If you’re on our mailing list you’ll be receiving your June Specials this week, tailored specially to you with your own offers and favourite foods. If you haven’t signed up yet just click here and fill in your details to ensure you don’t miss out. Online our Summer BBQ and Picnic departments are open for business and will be full of the best produce.
If you’ve been disappointed by the bland, poly-tunnel forced stuff that’s knocking around the isles at the moment, restore your faith with The Goodmans’ Asparagus. It’s slowly grown on their family farm, freshly picked for you and utterly delicious with our Hollandaise Sauce.
You may not have tried Elephant Garlic but we’d heartily recommend it. It has a mild, sweet flavour with a hint of garlic and is wonderful when roasted.
Our own Chef Lloyd and pie maker extraordinaire Simple Simon have both been inspired by the Med for their new recipes this month. If you’re looking for a simple supper for two you’ll not go wrong with Lloyd’s rich and creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Thyme Soup, nor Simple Simon’s Mediterranean Vegetable Pie with Feta.
In a perfect world every high street would boast a full set of traditional food stores. If you’re not lucky enough to live in such a utopia, or you’d just prefer to save the stress, cost and the carbon guilt of a trek to the shops, we’ll be happy to bring the best food available right to your door.
Our long-standing relationship with Scottish netsmen means we secure the pick of the new season Fresh Wild Scottish Salmon and the best price possible. In the last week we’ve been fortunate to receive some truly exceptional fish from Loch Ness and have been offering them at 30% cheaper than elsewhere, call 0208 5252 352 for more details and to order.
Chef Lloyd combines the convenience of a ready meal with first rate British ingredients and top restaurant standard cooking. This month may we recommend Salmon Brochettes in Chapel Down Beer Batter, Dry Cured Ham and Leek Pie Filling and Free Range Creedy Carver Duck Breast with Enoki Mushrooms and Plum Sauce.
We’re also rather excited about the barbecue season and will be celebrating with Spatchcocked Poussin with Garlic & Herb Butter and The Denham Estate’s Rare Breed Beef or Venison Sausages.
We love a steamed pud as much as the next Georgie Porgie but there’s something magical about a delicate tart made with summer fruits. The new season of strawberries is upon us, their ever so slightly tart sweetness works a treat in Lloyd’s Baked Strawberry and Coconut Tart. Popina stick to a classic English combination in their Gooseberry & Elderflower Tart, all enveloped in a creamy custard filling.Either of this month’s tarts will go hand in hand with Neal’s Yard’s fabulous Creme Fraiche.
We think we’ve finally found a rival to L’Artisan du Chocolat in London Chocolatier Paul Wayne Gregory. He’s a regular winner at the highly respected Academy of Chocolate Awards and this Pure Indulgence selection demonstrates why he is a worthy winner. It’s the best we’ve tasted in years.