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An ideal Xmas gift ?

Well with Christmas fast approaching we can announce some exciting plans for 2017 and this might well make an interesting Christmas gift for someone that appreciates their food…

We will be announcing our full line up of dinner dates for 2017 in a few days but a note for your diary will be our planned event for March 2017 that will be a much bigger dinner in a new location for us.

We will be taking secret dining to the town of Crowborough just south of Tunbridge Wells where for one night only on March 25th  we will be serving a four course dinner to guests in the Gallery Community Cafe a space within the Crowborough Community Centre that we will be renting for the evening.

The poster below explains a little more and our booking site for this event will open on Monday December 12th at 09:00am.

Reservation Tickets will only be on sale until Tuesday 28th February 2017 so make sure you reserve your places early to ensure you get in.

To book your places please go to our dedicated booking site for this event here

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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

Ides of March, well nearly…

With Spring nearly upon us and also Easter just around the corner we thought we would celebrate the Roman calendar date of the “Ides of March”.

The 15th of March reputed to be the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44BC  is a couple of days before our next supper club event on March 18th & 19th. So we thought we would have a little bit of a Roman feel to the menu.

I make no apologies for borrowing as a starter a dish that I sampled at Sprig of London’s pop up in January – Cauliflower Romesco .  A roasted cauliflower that is then served with a   roasted and dried red

Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce

pepper sauce with the addition of almonds and olive oil that is renowned in the Mediterranean region of Catalunya  that is often served in spring time with those new season onions called “Calcots”.

Next we aim to serve a baked fillet of Sea Bass served on a bed of  crushed new potatoes and a classic beurre blanc (butter sauce) with lemon and capers. All served with a garnish of Purple Sprouting Broccoli.

Our Cheese course will reflect our market purchases and will be served with our now infamous porridge oat biscuits.

To complete the meal we are serving thinly sliced pineapple with pink grapefruit segments and a light local honey dressing and the addition of a Taywells Yuzu sorbet. A good citric finish to a spring meal that we hope will excite the tastebuds.

With Mediterranean nods what better way to celebrate the Ides of March… well nearly.

Dates: 18th & 19th March 2016

Arrival: 7:30pm Welcome drink & Nibbles

Dinner: 8:00pm

Suggested Donation: £35.00 per person (service not included)

Menu

Cauliflower Romesco

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Baked Sea Bass Fillet, Lemon and Caper Beurre Blanc Sauce Crushed New Potatoes, Purple Sprouting Broccoli

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Hari’s Selection  of Cheeses with Porridge Oat Biscuits

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Pineapple & Grapefruit with a honey dressing Taywell Yuzu Sorbet

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Coffee or Tea & Petit Fours

Menu subject to ingredient availability and market purchases

Sans, Sin, Ohne and Without…

For our November dinners we are trying something a little different. To whet the appetites for those who prefer not to eat meat… we are offering a rather special menu that will not only be meat free but also we are hopeful where possible it will be gluten free as well and in some areas it will also be sugar free! We are calling these dinners Sans, Sin, Ohne & Without…

Sprig of London
Sprig of London

We are also being joined with a new London based Vegetarian Supperclub   “Sprig of London” in that between us we have devised a menu to showcase our different styles and the challenges the brief has dictated to us!

Sprig of London – is the brainchild of chef Peter Pickering.  He began his career at the then Michelin starred Marco Pierre White owned restaurant L’Escargot, where he learnt his culinary foundations. He then followed his executive chef Jeff Galvin when he opened his restaurant Galvin Bistro de Luxe.

Sprig2Peter has since worked at other prestigious restaurants including the 5 starred Milestone Hotel in Kensington and he was part of the opening team at “Dinner by Heston Blumenthal” which won many accolades including 2 Michelin stars.

He went on to work at the London Olympics cooking for the directors of the Olympic Broadcasting Services. More recently he was involved with the opening of the grand Café Royal Hotel on Regent Street and the exclusive Chiltern Firehouse with the creative Nuno Mendes.

Hari Covert is a chef of mystery but with over 40 years of varied hospitality experience. His input will showcase some of his favourite local produce with his unique style. He will also showcase the exciting new products of local Taywell Ice Creams and their “Sweet Rebellion” sugar free and Lactose free ice creams.Beans

We are also hoping these dinners will be a popular choice for those meat lovers out there as we will be doing the dinners over a whole week from Monday 16th November to Saturday 22nd November inclusive.

We will be looking for a minimum of 8 persons each night so if you would like to make it a weeknight party for a group of you then you will be most welcome.

On the Tuesday 17th November the “Covert Cook School Lessons” will be a joint demo of the dishes cooked by Sprig  of London & Hari!

The menu will be a 6 course affair and will also include some pre -dinner nibbles and petit fours with coffee or tea at the end!

Sweet Rebellion

Welcome Drink & Nibbles:  7:30pm

Start: Prompt 8:00pm

Suggested Donation: Monday to Thursday £35.00 per person Friday & Saturday £40.00 per person (Service not included)

The proposed menu will be as follows

Welcome drink with assorted Vegetarian Nibbles

– Sprig of London & Hari Covert

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Wild mushroom brik, lemon and rosemary

– Sprig of London

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Dried Green Beans & Fresh Haricot Vert,

Cobnut Oil, Toasted Cobnuts,

Goats Cheese & Wild Garlic Mousse

– Hari Covert

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Turnip, radish and orange

– Sprig of London

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Apple & Marshmallow Kebab with

“Taywells” Sweet Rebellion Ice Cream

– Hari Covert

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Porridge, white chocolate and almond milk

– Sprig of London

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Winterdale Shaw, Oat Biscuits & Apple Leather

– Hari Covert

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Coffee, Tea & Petit Fours

– Sprig of London & Hari Covert

 Menu subject to market purchases and ingredient availability

70 days till Christmas…don’t panic

Well with just 70 days till that big day we thought we would remind you all of some novel ideas you could perhaps get a loved one as a present… these are very much a personal list of our favourites!!!

  1. A bottle of Cobnut Oil – Kent produces the only UK produced oil and you can buy direct from them… Try the roasted nut version we have heard it is rather special!
  2. A good sized chunk of Winterdale Shaw and maybe a sliver of Stichleton!!! Two of our favourite cheeses – you could  buy direct from Winterdale Shaw… their shop opens every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm
  3. A Tub of Taywell’s Ice Cream – our personal favourite over the last year has to be the Blood Orange and Campari Sorbet…it would make a delightful lighter finish to the Christmas Day lunch!
  4. A 12 bottle Selection of Moodley’s Beers – for the true beer enthusiast this would be a great present to savour through out the next year – that is if they can manage to stick to one bottle a month!!!
  5.  A visit to a local attraction or customised treasure hunt with your own Blue Badge Tour Guide… different we know and very adaptable and could be something for the whole family!
  6. A days fly fishing with that jolly nice chap James Marcheselli of Live and Let Fly… what he does with his rods is the stuff of legend… we will say no more!!!
  7. How about a celebratory hamper for a gastronaut? Sarah Crysell of Olive Stores in Brenchley (venue for our November Hari nights) has a positive Aladdin’s cave of goodies to choose from! Pay them a visit and you could have a cuppa or coffee whilst you are there!
  8. How about some Happy Pig… a nice big joint of pork would be welcome in any carnivores home and I think you cannot go far wrong with a choice cut from Roundwood Orchard… their 400 or so happy pigs roam around the orchards gorging themselves…. great place to visit with the kids as well as they will encourage you to wander round and see the pigs!  They will also butcher whatever cut you want…
  9. Want a retro gift of loveliness? Well if you should wander down to the Pantiles in central Tunbridge Wells there is an emporium that can deliver your hearts desires… Stuff & Good Sense located just behind the Tourist Office will look after your every whim… it has uber cool designs and at prices to suit all pockets!!!
  10. Finally how about a voucher to dine at Hari Covert… We can do them for any amount and they help the recipient secure a reservation. We can even personalise them! Check it out here
We will soon be revealing our plans for 2012 so something else to look forward to! I do hope we have not scared you too much by revealing it is now just 70 days to Christmas… never mind some of these ideas you could leave till Christmas Eve –  go on we dare you!!