Papadeli catering & hampers

Papadeli catering & hampers
Papadeli - delicious food in Bristol

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

papadeli in the VENUE review

We were so excited to see Tony Benjamin's review of Papadeli's South West France night in this week's Venue.  We had no idea a Venue critic would be at the evening, and it turns out that he has come with his friend not as a critic but as a customer, but had such a lovely time he felt he should write about it!
Alexis John's menu for the evening was truly divine - including "cassoulet as good as it gets, haricot beans bursting with meaty juice of duck haunches, pork sausages and lam shoulder that fell apart at the touch of a fork".
He goes on to describing the cheese course which was "spectacular" and Ossau Iraty cheese "a fine discovery that I'll seek out forever" and then there were "individual tarts tatin, gloriously caramelised and gently sweetened fruit in a soft pastry case".
In all, Tony and his friend had a great time describing it as a "feast of rich flavour from start to finish".
Thank you Tony - we hope you can come again soon!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Celebrate Spring supper club 30th April

Come and join us to celebrate Spring! Friday, April 30th 7.30pm

Enjoy a rhubarb cocktail downstairs in the deli and nibble delectable canapés:
Crispy pancetta, broad beans & mint on crostini
Nettle soup with nutmeg crème fraiche
Cornish crab cake with lemon aioli

And then let the feast begin!
Spring lamb breast with rosemary, anchovy & garlic
Spatchcock with morels & leeks
Prawn & wil garlic risotto
Mackerel escabeche
Asparagus with romesco
Salad of spring lettuce, radish & peas
Jersey royals with sorrel
Rhubarb & orange fool with rosemary cantucci
New season goat’s cheese with honey & crackers

To book phone 0117908 6098 or email

Monday, 22 March 2010

Wine tasting this year @ papadeli

Wine Tasting @ Papadeli
The wine tastings with Raj Soni last year were superb. Raj is former chairman of the West of England Wine and Spirits Association and is a font of fascinating knowledge about wine. His style is easy and humorous and suitable for all – from novice to connoisseur. The wine is accompanied by delicious papadeli food and the atmosphere is always jovial.

Here are the dates for this year.
Start time 7.30pm.

21st April Burgundy, including Cotes Challonaise, Maconnais and Beaujolais. £35
18th May Spanish wines. £30
22nd June Loire and Alsace £25
21st September Italy with focus on Tuscany £25
26th October Bordeaux £35
23rd November Champagne, sparkling wine
with delectable festive food

To book, please email or ring us on 0117 973 6569.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Something different for Easter

So what's good for Easter this year?  In addition to lovely, beautiful Easter eggs, it's worth remembering little delights such as the Italian Colomba.  Shaped like a dove (Colomba means dove in Italian) this cake is similar in consistency to a panettone - fluffy and light and slow baked, full of vanilla scent - but is different to the panettone in that they add zesty candied orange peel to the mix so that the taste of Spring is so fresh and citrussy you can't help but get excited.
 Apparently it dates back to the sixth century (but then it wasn't quite as delicious and was all heavy and doughy) so we're glad we're eating it now, not then.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lovely "Russian" Easter eggs are here!

Easter is always a great time at Papadeli - the shop is filled with the most colourful and gorgeous eggs from all over - this year we have Chococo's hand made little stunners with big chocolate buttons stuck all over them and the new dino egg with is covered in chocolate chunky bones.  The fabulously flamboyant Italian eggs are back and bigger than ever. Take a look at these beautiful Russian eggs- painted tin egg shells filled with little choccy eggs. Roll on Easter - or maybe we could taste a few now?

Monday, 1 March 2010

Celebrate Spring with these sparkling muffins

How gorgeous and delicious - sparkling muffins sitting on the counter at papadeli just waiting to be devoured.  And wouldn't these beautiful treats be perfect for any birthday or wedding? Katie, who makes all the cakes, is also and artist, and doesn't that show in her amazing creations. Oh, cupcakes are so yesterday - sparkling muffins are the way forward, don't you think?