Archive | September, 2014

Chestnut mushroom and chickpea burger

1/2 kg chestnut mushrooms 2 tins chickpeas (drained) 1 bunch spring onions ¼ bunch thyme ½ bunch flat leaf parsley 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 200-250g gram flour 1kg tomatoes (old tomatoes are fine) 2 onions (finely chopped) 1-2 chilli’s (finely chopped. Seeds in or out it’s up to you) 2 cloves of garlic (crushed or […]

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L’Atelier Madada, Morocco

Our Manager Director Alastair Stewart is just as obsessed about food as the etc.venues Chefs!  So much so that even on his holidays he’s learning something new at L’Atelier Madada in Morocco.  Situated in a former almond warehouse near the entrance to the Medina, Alastair learned the art of a Moroccan Tagine under the watchful eye […]

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Frank’s Cafe

If you’re looking for a stunning view of London, an extensive cocktail list and some diverse cuisine then Frank’s Cafe is the place to be. Having appeared on the latest series of ‘Don’t tell the Bride’, it really puts Peckham on the map and definitely deserves a mention. In essence, the site is a disused […]

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Polish Cheesecake

I like cheesecake, then again, who doesn’t like cheesecake. I like to try different things, so with my love of cheesecake and trying new things this is a great combination for me. This is quite a basic recipe, but the out come doesn’t suggest so.   1lb 10 oz Cream Cheese 2½ Oz Butter 7 oz […]

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Late summer salads

As the Indian summer continues here at the new venue of Monument we are keeping the salads at the forefront of our offering. Try these at home most are pretty self-explanatory but I have included some recipes. Colourful and bursting with flavour these salads are substantial enough to eat on their own. To make the […]

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Minute Steak with Celeriac Purée Sept 2014

Another quick dish for you, you can prep this the day before & you don’t have to stick with minute steaks. To be slightly controversial, I think this dish works better with veal. As celeriac tend to be quite large, I suggest you have something in mind for rest, maybe a celeriac & apple soup! This recipe is for […]

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British food festival at Ragley Hall

This weekend I ventured to the great British food festival at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, it was a great day out lots of locally sourced and handmade products/produce so just a bit of information and photos from the day Taste Marquees Hosting a great selection of local food and drink producers. Men Vs Food Challenges This […]

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Allotment update Sept 2014

The weather has turned with a chill in the air but so much is at it’s peak, my Maris peer potatoes are ready, my Italian plum tomatoes are at their best. Full of unreal flavour, delicious with a sprinkle of sea salt and a glug of rapeseed oil. My pear tree is almost at its […]

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Crop Report Sep14

NEW SEASON & BRITISH Autumn is approaching and we will start to see some change in British Produce over the next month, but luckily not for this week. Except that Peas a bit less abundant this week. New Season Jackets and Maris Peer Mids are still excellent! There are also Squashes available including Harlequin, Blue Ballet, […]

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The Art of Dining

What an experience The Art of Dining is. Each drink, table-cloth, wall colour and lights changed with each of the 5 courses. Upon arrival we were served a cocktail in a jam jar of Millers Gin & Absinthe with cloudy apple juice, cucumber & lime. ] We then had to decide which cocktail to have […]

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