Two New Tasting Menus at House of Feasts

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Award-winning chef and Polish Food Ambassador Chef Damian Wawrzyniak has launched two new tasting menus at Peterborough restaurant House of Feasts. The two menus, Feast 5 Menu and Feast 7 Menu, are a showcase of contemporary dishes, with traditional Polish fare meeting local English produce, sourced from the local Cambridgeshire countryside.

The menu features amuse bouche as an appetizer and starters such as the traditional Polish Smalec served with sourdough bread and pickles, aged rib of beef tartare with cured egg yolk, preserved cucumber and smoked cheese, and potato cake served with cottage cheese, ash and chive. The main courses include salt and sugar-cured salmon served with pickled beetroot and cured seaweed, pork knuckle (a very popular dish on Polish plates) served with pear cured in saffron and honey, and hunter stew and preserved meat and Halibut wrapped in desire, with melon and cucumber.

Some of the desserts available include king cheese with raspberry leather, rose petals and beetroot with dark chocolate and matcha.

“I’m really excited about my two new tasting menus. My food philosophy has always been that eating should be founded on a love of the ingredients, paired with great drinks and even better company. I wanted to bring all of these elements together in a new, innovative way. This was the foundation for the new tasting menus, which are delicious, fresh and flavourful showcases of local produce and Polish traditions. The tasting menus are a fantastic way to try a selection of dishes in one go and I hope that diners are as excited about the various dishes as we are,” said Chef Damian Wawrzyniak.

Feast 5 Menu is priced at £45, while Feast 7 Menu is priced at £65, both being available at the House of Feasts starting with March 2018.

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Green’s Chocolate Egg Cake Kit

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One of Britain’s favourite cake mix brands, Green’s, has launched this month its new Chocolate Egg Cake Kit, priced at £1.95. This perfect Easter cake will be supported by an integrated PR and social media campaign designed to encourage consumers to purchase these easy to make mixes. In addition, Green’s will also be running a social media competition.

Bakers will have to submit their best Easter cake on Green’s Facebook page or on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #GreensEasterBakes. Three entrants will then be chosen to receive a basket of Green’s goodies, including the new Easter mix. The competition will run from 10am 19th of March until midnight on 1st of April 2018.

The Chocolate Egg Cake Kit is fun and easy to bake and it saves customers from the mess created when baking. All they have to do is add two medium size eggs to create the cake and 125g of butter and water for the frosting mix. To decorate the cake, bakers can use chocolate eggs or create their own personalised design.

“We are delighted to be launching our new Chocolate Egg Cake Kit. We have tested and tasted a variety of ingredients and believe that our customers will be able to bake the most sumptuous Easter treats in their own home with our new kit. Our versatile mixes provide the tools to bake something truly magnificent and we have created a strong marketing package to support our Easter launch and encourage consumer purchase,” said Green’s spokesperson, Rob Allardyce.

Green’s inspires bakers of all ages from all over the world to bake delicious desserts using its mixes made with natural ingredients and no artificial colouring’s. Made with care at its facility in Yorkshire, Green’s easy- to-use mixes guarantee baking perfection every time, and ensure fun for friends and family.

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Loch Fyne Oysters Celebrates Its 40th Birthday

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Loch Fyne Oysters will be celebrating its 40th birthday with a special ‘Fyne at Forty’ weekend festival on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May. Scottish band Hue and Cry will headline an exciting line-up at the event, where they will perform an acoustic set with just piano and vocals in the Loch Fyne Oysters restaurant on the 12th of May to an audience of 140 people.

During the festival weekend, visitors will be able to access areas that are normally closed to the public, such as the oyster sheds where each oyster is graded, purified and hand-checked for freshness before being despatched to one of many customers around the world. In addition, there will be a champagne tour of the historic Ardkinglas House, an oyster shucking competition and a treasure hunt amidst the fantastic Loch Fyne scenery.

Children can get their face painted before being entertained with musical activities, while adults can watch demonstrations from top chefs and enjoy wine and whisky tasting. Great food will also be available, together with great music in the entertainment beer marquee.

“We are planning a showstopper of a weekend,” said managing director Cameron Brown. “Loch Fyne is a global success story and we want the public to come and help us celebrate forty fantastic years. We are excited about giving visitors a sneak peek at what goes on behind the scenes of our oyster farm, and I’m looking forward to having a bop at the ceilidh, and hearing Hue and Cry’s iconic Scottish Hits. History lovers will have a chance to look around Ardkinglas House on our founder’s estate whilst enjoying champagne and seafood, and nature lovers will be given special insight into the natural environment and abundant wildlife around our location on the shores of Loch Fyne. There is truly something for everyone at our ‘Fyne at Forty’ weekend.”

Loch Fyne sells 2.5 million oysters a year, as well as 400 tonnes of mussels and nearly 1,000 tonnes of smoked salmon. Its seafood is exported all over the world and is on the menus of first class airline cabins, luxury hotels and Formula One racing events.

Tickets are available for purchase via the Eventbrite website.

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