Friday 30 November 2012

Pop-up Christmas Cafe with Gin Garden Cocktails in Maida Vale

Our friends The Gin Garden are back at The Clifton Nurseries, providing the cocktails for a very tasty sounding pop-up cafe for breakfast and lunch in the run up to Christmas.

"This December The Gin Garden travels to Clifton Nurseries in Madia Vale, West London, to run an enchanting Christmas pop-up café throughout the month of December.
Inspired by their horticultural surroundings, using rare and 'exotic' botanical ingredients, The Gin Garden will be will cooking up a storm during the most magical time of the year. And with The Wandering Chef, Jamie Hazeel(4), in charge of menu development this is set to be a Christmas culinary experience no foodie will want to miss.
The Gin Garden is proud to introduce The Wandering Chef to this exciting project. Jamie Hazeel, globe trotter extraordinaire, will incorporate his innovative approach with intriguing ingredients to produce an unusual and delicious culinary experience. 
Breakfast menu examples include:
Bircher muesli with Barberis (optional Argot Oil booster)
Home made Gravlax with rare pickled Cucamelon
Spiced Stewed Pear and greek yoghurt (optional Manoka Honey booster)
Locally made artisan pastries
Lunch menu examples include:
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Diced Pork Belly and Chilli Cress
Chicken Broth with The Day's Rainbow Vegetables
Leg of lamb, Celeriac Gratin, Peas & Radish salad
Warm Salad of Ham Hock, Shaved Heritage Apple and Roasted Yam
Pear, Nasturtium Root and Pickled Walnuts
Rainbow Beetroots, Goats Cheese and Pumpkin Oil & Hazelnuts
The menu will be complemented by the botanically inspired cocktails and drinks to refresh and revive the weariest Christmas shopper(5). Indulge in martinis of bergamot, saffron and spiced pear; orange blossom gin and tonics; lavender royals; hot chocolates with your choice of extra warmth (chilli or a shot of spicy rum); fresh leaf teas; single estate coffees. Plus all manner of delicious cakes and other treats will be served."

When - 1st - 23rd December, 9.30am - 4.30pm (11.30 - 4.30 on Sunday)

Plus 3 late night shopping nights with full Gin Garden bar:  6th/11th/20th December (till 9pm)

Where - 5a Clifton Villas,  London, W9 2PH

Link 1 - Clifton Nurseries
Link 2 - The Gin Garden

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