We’ve already started bookings for New Year’s Eve at the Embassy Cafe where we’ll be seeing out the old year with some plates of food inspired by the sunnier climes of the Mediterranean with some bright flavours and colours to drive away the winter gloom. It’s £30 per person with BYOB and no corkage charge. Full menu coming soon.
The last Herbivore Supper Club at the Embassy Cafe sold out in a matter of hours but luckily we still have spaces left for the two nights in the bigger venue of The Fig Tree in Penarth and have just posted up the menu for the next Cardiff date: Herbivore 056: Untitled 6th December at the Embassy Cafe. Details of both of these events can be found on the Supper Clubs page.
The Herbivore054: Fireworks supper club sold out in a couple of hours but luckily the next event will be in the grander venue of The Fig Tree restaurant, Penarth for two nights. We’ll be there on the 20th and 21st November and you can book a table at a time of your choosing by calling the restaurant on 029 2070 2512.
Now taking bookings for the next instalment in the supper club saga. Having had an event to mark Day of The Dead with a Mexican inspired feast for the past few years, we’ve decided to change it up this year and make something reflecting bonfire traditions, flames, smoke, the time of year and – yes – Mexican flavourings in at least one dish. Full info here.
There will be no Herbivore at the Embassy on Sunday 26th August – it’s that Notting Hill Carnival time of year again. However we’re keeping it super seasonal and super local on Saturday 25th when we’re open as usual 11 – 5. We’ve got samphire from Merthyr Mawr for pakoras, golden tomatoes from Field Days Organic for risotto, green beans and blackberries from Pontypridd and much more. Full menu here.
Herbivore back in town after a week away, bringing wild ingredients from the Far East (of England). Samphire pakoras on the menu at the Embassy Cafe this weekend. Keeping it seasonal and local with gooseberry chutney on the side. Full menu here. All vegan this week.
…and the cooking gets easier. Gooseberries and rhubarb from Herbivore Acres, elderflower still blazing in the hedgerows, the first courgettes and broad bean tops from Field Days Organics. Menu writing just got a whole lot easier. See this week’s offerings at the Embassy Cafe here.
Secret weapon from the herb garden: lovage. Basically it’s parsley on steroids. Just a small amount will add a sharp savoury note to salads or a deep unami hit to stocks and soups. Gotta love the lovage. Spot it in this week’s wild rice and walnut tabbouleh. And remember: this herb is not available in the shops. Menu for Herbivore at the Embassy Cafe here.
Mumbai Mess from last week’s Masala Mash Up supper club. Meringue, mango, strawberries and cashew cream. We had to re name it Mumbai Tidy as we couldn’t bring ourselves to smash it all together. Some thing very similar on this ween’s menu at the Embassy Cafe. More details here.
This week we have a very special guest coffee on filter: a fruity Tanzanian from Manumit Coffee. Manumit are a Cardiff based roasters offering training, support and employment for survivors of modern slavery. Great tasting coffee, wonderful idea for a business. very happy to give them my trade. This weekend’s menu here.