Dear <<First Name>>,
Amazing THANK YOU to all our wonderful clients who braved snow and blizzards to come to the Whisky Tasting & Haggis Night, a private birthday party, Saturday baking class and the Sunday brunch all in the deep deep snow! So now this week (apparently just one week of Siberian weather before it warms up to a balmy 3C next Monday!) its all about warmth and comfort food….warming soups…comfort Shepherds Pie and a lovely spicy flavourful veggie Tikka Masala. Get the menu here!
And if you cant brave the weather our brave driver Dl Marian will deliver.
To warm the cockles of your heart too a fabulous lunch offer: Spend 50 Ron or more on lunch this week (Tues through Saturday) and receive a FREE HOT coffee, HOT tea, HOT mulled wine, HOT Mayan Chocolate or HOT “tuica fierta” which is so potent it set off the gas alarm….ooooops! red faces in front of the gas men who apparently are familiar with this problem – phew! COOK! EAT! DRINK! on Friday when we will prepare a menu featuring winter citrus to give us a much needed dose of sunshine. Cant wait! And if the kids are getting snow cabin crazy drop them off here Saturday am for their own “oranges n lemons” cooking class!
This week’s BLOBS ladies Night we welcome talented artist Ramona Pintea (see more here
) who grew up in Transylvania but was educated in London shares her story with us and bring a couple of her canvases too. I’ve created a buffet with a few HOT dishes too like porcini risotto so plenty to nibble on and plenty to drink too and I think we will need some mulled wine, hot tuica and I also thought we needed a chocolate & cardamon mousse. Yum!
Now…talking of chocolate…here is the February calendar with plenty of chances to access your inner Juliet Binoche, cook for your loved one or just let us take the strain and come and relax and enjoy a meal here which will feature quite heavily on the dark side of the chocolate spectrum. No need to feel guilty – dark chocolate is full of iron and is a powerful antioxidant too – promise!
Okey dokey folks…here are the details below with more to be listed in detail next week - as ever please do book events in advance as we are only small and we don’t want you disappointed!
BLOBS (British Ladies Of Bucharest) LADIES NIGHT Thursday 30th 7.30pm 125 Ron pp of which 25 Ron donated to Casa Ioana a shelter for homeless families that helps them get back on their feet and re-integrate into society.
A great networking and mixer evening for ladies with a connection to the UK be that by birth, marriage, living there or just by being an anglophile! The emphasis is on meeting ladies from many walks of life and exchanging ideas and experiences while enjoying a few glasses and a finger buffet of tasty nibbles. For sure every Ladies Night the noise volumes are always high! (details here)
COOK! EAT! DRINK!
– “Winter Sunshine” . Friday 31st 7pm sharp!
Cooking & Wine Pairing Workshop with Rachel Sargent Friday 31st
January 7pm. Yes you really can cook a four course meal in approximately one hour and what’s more it can be healthy too! Using lots of citrus to give you ZING! A couple of places left. 250 Ron with wine, 200 Ron no wine. (details here)
KIDS COOKING – “Oranges & Lemons”.
Feb 10am with Rachel Sargent & Maria Pastore. The kids are going to bring you home real lemon curd plus some meringues to squidge the lemon curd with. A really fun and spectacular looking “cake in an orange” plus cookie pops. All with lemons and oranges - Vitamin C was never so cool! (details here)
BRAZEN BRUNCH SUNDAY 2nd Feb 12-4 125 Ron Kids 6-14 70 Ron including Prosecco, tea, coffee, orange juice. Special: Huevos Rancheros
This week’s global breakfast dish is something I just loved eating in Mexico (and OK yes guilty pleasures…I definitely was eating this afternoon and probably did have a little Margarita too on the side to up my vitamin C levels of course) and while it won’t bring us tropical sunshine it will spice us up! There is plenty of tasty green fare too like salads, sweetcorn fritters, smoked paprika tortilla plus happy hippy home made granola, sheeps yoghurt and honey. In case that’s all too healthy we have the banana and chocolate muffins, cookies and mini chocolate beetroot brownies. (details here)
See you soon and thanks for your ideas, suggestions and support always