September and October 2017 Newsletter
August 30, 2017
We are back – to the old opening hours, on BOTH sides of Kensington Church Street!! (See below for full details).
The Shop walls and shelves have been given a rub-down and a new coat of paint. The Restaurant floors have been sanded and polished, curtains have been cleaned and new equipment has been installed in the kitchen – so we are READY for you!
The first sign of Autumn has to be the arrival of plums in the markets, and in particular our beloved damsons. We love them in so many things – jam, fools, possets, trifles, floating islands, chutneys, relishes and sauces. Their deep, dark colour and flavour lend themselves beautifully to both sweet and savoury dishes. Have a look at Sallyâ€™s books for inspiration and guidance.
In the Notting Hill Farmersâ€™ Market recently we spotted the first apples and conference pears, blackberries, green and purple beans, and of course borlotti and white beans. All, no doubt will be appearing on our shop and restaurant menus over the next few weeks and by October of course, the pumpkin and squash will be in full swingâ€¦. Thanksgiving is not far away – so perhaps it is time to book your table for dinner or to order your turkey, trimmings and pecan pie for Thursday 23rd November.
As we move into the (dare I say) festive period, remember that our Private Dining Room is the perfect venue in which to entertain your friends, family or work colleagues. Already this year we have arranged a dinner party which included an opera singer and a piano, an end of term celebration for the leadership team of a local school, a surprise wedding anniversary party and a 30th birthday lunch, so do call us to arrange your menu, wines and the layout of the tables.
Remember that the restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and from November 5th we shall also be open for Sunday lunch, right the way up to Christmas! Menus offer a wide variety of daily-changing dishes as well as Sallyâ€™s set lunch and dinner menus (Lunch is priced at Â£27 for 2 courses and Â£33 for 3 courses and the 3 course Dinner is Â£39).
The shop is able to take your order in advance, to avoid disappointment – so simply call and let us know what you would like put on one side – be it croissants for morning breakfast, a takeaway lunch salad or pie, or a bottle of your favourite wine or olive oil. If you have a gift to send, let us know how we can help. We have beautiful black and grey hessian bags or green cooler bags to offer – or a wicker basket decorated with tissue paper and â€˜strawâ€™. We are able to pack, handwrite a gift tag and deliver via a courier all within a few hours.
Our wine selection both in the Restaurant and the Shop simply gets better, and following Sallyâ€™s visit this summer to Napa Valley, both to Frogâ€™s Leap and Spottswoode, we now have an even more impressive range of USA wines to show you. Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Central Europe and the Southern Hemisphere are very well represented also of course, in magnums and half bottles too. Look out for our new â€˜Bin End Listâ€™ as well as a tempting range of wines by the glass.
Meanwhile, our Bakery based in North Kensington goes from strength to strength, producing not only a wide range of fabulous slowly fermented, hand-shaped breads and Vienoisserie, but also sweet and savoury tarts and biscuits, cakes, doughnuts, nougat and chocolate truffles.
Next door to this is our amazing Production Kitchen, which produces, on a daily basis all the takeaway products we see in the shop, including soufflÃ© Suissesse, fishcakes, roasted chicken pie, soups, sauces, grain salads, sandwiches, jams, marmalades and very much more.
PS. We are always on the lookout for great new staff members â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
Restaurant Kitchen and Dining Room, Shop, Production Kitchen and Bakery
If you know of anyone who would love to join one of our brilliant teams please ask them to get in touch, by sending a copy of their CV and a covering letter to: email@example.com and it will be forwarded on to the relevant Manager.
May we all wish you all a happy and delicious end of Summer and we very much look forward to seeing a great deal of you in the Autumn!
Sally Clarke Shop, 1 Campden Street, London W8. 0207 229 2190 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday – Friday 8-8, Saturday 8-5, Sunday 10-4
Clarkeâ€™s Restaurant, 124 Kensington Church Street, London W8. 0207 221 9225 email@example.com
Opening Hours – Monday-Saturday
(plus Sunday Lunch from the 5th November to the 17th December)
Breakfast 8-10am (11am Saturday)
Lunch from 12.30
Dinner from 6.30
September 1st 2017