February 2, 2018
As I start to write this, Thames Water have informed us that in our part of west London there is no water due to a burst pipe, and at the same time, though unrelated, Kensington and Chelsea have decided to dig up and replace the pavements outside the shop. So, from the outside, we appear as if a bomb has hit us – and on the inside we have no running waterâ€¦..not ideal for those trying to cook, prepare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, make coffees and teas for takeaways and so on. Nevertheless we are soldiering on!â€¦.and much is being prepared behind the scenes which, thankfully need neither water nor pavements!
A beautiful heart made of twigs studded with pea-lights will adorn the front shop window, thanks to Colinâ€™s artistry, and inside, the shelves will be filled with beautiful ideas for you to go a-wooing with!Â Pink marshmallows speckled with dried raspberries, heart-shaped chocolate lollies of various flavours, cranberry, pistachio and rose petal chocolate slabs tied with pink ribbon and even heart-shaped oatmeal biscuits to serve with your cheeses.
If you are planning a romantic supper at home, the Production Kitchen will be able to provide you with great ideas such as Scottish scallops to bake in the shell, SoufflÃ© Suissesse, individual Beef Wellington, Duck a lâ€™orange, plus numerous hearty and warming soups to help fend off the â€˜flu.Â Simply placed on the stove or in the oven, these fabulous takeaway items are designed to save you so much time and heartache!
So all you will have to do is open the Champagne and turn on the musicâ€¦â€¦.
For those planning a surprise Breakfast, perhaps choose our Raspberry-Rose jam or pale pink Rhubarb jam to go alongside buttery croissants and brioche from our Bakery. Those sweet-toothed ones amongst us, could find heart-shaped cakes, biscuits, pastries, scones and sweetmeats on offer – we make it all so easy for you!
A few tables in the Restaurant are still available for Dinner, so do call 02072219225 to enquire about the times available. We will be offering a tempting selection of dishes from which to choose, including salads, pasta, risotto, Cornish and Scottish shellfish and fish, meats from Wales and France, British Isles cheeses and desserts to make your Valentine swoon!
Looking forward to the start of our run up to Easter, Shrove Tuesday will offer, on both sides of the road, pancakes – both American-style and â€˜crepesâ€™, and both sweet and savoury!
Following this will be our famous Simnel Cakes (both full size and mini), decorated with 11 balls of marzipan, chocolate eggs from our own Pastry chefs, in white, milk and dark, and some specially chosen items from as Lâ€™Artisan du Chocolat and the Chocolate Society.
Hot Cross Buns have been tested and tasted and will be on the counter by the dozenÂ as soon as this is printed! And the delicious Colomba Classica (special Easter panettone in the shape of a dove) will be available from the end of February.
To place your order or to enquire about what items are available during the week please do not hesitate to call us on 02072292190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8-8 / Saturday 8-5 / Sunday 10-4