Eat Me, Make Me, Pick Me! Food & Drink News From June 2017
26 June 2017

Eat me

We have found our new favourite dish and our favourite place to eat it – Korean Bi Bim Bap at BiBimBap Charlotte Street http://bibimbapsoho.co.uk. Great tasting, fantastic value and easy options for vegetarians and vegans. Absolutely a 5 star rating from the Seasoned team!

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Make me

London in summer? Well it can only be a London Spritz! This is an updated London twist on the popular Aperol Spritz of a few years ago.

An easy mix for a refreshing drink for those heady evenings of summer that we are all praying for:

  • 40ml gin (pick your favourite!)
  • 20ml Aperol
  • 100ml Prosecco
  • 60ml tonic water

Served with cubed ice and garnish with an orange wheel.

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Pick me

Springing up on many of our dishes is purple sprouting broccoli which is delicious at this time of year. We’ve found one of our most popular spring dishes has been one featuring this seasonal lovely but perhaps not quite as you would imagine – Ham hock with textures of cauliflower, purple sprouting crumble, piccalilli paint, mustard & cauliflower macaroon! Yum!

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Let the good times beGIN! World Gin Day – Saturday 10th June 2017
8 June 2017

A global celebration of all things gin!

World Gin Day returns for it’s 9th year on Saturday 10th June. To help you celebrate we’ve put together a collection of our favourite gin based cocktails to make you ginvincible this weekend!

Gin Bramble

Invented by the legendary cocktail king Dick Bradsell – the Gin Bramble is a classic for any occasion…

  • 40ml gin
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 10ml creme de mure
  • Berries to garnish

Shake the dry gin together with the lemon and sugar syrup. Slowly pour the mixture over crushed ice and drizzle the creme de mure through the drink. Garnish with berries.

French 75

Oh-la-la! Mixing our two favourite things; gin and bubbles – you can only be on to a winner!

  • 10ml gin
  • 10ml orange liqueur
  • 10ml lemon
  • 5ml sugar
  • Prosecco

Mix the gin. orange liqueur, lemon and sugar in a long flute – top with Prosecco. The ultimate party pleaser!

Negroni

An adaptation of the classic drink, the Americano; Campari, vermouth and soda. The story goes; in 1919 in Florence, Count Negroni once asked the bar tender to replace the soda in his Americano with a slug of gin and the Negroni was born.

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml vermouth
  • 25ml Campari
  • 1 orange

Place several cubes of ice in a short glass and pour in the gin, vermouth and Campari. Stir slowly. Add the zest of the orange.

Bee’s Knees

A 1920s prohibition classic…

  • 50ml gin
  • 10ml runny honey
  • 5ml water
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice

Stir the honey into the water until dissolved to make a syrup. Pour into a cocktail shaker with the gin, lemon juice and a couple of ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Gimlet

Ant & Dec, Fish & Chips, Jelly & Ice Cream – some things are just meant to go together and we think gin and lime should be added to that list…

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 twist of lemon peel

Fill a mixing glass with ice, pour the gin, lime juice and sugar into the glass. Slowly mix the ingredients with a bar spoon until well combined. Strain the mixture into a martini glass, garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Great British BBQ for outdoor summer events
8 May 2017

Here at Seasoned we know how to create a Great British BBQ for your outdoor event. With summer fast approaching and seasons changing, more and more clients are requesting BBQ style food for their exciting outdoor events, whether it be a company summer party or a product launch. BBQ food not only offers an array of mouth-watering delights, it’s an exciting way to eat a selection of delicious foods whilst sharing the experience with fellow guests in the glorious sunshine.

At Seasoned, we offer first class London catering with bespoke BBQ menus tailored to your requirements and preferences, that’s sure to whet your appetite. The ever growing popularity of this style of food is evident and Seasoned is one of the most imaginative caterers London has to offer, so why not make this an edition to your choice of catering for your next event?

The evolution of the ‘awkward veggie’
4 May 2017

As a lifelong vegetarian (my mother’s influence!) I have seen first-hand how far we have come in the world of meat-free dining. Long gone are the days of the veggie guest being the afterthought, instead we are now presented with a wealth of innovative and delicious dishes.

As a young vegetarian at dinner events and weddings, my mother would be presented with two options… you eat around the meat and are left hungry, or you eat a salad of cheese, lettuce, tomato and cucumber and undoubtedly, are left hungry. No wonder she was such a skinny thing! Luckily these days vegetarian food is not only widely accessible but better still, it’s actually really tasty!

As an award winning London caterer we take immense pride in developing new and exciting dishes for our vegetarian guests, seeing veggie food as an opportunity to show off our understanding of produce and creative flair. Our aim is to give all of our guests a culinary experience that they will savour.

Here at Seasoned HQ there’s nothing we like more than to celebrate good food! This National Vegetarian Week (15th – 21st May) will be no different. I have challenged the Sales and Creative team to go green in honour of vegetarian food. And I encourage all you foodies out there to do the same and really experience the delights of being a vegetarian in 2017!

Need inspiration?! Just check out the beautiful veggie dishes below, created by our very own team of veg friendly Seasoned chefs!

Eat me!
3 March 2017

This month we’re all about sharing food! (Yes, I can’t believe I wrote that either). It’s not all bad though, remember that feeling of enviously staring at your friend’s delicious meal? Well forget about that! We’ve found these three awesome restaurants that get rid of food envy and share the love!

Let’s start off with Barrafina, an authentic tapas restaurant with authentic Spanish fare! Whether seafood is your catch or a delicious selection of cold meat is your game, this is the place to be!

With three restaurants, two in Covent Garden and one in Soho, you’re spoilt for choice. Visit their website here:  http://www.barrafina.co.uk/

Do you love Thai food? Can’t stop yourself stealing the odd king prawn when your friend’s back is turned? Then it might be worth popping into The Begging Bowl. This authentic Thai restaurant serves only sharing meals and does it pretty well, if we may say so. With everything from crispy squid to traditional Nahm Prik, this is a Thai food lover’s heaven. Visit them here: http://www.thebeggingbowl.co.uk/

We’re giving you the flavours of Peru for our final restaurant. Chicama is a seafood restaurant that uses seasonal British produce and fish to create delightful dishes that you can share! They have two ‘feast’ menus that offer plenty of food to go around, hooray! Check them out here: http://chicamalondon.com/

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