Thursday, 19 June 2014

GREAT LITTLE MENTION IN THE EVENING STANDARD FOR THE TASTE OF LONDON


Here's the article talking about the crazy quantities of food that people are making for The Taste of London: http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/taste-by-numbers-what-it-takes-to-prepare-for-londons-biggest-food-and-drink-festival-taste-of-london-9544200.html

WATCH OUT FOR THE NEXT NINA-RESTAURANT ON THURSDAY 17TH JULY


Please have a look at the menu inspired by my new book NINA - St Tropez, tickets are here on the one and only Grub Club http://grubclub.com/ninas-restaurant-nina-restaurant/1286. The popup will be at the beautiful Book and Kitchen in Notting Hill on 31 All Saints Road and I will be playing music to take you to the south of France. Ahhh mais oui!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

CARROT CAKE WEDDING TOWER


A 12-layer carrot and walnut cake with orange blossom cream cheese icing decorated with flowers from the bouquet.







JUST KICKING BACK AT MY LOCAL 55



I discovered that even in St Tropez some of the restaurants are being a little more health conscious. From spelt pasta with tomato to lentils with brown rice at the famous club 55









PHOTOS FROM THE NINA-RESTAURANT AT THE BOOK AND KITCHEN IN NOTTING HILL


Here are a few photos from the two St Tropez popup's that I did this May at 31 All Saint's Road which is this amazing shop called the Book and Kitchen. Tickets for the next one can be bought here http://grubclub.com/ninas-restaurant-nina-restaurant/1286 on the 17th July. Below are also a few songs from my playlist on the night.



Picked from a farm to ...


...the plate!
 

Helen preparing some raspberry prosecco cocktails.




Rhubarb prosecco welcome drinks.


Roxanne checking out the new book.




5 hour slow roast lamb shoulder and salsa verde from Provenance Village Butcher with wild rocket, peas and asparagus salad.



Bouillabaisse with prawns, langoustine, squid, tiger prawns, mussels and clams.



 

Scarlett and I preparing the Grand Marnier Cheesecake with pistachio dust and raspberry coulis.



Del-Rey Banana Split: Madagascan vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, dulce de leche and caramelised macadamia nuts.




Many recipes can be found in my debut cookbook, NINA-St Tropez coming out on the 5th June. For pre-orders check out Amazon


Three songs from the evening to take you to St Tropez:










Wednesday, 7 May 2014

AS MENTIONED IN THE LAST WEEK'S EVENING STANDARD


I'm cooking again at the Book and Kitchen for another popup night. Click here http://grubclub.com/ninas-restaurant-nina-restaurant/1302 to have a look at the menu and book through Grub Club. I'm thrilled that my St Tropez night was even recommended in last week's Evening Standard, read here for the article http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/how-to-get-a-taste-of-the-seaside-without-leaving-london-9315960.html  

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.



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