Sauce Loves… Coffee Week
With UK Coffee Week just around the corner, I thought you might be interested to know which of our clients serve up delicious coffee.
Spiked Iced Coffee at Dirty Bones
Espresso martinis have been trending for a while now, but Dirty Bones offer their own take on a coffee cocktail. Their Spiked Iced Coffee (£8.50) is made from Courvoisier VS cognac, Mozart dark chocolate liqueur, triple espresso and cream served on ice.
King’s Cross Coffee
Coffee-lovers can celebrate National Coffee Week the obvious way with a delicious coffee from KIOSK. Built into the ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and in the heart of King’s Cross St Pancras, this is the perfect independent pit-stop for those on-the-go. Their coffee is provided by Monmouth Coffee Company and prices range from £1.75-£2.75.
Theo Randall at the InterContinental
Situated at one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses, Theo Randall at the InterContinental serves up the same simple rustic dishes Chef Theo Randall enjoys when he goes to Italy – unfussy yet utterly delicious, and the coffee is no different. Rich and robust, the selection of coffees is classic, full of flavour and all supplied by Caffe Musetti. Enjoy a classic cappuccino with brunch or perhaps a beautifully crafted espresso martini after dinner.
InterContinental London Park Lane is delighted to announce the launch of High Coffee, the first experience of its kind in London. Further to the much loved ‘Afternoon Tea’, InterContinental London Park Lane will be offering a sublime tasting experience of mouth-watering savoury and sweet delights served with specially paired coffees.
Frenchie Covent Garden
Frenchie Covent Garden by Gregory Marchand (nicknamed ‘Frenchie’ by Jamie Oliver), serves a variety of delicious coffees. From the delightful “Rich Kid Blend” by MOK Specialty Coffee from Leuven in Belgium, which is 70% Brazilian and 30% Ethiopian, to the “Morenitas Espresso”, the single region, Nicaraguan coffee from Bristol based Extract Coffee Roasters. Both options make the perfect post-meal pick-me-up!
Leading hospitality provider, BaxterStorey offer a range of schemes to ensure career progression and development of employees including the industry’s first Service Academy. This Wednesday, the company will launch its first-of-a-kind Barista Academy which will ensure that every barista working for the company will earn the internationally-recognised SCA Coffee Skills certification, as well as numerous other awards.
Last month, two baristas from BaxterStorey’s AXA headquarters contract in Brussels took first and second place in the 2018 Belgium Barista Championship.
Yeotown Kitchen, London’s first mindfulness café, serves up a delicious range of organic coffee with milk options including: whole milk; hemp; almond and oat. Beautifully rich and sophisticated, the coffee is supplied to Yeotown Kitchen by H.R. Higgins, who also supplies to the Queen!
In a serene environment, guests are invited to enjoy a royal cup of coffee, settle into a meditation pod, select a 5 to 7-minute guided mindfulness meditation, and emerge feeling refreshed and de-stressed.
To help you keep your coffee has hot as possible on the morning commute, the team at Modernist Cuisine has deconstructed the physics of heat to determine that it’s better to add cream to your coffee whilst it’s piping hot rather than waiting to add it just before dashing out the door: http://modernistcuisine.com/2012/12/the-physics-of-coffee-cream/
Another American contribution to Coffee Week, the Modernist Cuisine team has given their Coffee crème brûlée recipe a twofold Modernist twist by combining the techniques of sous vide and cold infusion to better preserve the aromatics and coffee flavour: http://modernistcuisine.com/recipes/coffee-creme-brulee/
Conrad’s Coffee Cocktail
In celebration of UK Coffee Week, Blue Boar Bar has concocted the Caffe’ San Marco, an exotic twist on the espresso martini. This smooth and invigorating blend of espresso, cherry liqueur and dark rum serves as the perfect pick-me-up after a long day at work. Blue Boar Bar, situated in Conrad London St James, is a sophisticated take on the traditional British pub and is locally recognised as the hub of Westminster Village. With locally brewed craft beers and ales, a fine selection of wines and classic British pub food, the bar offers an exceptional setting where guests can take in the rich heritage of the Westminster scene. The Caffe’ San Marco is available from 9th-22nd April and priced at £11.50.
Marsala Tiramisu at Radici
Testament to the fact that coffee’s not just for drinking, Francesco Mazzei’s marsala tiramisu at Radici is a marvel to behold. The radical crunchy base soaked in booze and coffee is topped with lashings of the lightest whipped cream and dusted with the finest Italian cocoa. If this isn’t reason enough to visit Islington’s favourite trattoria, Radici also offers a variety of rustic meat, fish and pasta dishes inspired by the Calabrian cuisine of Francesco’s heritage and served alongside a selection of southern Italian wines. With its laid-back atmosphere and rustic interiors, reminiscent of the sun-baked landscapes of southern Italy, Radici offers informal Italian dining to be enjoyed at any time of the day.
The London Eye Cocktail at Social 24
On Thursday 12th April, Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred City Social will be renaming the bar to Social 24, with a new cocktail menu inspired by the beautiful backdrop provided by the bar’s captivating panoramic views of the city. While London may not quite be the city that never sleeps, one drink guaranteed you keep you wide-eyed through the evening is the ‘London Eye’, a sweet Strawberry infused Grey Goose based cocktail made with Amaretto and a shot of Espresso. Available from Thursday 12th April, the ‘London Eye’ is priced at £12.
Chocolate & Coffee Fondant at Hai Cenato
Rather than ending a meal at Hai Cenato with a cup of coffee, you can instead enjoy a caffeinated dessert in the form of the Baked 70% chocolate & coffee fondant which is served with puffed rice & butterscotch, white chocolate & coffee gelato, priced at £8.50. The bitter sweetness of the dark chocolate and the rich, gooey coffee fondant, sweetened up by the butterscotch and creamy authentic gelato makes it a perfect end to any meal at this New York-Italian restaurant.
Jude’s Flat White Coffee Ice Cream
And for something a little different, why not treat yourself to a scoop or two of Jude’s take on the nation’s latest coffee craze: Flat White. Blending fair trade Columbian roast arabica coffee beans with fresh Hampshire milk from the cows next door, Jude’s have captured the caramelised kick of espresso within their delicious ice cream for the perfect creamy scoop.
Flat White coffee is available in Waitrose and Ocado. 500ml tub RRP £4.69