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Slope Off Friday…at Hari’s

Jules Serkin

We are excited to be hosting a special networking luncheon for Kent Businesses – this is the brainchild of Jules Serkin and Andrew Knott who arrange a monthly “Slope Off Friday” at a new venue each month.

Hari’s “Pop Up” is the November venue on Friday November 4th from 2pm (prompt) onward.  We have put together a simple three course lunch menu that will be served to just 14 guests who wish to do a bit of networking in a relaxed and fun way and kick their weekend off with a bang!

Beer Bread

The menu we have devised is as follows and it is competitively priced at £16.50 per person – Water will be provided but you will need to bring your own alcoholic drinks. (Glasses Provided)

Booking can only be made through our dedicated booking page with its “Covert Link”  and if you wish to attend this lunch you will need to request the link via the form below.

Homemade Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup served with Hari’s Own Beer Bread

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Mushrooms on Toast

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Slow Cooked Pork Goulash served with Rice & Vegetables

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Oven Baked Sea Bass Fillet served with crushed New Potatoes & Vegetables with a herb beurre blanc

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Homemade Apple Crumble with Taywell Ice Cream

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Winterdale Shaw Cheddar with Homemade Porridge Oat Crackers & Banana Jam

Coffee or Tea Included

Space is limited so please make sure you book early.

Menu Subject to market purchases and ingredient availability.

Please complete the following details and we will then send you a link to book your place.

N.B. DO NOT REQUEST THE LINK IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BOOK AS SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED

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A day of two halves…

Well just over a week ago it was a cool spring day as I set off at a rather early hour of the morning for a breakfast networking event.

I am not a big fan of formal networking events as I feel they are all rather shallow and superficial and not really my scene. This one known as Breakfast Friends takes place once a month at a changing Kent venue for a breakfast along with a guest speaker.

One of the reasons I attended this meeting was because I had helped to introduce their guest speaker namely a professional food forager and local food celeb by the name of Fergus Drennan. I had suggested Fergus as he is in the middle of a fundraising campaign at the moment to help fund his desire to experiment for a whole year to support himself purely on foraged foods.

It seemed like an ideal opportunity to speak to a room full people that just might like the idea of supporting him with some sponsorship and to spread his message. It was also a bit of a new experience for him however his nerves really did not show as he in a very relaxed and informal way entertained the 50 plus attendees at the 7Hotel Diner at Halstead nr Sevenoaks.

There was a hushed silence as the room listened intently to his philosophy and take on foraged foods. It caused much mirth when he described “Road Kill” as “accidental meat” and he kept the gathering both entertained and enthralled and possibly could have gone on for longer than his allotted time of 10-15 minutes as he explained his plan to conduct this year long experiment.

Questions fired from the floor were answered with an assured manner and overall there seemed to be a real thirst for more knowledge from the gathering. He was slightly mobbed after the meeting broke up and one attendee went into a quiet huddle with him to discuss their favoured spots for morel mushroom gathering and others posed with him for their photos. It was an interesting format for a networking event and highly enjoyable.

It has whet my appetite for more and I am now in discussions with Fergus to perhaps have a fundraising dinner with some foraged foods (No Accidental Meat I promise) to highlight his project further.

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I then dashed back to Hari HQ to then spend the next couple of hours baking some of our Moodley’s Beer Bread to take up to Winterdale Shaw as they had their official launch for the dairy to now be totally “Carbon Neutral”!

Their award winning cheddar cheese is now totally “Green” Robin & Carla have been hard at work putting in systems to ensure the morning milk from their herd of Friesian cows is processed into their cheddar cheese using energy supplied by their recently installed solar powered heat pumps and then the cheese can now be delivered by their totally electric car also charged by self same power source making them totally carbon neutral a first for “Cheddar Cheese” producer!

They had also been visited by the local press featuring their achievements just the day before appearing on the local BBC news. Their “Electric Car” had also undergone a makeover with a bold shrink wrap advert for their dairy plus an endorsement from Electric Car enthusiast Robert Llewellyn, of “Red Dwarf” and and also “Scrapheap Challenge” fame was on hand as well.

As the invited guests were given a tour of the dairy and explanations of how the cheese is now made and a more formal ribbon cutting ceremony they then departed off to London in the electric car to deliver a cheese to Fortnum and Masons and then another to the Goring Hotel as they have just started to include it on their cheeseboard!

This had been a day of two halves but one that was certainly so memorable on many levels…