It is a working group who's needs are nourishment and relaxation.
It's proving to be a really nice opportunity to create some little menus (three courses) and to have a play with combinations.
Last night we served the following,
Cured salmon, lightly pickled beetroots, a herbed puy lentil salad, Zany Zeus creme fraiche, a little olive oil and a sprinkling of fennel pollen.
A little cream, some gorgonzola and some grated pecorino and into the oven to be served with some lightly toasted walnuts.
Warmed gingerbread, seville orange marmalade ice cream and some warm chocolate sauce.
Georgia is one of those staff members who over the past few months has been producing these beautiful hand crafted and bound notebooks.
I have become a frequent user of my smaller notebook and have delighted friends and family with presents of the larger books.
They are for sale at the cafe.
With this in mind we talked to Veronica Alkema from Vero Design about our ideas to introduce a courtyard garden.
We were keen on a modular approach allowing for some movement of the planters and also allowing us to replace harvested or tired plants with new, lush seasonal plantings. To this end she came up with the concept of three large plastic planters in each unit that can be removed and replaced with another tub .
Look out for them and future produce on the menu.