Welsh Wasabi


This innocuous looking root is horseradish plucked from the earth of Herbivore Acres – and it really packs a punch. I’m re-branding it as Welsh Wasabi as there really isn’t much difference  to my mind. It sure has that nasal pipe-clearing, gasp inducing effect. Find on the menu alongside Leek & Potato cakes this week. Menu here.

Herbivore046: A Month Of Sundays

2018 promises to be a busy time for Herbivore. There’s a few Supper Clubs and other projects up our sleeves but first we’re kicking off with a series of Sunday lunches throughout January at the Embassy Cafe. Alongside our regular weekend menu we’re going to be offering a set Sunday dinner of starter, main and dessert. Two courses for eleven quid, three of thirteen fifty. Probably best to book for these. Each week will be a different menu, always trying to make the best of Welsh produce, always fresh, always creative. And always vegan. Each week’s menu will be posted up here.

If it wasn’t for those pesky birds..

The pesky birds of Pontypridd seem to have developed a taste for gooseberries, red currants and black currants this year. Serves me right for not stocking up the bird feeders I suppose. Still, there’s enough for a batch of Gooseberry & Nigella Seed Chutney (adapted from my favourite tomato chutney recipe – thanks Cinnamon Club). The remaining black currants will make their way into an almond cake. Full menu here

Sorry to say there will be no supper club in July. Last week’s sell-out Twisted Bistro was a big success but there’s just too much other stuff to fit in next month. Herbivore will be on the road again – this time up to MOMA in Machynllteh for a one-night-only “culinary intervention” at ceramicist Lisa Krigel’s exhibition on Thursday 27th July. More details on that coming soon. Watch this space for details of the next Cardiff event too.

Herbivore023: SNACKS

Saturday 30th July  sees us at The Embassy Cafe for a night of snacks. We’re going to loosen up a little and offer an a la carte menu of vegan and vegetarian goodies starting at £3 each so you can oder as much or as little of what you fancy. More info here. Booking strongly recommended.

Saturdays At The Embassy Cafe

The Herbivore pop=up micro cafe is back at the Embassy Cafe in Cathays Community Centre for the next three Saturdays (June 18th, June 25th & July 2nd). Won’t be there on 9th July but will be back in full swing from the 17th onwards.

The plan is to offer a small, fresh. ever-changing menu using the best of local produce with an emphasis on vegan food. We’ve got delicious fresh bread from Riverside Sourdough, fine fair-trade filter coffee from Fairwater (well, originally from Guatemala), great veg from Blaencamel and Field Days Organics and a selection of freshly baked biscuits and cakes.

Featured on the menu this week are homemade Elderflower and Rhubarb Fizz and beautiful golden beetroot form Field Days. See you there.