Papadeli catering & hampers

Papadeli catering & hampers
Papadeli - delicious food in Bristol

Thursday, 28 January 2010

SW France supper club 5th March booking now

Alexis has excelled herself this time with this delicious menu using some of the best ingredients from South Western France. You got to try it!!

Canapes with Lillet blanc aperitif

White onion and gruyere tartlet
Devilled chestnuts in bacon
Poached trout, horseradisn & walnut cream on crostini


Salmon terrine, dill, capers, with a shallot, fennel & cucumber salad

Cassoulet de Toulouse a la Menagere (lamb shoulder ,haricot beans) with duck confit, Toulouse port sausages and salade de pissenlit.

Tarte tatin with bay leaf creme anglaise

South Western French cheeses with walnut bread & grapes

Vegetarian options available.
We can cater for food intolerances - please ask.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Chococo chocolates arrive in time for valentine's day!

I first tasted Chococo chocolates at a networking event held by GWE Business West. Chococo founder, Clare, came to speak to us about her company and chocolate. It was a popular evening as we got to taste different kinds of chocolates (always a way to get my attention) and each and everyone of us went away with a bag of fresh cream truffles. As I munched away on them when I got home that evening (I let my husband sample a couple), we decided it was definitely some of the best chocolate we'd ever tasted.
We immediately made enquiries into stocking Chococo, but at that time, their range was mainly fresh cream based and so need to be stored in fridges - which we unfortunately couldn't do.
Then, some weeks ago, Judi, a friend who comes from Dorset, brought me a box of Chococo chocolates. I was reminded of their gorgeous quality and taste so looked again into stocking them - and found that they now have a larger range of ambient chocolates. We put an order in immediately! We have chocolate hears with golden cherubs on them, stunning boxes of chocolates, chocolate dipped fruit, and will soon have their exquisite range of Easter eggs which will delight discerning children and adults alike.

Italian Supper 29th Jan

This month's supper is going to really warm you up after all the grey days and snow - the main course is a bollito misto which is a fabulous Italian broth of sausage, chicken, beef and a host of delicious vegetables served with cavolo nero, pickled gherkins, capers, salsa verde and my very own favourite, mostarda fruits.
These evenings are always such fun - everyone congregates downstairs in the beautiful deli surrounded by tastily packaged fine foods. There will be a glass of prosecco and canapes to get the evening going - cozze gratinate (grilled mussels with garlic and parsley), mini pizzas and chicken liver parfait on tiny toasts. This is where everyone seems to get to know each other before climbing the stairs to the cafe and sitting down ready for the feast.

To start there's crushed cannellini bean, roasted garlic & rosemary on grilled bread with glazed candy beetroot, rocket & pecorino sardo. followed by Bollito misto which is sure to satifsy.

Hopefully you'll have a little space left for some tiramisu - luscious layers of mascarpone and marsala soaked savoiardi biscuits with a raspberry puree to give it a little zing.

Just to finish you off there's gorgonzola dolce with grilled pears and thyme infused honey and walnuts.

I can't find the words to properly illustrate how truly lovely these evenings are - they really must be experienced. Those that come once seem to return again and again and bring new friends each time.