.

From The Herbivore With Love: A Vegan Valentine

Latest news: there will be a Vegan Valentine’s Day Supper Club. Embassy Cafe, Cathays Terrace, Tuesday 14th Feb.  I’ll get some more details out soon but it will be BYO alcohol and the usual five courses of loved-up food. Limited places so get in touch if you want to save a space (or two..or three).

Herbivore034: Black Christmas

It’s the darkest time of year with the added pressures of enforced jollity, good cheer and rampant consumerism.  So what better way than to escape it all for a few hours in the convivial setting of Kemi’s Cafe in Pontcanna and enjoy five courses of creative, seasonal, vegan cuisine? We’ve created a darkly delicious menu of hearty, slightly boozy, winter food for your enjoyment with a soundtrack by the deeply missed mighty Prince (Buster).  £25 pp Wednesday 14th December, 7m. Full menu here. None more black,

Meat Free Monday

The date for our next Meat Free Monday Supper Club at Arboreal, Cowbridge is 7th November, 7pm.  Menu here.

4 courses of autumnal vegan cuisine for £18. Bookings:

Herbivore027: Tutti Frutti 15|09|16 Kemi’s

Knowledge is knowing that the tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. Creativity is making something a bit more interesting than a bloody fruit salad.

The Tutti Frutti menu uses the best of locally grown fruits – and a few others – to create a unique five course  vegan menu to be served up in the convivial setting of Kemi’s, Kings Rd, Pontcanna. There’s a bit of an Italian theme going on, including my debut use of pasta, but there’s nothing that Nonna would recognise. Full menu and more info here.

Herbivore022: Union

June 23rd will be an important night for Europe.  Soothe your nerves by tucking in to the best of British produce cooked with a European outlook whilst welcoming with open arms flavours and ideas from around the world.  We’ll have five courses of creative vegan cuisine using fresh produce from Blaencamel Farm and Field Days Organic  and bits and pieces from my allotment and the local hedgerows for £25.

Menu and more details here.  Bookings: