One of the most interesting meals I've had in Bury St Edmunds for a long time. A sushi supper at Kaori and Guy Dawsons house. I'd been invited as part of a family birthday party, so we filled the table for six which overlooks the kitchen and where Kaori cooked our dinner from scratch. While she cooked we watched and chatted to her husband Guy. This is Japanese food at its best, it's light and fresh, Sushi is only served at this supper club on a Wednesday or Saturday when Kaori gets her fresh fish from the market. We ate raw scallops, prawns and tuna. Kaori kept making food and we kept eating. We had Edamane, Renkon Chips, Tofu Salad, Japanese Omelette, Runner Bean Tempura, Nigiri and Hoso-maki sushi with scallops, tuna and prawns. Sashimi scallops and tuna. Miso Soup. Caramel Banana Ice Cream and Tea, not to mention the Sake and Japanese beer. Go!
- Kaori and Guy
- the menu
- the freshest of fish
- we watched the sushi being prepared
- runner bean tempura
- raw tuna
The place for a fresh local farmhouse breakfast on Saturday September 2nd will be the Heath Farm farm pop-up at Hesset village hall. We went to one last Saturday and had a tasty sausage bap (£3) and home-made sausage rolls (£2.50) cooked on the spot. You can have a full English breakfast with eggs laid that day, and a lamb and tzatziki-slaw bap for brunch too - from a small but tasty menu of locally produced meat which is also for sale on the day.
With the help of my amazing niece Afiya Frank (pictured) I'm in full swing with my Little House of Cooking Cafe. For those of you that don't know I get stuck in for a couple of months from the end of October until Christmas running the cafe during the Christmas Festival at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham. It's been so busy, baking madly with no time to blog and hardly time to sleep. Come and visit us if you get time, we are open from 10am until 4pm everyday up until and including 22nd December. It's not just cakes, we serve a very good Welsh Rarebit too!
- Home made soup every day
- Citrus almond and polenta cake ( no gluten)
- Pecan tarts
- Hot chocolate ... the works
- Al fresco on craft weekends
- Mulled wine caravan for craft weekends
You don't usually see menus like this being served in a Norfolk village hall. Run by Rebellion who hold monthly pop ups, here is the link the their Facebook page and to their pop up at Long Stratton Village Hall on March 5th. £40 per head. Sounds good and it's bookings only.
Thurston School parents have been invited for lunch on 29th June - £2.60
Moroccan Inspired Tagine of Lamb
Chickpea and Potato Samosa with a
minted cucumber and yoghurt dressing
Sesame Seed Loaf
Cauliflower, Garden Peas or a Mixed side salad
Wild Berry Fruit Fool with Shortbread
A piece of fresh fruit
We are so OVER pop up restaurants at suffolkfoodie. The food might be fantastic but not if it's served tepid. The service only pub-average and the final prices high. Let's try pop up + fun + cheap = a great night out - and then we might go to another one.
Hooray! Another pop up restaurant to go to and just in time for my birthday. At the Queens Head in Brandeston with David Williams (Alimentum) cooking and only for two days. Book on their website www.thetrufflepig.co.uk and see you there.
Sunday lunch round a big table with people you don't know - how exciting is that? If you want to go to too, you can see the menu and book here - http://walnuttreefarmlunchclub.blogspot.com/p/lunch-dates-and-menus.html
It was only at the end of our lunch that I realised I was actually in Roger Deakin's farmhouse, looking at the moat he swam in. I have just been reading 'Notes from Walnut Tree Farm' - Jasmin tells me she gets lots of visitors 'just wanting to have a look' at where he lived and wrote about. Lunch was good - everything home-made with lots of quince chutney made even better with the really good wine we had brought with us. I had some interesting conversations with John but couldn't work out if we were the only ones who didn't know everyone else? That's the problem with Suffolk isn't it - lunch clubs and pop-up restaurants might be just too London for here - but Jasmin will find out and let us all know.