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Le bistrot clandestin, a little soiree

Le Bistrot Clandestin, a little soiree...

Over a year ago, Le Bistrot Clandestin was launched, what started as a seed of an idea has now become a very popular affair. Most events have been about the food of Reunion Island but back in December, as we were getting close to the start of the festive season, I decided to give it a twist by having a true French soirée instead.

Here is a little account of what happened that night.

Le Bistrot is not your standard pop-up or supper club, it’s a culinary experience that takes place in my house, in the village of Cottenham to be precise.

It’s a very cosy and welcoming affair for any adventurous foodie out there. The table was set in true French style, with my mum’s beautiful napkins and some holly and rose buds as decorations.

On arrival, guests were welcomed to a complementary glass of “mousseux” (bubbly), served with two beautiful canapes. This time, it was a little croustade with avocado, roquefort and roasted tomatoe and a bruschetta of tapenade and roasted peppers.

As a starter, I prepared one of my favourite, a terrine de gibiers (game terrine) served with my home made cranberry chutney and a chunky piece of sourdough.

The pièce de résistance was a Boeuf Bourguigon served with pommes de terre dauphinoises and a watercress salad.

 

 

Dessert was a comforting and delicious tarte tatin served with a vanilla and litchi rum chantilly.

To finish off, guests were served a café gourmand (coffee or tea with a little sweet treat) with home made chocolates, one filled with my mint from the garden and another with a passion fruit ganache.

It was such a delicious way to kick off the festive season.

I will soon be annoucing another Bistrot, if you are interested to attend, send me an email contact@gourmandises.co.uk and I will add you to my email list.

These events are an excellent way to celebrate local producers. Here is a list of the ones I used in December.

Longhorn farmshop

Not just baguettes

Leech and Sons at Burwash Larder

Les Ward

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Cookery demonstrations at Burwash Manor

Cookery demonstrations at Burwash Manor

As part of Eat Cambridge food and drink festival,  Burwash Manor and the Larder are organising their annual “Spring Feast”. This fringe event is taking place this Sunday 19th May, from 10 am until 4 pm.

 

As part of the event, I will be running a number of cooking demonstrations, celebrating the wonderful spring produce of Burwash.

I love this time of year when vegetables and fruits start to make their appearance. I have been busy in my own garden, and I’m already harvesting the goodness of spring. So, this Sunday, I intend to showcase a few ingredients, that for me mean spring. So, there will be asparagus, radishes, new potatoes, spring onions, strawberries…I am going to show you some very simple recipes that you can do at home. And you know me, I will surprise you with some recipes you may not have thought of or even tried.

Entry to the event is free, so come along, there will also be plenty to sample.

Burwash has also invited a certain number of traders, amongst them:

  • Chihuahuas mexican street food
  • Cambridge cider and Cambridge Craft beer pop-up bars
  • Coffee in the coolest land Rover ever The Rural Coffee project
  • Dove Cote Bakery Sunday Bun day stall

I hope to see some of you this Sunday

Bon appétit!⠀

Corrine x