After an extended break I’ve finally emptied my inbox, which contained some exciting news for 2014. There will be a new street food collective launching in Birmingham, Glynn Purnell is publishing his first cookbook and there are a couple new food festivals planned for Warwickshire in the Summer. I’ll let you know more details as soon as I have them.
One event that I can tell you about now, is a new pop-up from chefs Nathan Eades and Grant Hill.
After a successful few months running their Epi pop-up restaurant in Bromsgrove, the Ludlow trained duo are making their way over to Birmingham for three dates this month.
Nathan and Grant will be serving modern British cuisine with French technique and influence. They will be using local artisan suppliers and both have a keen interest in foraging and wild foods. Nathan says: “We’re both trained in classical French cookery, that’s what we love doing and feel comfortable doing, but we’re going to use local ingredients as much as possible.”
Here is what diners can expect from some of the dishes at the Kitchen Garden Café on Monday 13, 20 and 27 January – goat with spiced quinoa and fennel, salmon with cauliflower and chicory and pork with broccoli and almonds.
This isn’t the first time that the Kitchen Garden Café has played host to successful pop-ups, as happy diners from masterchef the professionals finalist Claire Hutchings can testify. The venue is a mix of a licensed cafe, organic Fairtrade deli and garden centre, that transforms itself into an a la carte restaurant for weekend evenings. http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk