Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Claire Hutchings at the Kitchen Garden Cafe


On Monday night we had a real treat - we wen to the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath to sample the cooking of Masterchef runner up Claire Hutchings. It was great to see ( and taste) local talent on her own patch! We had a leek & potato volute with caviar, cucumber cubes and leek match sticks, followed by smoked mackerel with soy jelly, sesame brittle, celeriac and avocado, then braised ox cheek with truffle mash, chestnut mushrooms, roasted onions, bacon and celeriac. Dessert was lime cheesecake with a basil syrup and dark chocolate sorbet, and there were even mini cupcakes and coconut truffles (like mini bounties) with tea and coffee! What a great evening - even if it was a tad chilly on the way home!!

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