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.
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.
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.
Well, Herbivore052: Italianate was a rip-roaring success. All sold out, a great atmosphere and some lovely new dishes. I liked one of them so much I’m taking it on the road with me to the next event which will be in Swansea, at The Last Resort pub. Alongside the Chocolate Arancini will be four more courses that are seasonal variants of dishes of supper clubs gone by so that the good people of Swansea can see a bit of what they’ve been missing. Details and menu here.
After a couple of months without one, I’m pleased to announce the next supper club: Herbivore 052: Italianate. I’ll be taking the best of summer produce from Field Days Organic, Blaencamel Farm and the hedgerows and meadows of the South Wales valleys to create a six course vegan menu inspired by the great cuisine of Italy. Not Italian food of course, just Herbivore food with an Italian accent. And of course I can’t help but let my eye wander a little further east and sneak in some of my beloved miso and nori. Just don’t call it fusion. Full menu here.