Easter Closing & Beyond

Herbivore won’t be trading on Easter Sunday (16th April) at the Embassy Cafe. Will be in residence 22/23rd April as normal then will miss the next three weekends as I’m off to Sicily to cook and have fun. Well, someone’s got to. Re-open Sat 20th May.

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: simon@theherbivore.co.uk

A Slight Change Of Hours

Just a minor change of opening hours at the Embassy Cafe – now form midday on a Sunday rather than 11. (Having said I was going to open for six Sundays there I’ve kept it going until further notice).

Six Sundays at the Embassy

Starting from 15th Jan Herbivore will be operating at the Embassy Cafe on Cathays Terrace every Sunday so you’ll now have two opportunities to sample the ever changing menu of vegan and vegetarian lunches, brunches and sweet things. We’re open 11 – 5 on both days and not currently taking bookings as the space is so small – but do give me a shout if you’re planning to come as a group: it’s useful for me to know and I can do my best to make sure there’s somewhere to sit and something left to eat.

No supper clubs planned for the next two months at Kemi’s but watch this space for any other upcoming events.

Embassy Cafe 17 | 12 | 2016

Herbivore at the Embassy cafe for the usual round of brunch, lunch & sweet treats Saturday 11 – 5. Won’t be there on Christmas Eve but back for New Years Eve with a special small plates menu running in the evening until late. More details coming soon.

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: simon@theherbivore.co.uk

This Week’s Embassy Menu Is Brought To You By The Letter P

This week we’ve got pumpkin, panelle, pistachio & pain perdu. The latter (french for “lost bread”) is a french toast made with slices of brioche from Riverside Sourdough – a supper-rich sweet loaf that takes on lovely caramel tones once toasted or cooked. I’ll be topping this with sweetened ricotta whipped up with orange zest & fennel seed with a dollop of apple from Dinas Powys that has been cooked down with autumnal spices. Er, not vegan. Full menu here.

Herbivore @ The Embassy 17|09|16: Season Of The Squash

It’s all about the cucurbit family at this time of year – squash, pumpkins, melons, cucumbers etc – and this week’s menu reflects that. We’ve got a black bean & butternut burrito with a watermelon salsa, courgette fritters and even a pumpkin & pistachio cake. Probably the last rhubarb of the year too in the form of a rhubarb & anise fizz. Full menu here.

Carnival Time

Herbivore taking the usual Saturday spot at the Embassy Cafe followed by a quick getaway to the Notting Hill Carnival.  In anticipation this week’s menu features Plantain & Corn Cakes with Rice & Beans and a Sweet Potato, Sultana & Rum Cake. Also new on the menu is a Feta, Pistachio & Blackberry Cheesecake inspired by one I had a the marvellous Darsham Nurseries Cafe earlier in the year. My menu here.