The year past and then there is the year ahead….

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Well it has been a busy year during 2011 here at Hari Covert’s and we have now finished the year with an Xmas flourish… we served some 50 plus people with a festive menu both here at our secret venue as well as also at an out of the house location in deepest Kent!

It has been quite a challenge to serve up the festive menu that ranged from our Christmas dinner terrine to smoked salmon rillettes and then a smoked salmon & horseradish flan. We also served many legs of duck confit to our guests either with a Mixed Bean & Chorizo stew or  some tasty Puy lentils… We were delighted to see many returning customers and also welcome so many new faces with our meals.

2011 was a journey of discovery for us as we provided meals of many styles and in some very unusual locations… we hope all those that attended our events enjoyed them and we certainly do thank all for their support and encouragement.

Our reputation we hope continues to grow and we have worked hard to maintain what we hope is good food cooked well and served to you in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. I sit here at this moment thinking about what have been highlights for me and have to say there have been so many.

We have tried to ensure we have cooked with not only some great local sourced produce but also tried to proved some more unusual experiences to our followers. Who would have guessed a right royal feast back in late April 2011 would be so popular or then the fundraising we have done for the Hospice in the Weald with our Prize draw for the Bjorn Again package and then the special Afternoon tea we did for them at the Stuff and Good Sense shop in Tunbridge Wells would help such a worthwhile cause.

Dinners we hosted here at our secret location ranged from a “Game night” to Fish suppers and a summer BBQ with produce we bought back from a trip to Germany. An extra special Chinese themed night with guest chef Mr Kam Po But was something we will long remember and hopefully repeat again.

All were well attended and provided much to challenge us. Our most ambitious though has to be the dinners we did in the Cheese cellars of Winterdale Shaw… it was a challenge that we rose to and we hope we pulled off.

We have had some great publicity during 2011 as well – we were asked to speak at the first Pantiles Food Festival held in Royal Tunbridge Wells and then a great write-up in the much read Saga Magazine in September meant we attracted a whole new group of interest.

Now as we start to plan for our next dinners in 2012 our first one will be a totally vegetarian Feast – we will be linking with Penshurst based brewer Yudhistra Moodley who will be supplying the beers we will be matching to the food and serving it all at the Olive Stores in Brenchley. We still have some spaces left so check out the menu here. You an also enter our special competition here to name one of the beers we will be serving and also a plate of the butternut squash risotto we will be serving it with!

We will be finalising some of the other plans for later this year soon so keep an eye out for more details… we will be taking our Hari Covert concept to new heights and also we hope helping our local communities in a new and novel way. There will be something for everyone so please do watch this space and thanks for all your support so far!

Hari Covert

From a wet and chilly Kent!

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