We’ve made plenty of friends during our time working at the Taste Festivals. It’s such a perfect place to meet like minded individuals with a flare for the unique and passion to succeed.
Whilst preparing for Taste of London this year I had the pleasure to meet Ajit Madan, founder of Camellia’s Tea House, a beautiful little Tea House situated on London’s Carnaby Street. Ajit and I worked on the Press Area of Taste of London, using Milk and Honey Table Linen to dress the tables and Camellia’s brand of teas from around the world to refresh the members of the press. It was a resounding success (as of course was the festival) so I promised Ajit I’d let all our followers in on one of the best kept secrets in London.
Both Ajit and his sister, Lubna have a mutual passion for tea and this evolved into the tea rooms in 2007. Their partnership stems from their desire to create a marriage of handcrafted quality, unique tea blends and health. Today Camellia’s Tea House is a premium holistic lifestyle brand where many of the teas are blended by hand, using their own original recipes. They only use tea and herbs from specialist tea gardens known for their quality and organic cultivation. And they ensure that every aspect of the business, down to their hand-finished packaging, reflects their individuality and passion for tea and herbal infusions.
Being somewhat of a tea freak myself, my personal favourite from Camellia’s collection has to be their Jasmine Bai Mao Huo green tea infusion. Apparently it was drunk by Chinese ladies for it’s beauty enhancing properties. If it’s good enough for them, it’s certainly good enough for me!
If you’re in the area please pop in and say I sent you, alternatively if you can’t get there in person you can also buy their tea online.
Posted on : 08-04-2010 | By : Milk and Honey
| In : Food & Drink
I’m just back from my hometown Paris and I have to share with you this address: Passiflore where we had an exquisite dinner and wonderful time.
Passiflore is situated in chic and iconic Trocadero area in Paris, 2 steps away from the glamorous Eiffel Tower. The restaurant design created by artist Christophe Goutal is sophisticated, contemporary and refined, yet incredibly warm.
Passiflore’s Chef is Roland Durand, the passionate, creative and undeniably talented culinary artist prestigiously awarded“Meilleur Ouvrier de France”.
His cuisine at Passiflore is an alliance of eastern spices with the earthy French Terroir and traditional fine cooking.The flavours and tastes work all together in pure harmony – they are simple and very authentic yet exceptionally subtle.
Passiflore is not only one of the best places to eat in Paris, it is also one of the nicest place to spend a great time whether it is for a working lunch or for a special evening sharing wonderful dishes and wine with loved ones. This address is definitely worth a visit if you are a fine gastronome who simply loves to enjoy life at its heart.
Restaurant Passiflore – 33, rue de Longchamp – 75116 Paris – Tél : 33 (0) 1 47 04 96 81 – Fax : 33 (0) 1 47 04 32 27
Posted on : 21-12-2009 | By : Milk and Honey
| In : Food & Drink
Ever wondered what to do with left over Christmas Pudding?
One of our Milk and Honey competition winners contacted us recently with this fantastic recipe from Waitrose she discovered at Taste of Christmas 2009.
Preparation time :10 minutes to 15 minutes
Cooking time : 8 minutes to 10 minutes
200g leftover, cooked Christmas pudding
50ml essential Waitrose Whipping Cream
4 sheets of La Petite Maison Feuilles de Brick Pastry
4tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Cinnamon Sugar
Preheat the oven to 200C, gas mark 6. Break up the Christmas pudding into pieces and mix with the cream until smooth. Spoon into a piping bag with a straight nozzle.
Lay out the pastry sheets and pipe a cigar-sized line of the pudding mix lengthways along the middle of the pasty. Fold over the pastry lengthways and roll into a cigar shape.
Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crisp and serve with Waitrose Mince Pie Ice-Cream.
Simple! For full details please check out the recipe on the Waitrose website.
Posted on : 28-05-2009 | By : Milk and Honey
| In : Food & Drink
Patagonia is the gourmet restaurant in Cardiff! Fine cuisine and clever subtle marriages of flavours leave your taste buds in pure heaven.
We absolutely love this family run restaurant. Not only is the cuisine refined and delicious (Ox Cheek and Beetroot terrine, anyone?) but their attention to detail, discretion and professionalism is second to none. We had such a great time in this little oasis, we’ll be going back again that’s for sure!
Posted on : 25-03-2009 | By : Milk and Honey
| In : Food & Drink
From catering to your events to be your domiciliary chef, Emilie Mazere
has not failed to impress us. Emilie is a young talented Parisian chef trained by great chefs in Paris (Y. Alléno, A. Dutournier and A. Ducasse), her passion is to offer you a creative and gourmet cuisine combining French Gastronomy with Far East flavours. A true must do in Paris!
Milk and Honey has once again teamed up with the people that brought you Gordon Ramasy’s “A Taste of Christmas” to supply table linen for La Dolce Vita - The UK’s most influential Italian lifestyle event in London Olympia from 26-29th March 2009.
“Now in it’s 5th year, La Dolce Vita returns to deliver an authentic Italian experience for trade and consumers alike. A true taste of Italy across delicious food and excellent wine for any passionate pallet, the very best selection of travel destinations, for that unforgettable holiday be it a month or weekend away, a vast selection of breathtaking property, inimitable style and of course the ultimate in Italian design.”
To celebrate this event, Milk and Honey has an exclusive competition where you could win one of 3 pairs of tickets for La Dolce Vita to visit on a day you choose!
All you need to do is register on our website and you will be entered into the prize draw to have a chance of winning a pair of tickets to this exclusive event! It really is that simple!
It has been an honour for us and a real pleasure to have been the official supplier of Dining Linen for Gordon Ramsay’s Taste of Christmas
. Being totally passionate about what we do and fanatical about goodness, authenticity and excellence, Milk and Honey is a true fan of Gordon Ramsay
so what a privilege!
It looked absolutely amazing so a huge thanks to the organisers who worked so hard pulling it all together and making it so stunning and a fantastic show!
We are blown away, what an experience! The show was what quality and refined food and what Christmas is all about. Truly extraordinary! So magic to see Gordon cooking in front of us so effortlessly yet so perfectly! Talent and passion could not be better represented by the man himself…
Just discovered this brand new cake company Lu lu &
making these yummy colourful cakes to treat our little ones when birthdays or parties are at the rendez-vous…
We had to share it with you!
Lu Lu & Grace can design your own and also creates cakes for any other special occasions such as Christmas, Easter, Christenings or naming days for you little chickens…
Posted on : 10-11-2008 | By : Milk and Honey
| In : Food & Drink
Just a little update on the allotment, I must admit that it has turned into not a very productive autumn so far… We had plenty of tasty herbs and plenty of humongous marrows (which I am very grateful for, I promise!). However there is no trace of any of my carrots, parsnips and cauliflowers…
I take it that the seeds must have been eaten by the birds before they even had a chance to develop… I am definitely enjoying discovering and learning this new art (not quite mastered yet is the least that I can say…)
We’re overjoyed to be a part of this fantastic event, running from 4th – 7th December in Excel London
and it will be a true honour to have one of the worlds most renowned chef’s associated with Milk and Honey
According to the website, visitors can look forward to events “from expert wine tastings and hands-on cookery demonstrations, to Gordon’s stunning live Christmas Theatre, it’s the perfect place to get you in the festive spirit. As well as the finest food and drink to sample and take home, you can enjoy a truly unique festive shopping experience – great for stocking up on unique Christmas gifts.”
We will be attending the event in person and would love to meet some of you there, so as soon as we know which day we’ll be going it will be on the blog!
As the man himself might say, “Merry F****** Christmas!” ;-)