“There is no love sincerer than the love of food” George Bernard Shaw
Family and friends do come first but for me food really does come a close second. Here at the Kitchen we are combining love and food this weekend with our Valentine’s Hamper filled with a decadent, little over indulgent meal for two. Something to enjoy at home away from the public gaze of all the other Valentine’s Day diners! On the subject of romance, husband and I have a significant anniversary coming up in May and are contemplating where to celebrate. I think Rome will be the place for us with the perfect combination of beautiful surroundings and great food in a city I haven’t been lucky enough to visit yet. Can’t wait!
Spent a few days in the South of France last week with my mother and sister near Nice visiting old haunts and reminding myself how well the French do patisserie – tiny, light coffee eclairs and one of my favourites, Tarte Tropezienne, a delicate brioche filled with crème patissiere – a speciality native to St Tropez. They travelled back with me and we had a wonderful evening with a houseful of all the children and various aunts and uncles for an impromptu family gathering.
Our Valentine’s Hamper Menu @ £40.00 for Two
Smoked Mackerel Pate with Sweet Pickled Cucumbers & freshly baked Sourdough Loaf
Coq au Vin with Mashed Root Vegetables
Salted Caramel Brownie with fresh Raspberries & Cream