Signed and sealed. Madeleine’s Kitchen are the new tenants of No. 18a Lavant Street and will be moving from our lovely little shop in the next 3 or 4 weeks. I will be a little sad to say goodbye to No. 14 – it has served us very well. However, after 4 years I am pleased to say that we now have so many wonderful customers we just can’t fit them all in! It has been a very energetic weekend ripping out the current interior of our new premises under the supervision of an unbelievably generous friend who is donating his time and expertise to renovating the next Madeleine’s Deli. Years of wall coverings have been removed to reveal interesting brickwork and a new ceiling!
Managed to fit in a visit to a sister in Salisbury and had a most delightful Friday evening being pampered with a comforting fish pie followed by a splendid Tarte Tatin – one of my favourite puddings. The following morning we wandered into the City to visit the beautiful market square which was bustling and busy with a multitude of food stalls. I picked up some goose rillettes and cornichons and my sister some excellent steamed dim sum and chicken satay. Who would have thought even 10 years ago that we would be able find food like this in a Wiltshire market. It’s all quite normal now. Singapore Curry Puffs and Sicilian Genovese Tarts are a couple of our latest efforts at Madeleine’s Bakehouse to supply our favourite international food offerings and these have proved very popular and quite delicious!