Sunday, 13 April 2014

THE ICE CREAM AND CAKE VAN IS GOING TO THE TASTE OF LONDON



Now on the Taste's website:
http://london.tastefestivals.com/whats-on/exhibitors/nina-food/

SUMMER IS COMIN'!!


Less than two months till the publication of NINA St Tropez. BOOM!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a3N-KCoM4g
Click here to pre-order your very own quaarpy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nina-St-Tropez-Recipes-France/dp/0297870688

NEXT NINA-RESTAURANT 1ST MAY AT BOOK AND KITCHEN IN NOTTING HILL


Follow this link to book tickets with Grub Club: http://grubclub.com/ninas-restaurant-nina-restaurant/1230 

LUNCH AT L'ANIMA


I went for a very cheeky lunch back at my old work. It's still as good as ever! This was a crab linguine and a peach prosecco.


 Chef, Lello knocked us up a special little starter with mango, prawns and bottarga.



These were the most incredible tortelli with stracciatella, hazelnuts, aged balsamic vinegar and truffles. INSANE!


Dessert: special chocolate dome with hazelnut and chocolate parfait and salted caramel and a ton of gelato!



Tuesday, 8 April 2014

THE SECRET YOGA CLUB AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY = A LOT OF PLATES


This was the biggest Secret Yoga Club to date. I catered for 100 people after they had enjoyed a relaxing yoga class in the Royal Academy's popular exhibition, Sensing Spaces.


Menu

Starter

Butter lettuce with lemon mustard dressing and toasted hazelnut shavings

Mains

Chickpea, cannellini bean and thyme ragu with polenta

Dessert

Vanilla and Grand Marnier roasted rhubarb, granola crumble and coconut cream



Freshly picked primroses for mains garnish.









Tony Parker preppin'the polenta.


It was a family affaire with La Maman on table duty.





Backstage coconut cream moustaches.



http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/
https://twitter.com/royalacademy
https://twitter.com/SecretYogaClub
http://www.secretyogaclub.co.uk/

SUSHI SAMBA AND DUCK AND WAFFLE AT THE HERON TOWER

  


This was one of their signature dishes; sushi rolls with a range of fish including scallops, tuna, salmon and one meat of wagu beef. There is some mysterious finger poking action going on in this.


Honey roast ribs.  


Duck and Waffle sent us their signature dessert of french toast soaked in a maple syrup and cinnamon sauce with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. 


Oh and we met the executive chef, Claudio Cardoso.



https://twitter.com/SUSHISAMBA
https://twitter.com/DuckandWaffle
http://sambabrandsmanagement.com/
http://duckandwaffle.com/

BLACK MAGIC CAKE ON STELLA INSTA


It came. It delivered. It was devoured..!


Not one but two cakes! They also got my chocolate chestnut torte (wheat-free).


http://instagram.com/p/mVMzH8m4qB/
http://www.stellamag.net/
http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/

Monday, 7 April 2014

FABIO'S ITALIAN FOOD TOUR



My friend Grace who I call Fabio just came back from Italy and man did she eat her way through it!!! She was in Venice and then went off skiing and this food-porn looked so good that I had to put it up. Basically Fabs just ate a hell of a lot of ice cream and pasta.







 This one below confirms why we are friends. She likes the grande one too!


The hotel in the mountains was called Cristallo: http://www.cristallo.it/en


This ice cream was from Harry's bar and apparently they made the ice cream in front of you so it was super soft and fresh. http://www.cipriani.com/en/services/restaurants/harrys-bar 

Me and Grom go way back. About two years ago I went to see the farms where they grow some of the fruit for their incredible sorbet. This is truly one of the best gelato chains and concentrates on quality ingredients making delicious gelato free of any preservatives or stabilisers. They have outlets all over Italy and some in Paris and Tokyo. Come winter they still have a queue outside, so you do the math! http://www.grom.it/eng/

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

BELLA & BEAU CHILDREN'S HAIR SALON, LEDBURY ROAD, NOTTING HILL


Two weeks ago the Ice Cream and Cake van went to cater for the launch party for Bella & Beau children's hair salon on the Ledbury Road in Notting Hill. http://www.bellaandbeau.com/  Guests were treated to manicures from http://perfect10mobilebeauty.co.uk/index.php and face painting. We made ice cream, cupcakes and beef burgers including homemade bbq sauce and ketchup. Such a beautiful day and the cutest shop.