Papadeli catering & hampers

Papadeli catering & hampers
Papadeli - delicious food in Bristol

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Oh look at these gorgeous cakes!!

We like to make beautiful, tasty things at Papadeli and these fabulous fairy cakes by Katie are a great example.  As she is an artist, she always makes things look just divine (and as a chef, everything she makes tastes just divine, too)
We make lots of wedding and birthday cakes - just email us for information!

"The Epitome of Consistency" Papadeli gets great review!

Restaurant critic and food journalist, Mark Taylor visited the cafe recently and was really enthusiastic about papadeli
"I haven’t had a sub-standard meal there in that time and this sort of consistency is a rare thing indeed."  He complimented us on our lovely menu, including the mouthwatering dishes we have at breakfast/brunch including pancakes with maple syrup and bacon, Spanish brekkie (poached eggs, mushrooms, baked chorizo, tomatoes on toast etc.
He goes on....

"I could have put a pin in the menu and come up trumps but I plumped for a starter of English asparagus with Serrano ham, rocket, watercress, balsamic and olive oil dressing (£6).
And what a fantastic dish it was. The asparagus had been cooked gently to retain a crunch and were mixed with the peppery rocket and watercress, generous slices of salty, chewy Serrano ham, pieces of creamy Cerney Pyramid goat’s cheese from the Cotswolds and a faultless dressing which was a sweet as it was fruity."

"This was followed by a salad of seared teriyaki beef (£9) – a beautifully presented plate of shredded white cabbage, crunchy lettuce, spring onions, red chillies, ribbons of carrot, toasted peanuts, coriander and a gingery, garlicky dressing, all topped with half a dozen slices of tender, rosy red beef with a Japanese twist.
From a dessert list that included baked vanilla cheesecake with a thin layer of vodka-soaked raisins (£3.95) and pear and dark chocolate croissant cake (£3.95), I backtracked and ordered a dish from the brunch menu.  Deceptively simple, a plate of cool and milky ricotta cheese was topped with quartered, fleshy strawberries with an indecent amount of flavour, a few chewy caramelised almonds, mint leaves and a dribble of sticky aged balsamic vinegar.
What a fantastic celebration of summer and worth every penny of its £6.95 price tag.
This was a meal of assured cooking from a kitchen completely in tune with the seasons and well-schooled in impeccable sourcing of ingredients, both locally and from Italy and Spain.
And with most of the ingredients available in the delicatessen below, Papadeli is a one-stop shop for food lovers. If I were you, I’d make a day of it. Go for breakfast, have a morning coffee reading the papers, order lunch and then go shopping downstairs.
If you love your food, I can think of no better way to spend a day off."

We are extremely proud and pleased to have such a wonderful review and recognise what an important part our staff have in all this - we are so lucky to have such a great team and thank them all!!