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National Cupcake Week: Emma-Jane and the Cupcake Factory

Monday 17th September until Sunday 23rd September is National Cupcake Week!  To celebrate Emma Jane’s Cupcake Kitchen have gone all out with a Willy Wonka inspired ‘Emma Jane and the Cupcake Factory’ theme. To get the week off to a good start, they will be open on the Monday 10am – 6pm as well as their usual opening hours. There will be free samples and all flavours will be the Cupcake of the day (Only £1.50 each!)

Don’t miss the amazing Wonka window display complete with chocolate butter cream river and cupcake tree, it really is worth a look! Emma Jane has also created 4 NEW Flavours, Everlasting Gobstopper, Blueberry, Fizzy lifting Cola and Fudge Mallow delight.

Everlasting Gobstopper is a blue bubblegum flavoured sponge and pink bubblegum frosting topped with a mini gobstopper! (Not suitable for small children)

Blueberry is a delicious sponge full of fresh blueberries and blueberry frosting topped with real blueberries

Fizzy lifting Cola is a cola flavoured cupcake, both sponge and frosting, and is decorated with popping candy and fizzy cola bottle

Fudge Mallow delight is a fudge and marshmallow sponge and marshmallow frosting topped with fudge pieces, a marshmallow and fudge sauce!

Best of all, there will be a Golden Ticket Raffle each day. Every customer that makes a purchase will be given a raffle ticket and entered into our free prize draw. The draw will be held every evening and the lucky winner will get a Box of 6 cupcakes!

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Beyond Vegetarian Week- The Best Veggie Dishes!

Having just celebrated vegetarian Week, I thought it would be fitting to share with you some excellent vegetarian dishes that are available on the menus of some of our Green Spoon Businesses.

Vegetarian week certainly introduced me to some excellent dishes this year and it’s good to know that there are quality vegetarian dishes available all year round.

ffresh

Ffresh have two starters that they would recommend and they are made with local produce. Both are available on ffresh’s bar menu.

Roasted Mushroom and Basil Pate with Spelt Bread

The pate is produced by Wales the True Taste winning supplier Capital Cuisine and is accompanied by another Wales the True Taste winning product Jones Organic Spelt Bread.

Roasted Mushroom and Basil Pate with Spelt Bread

Perl Lâs Blue Cheese and Elderberry Port Mousse with Pea Shoots and Candied Walnuts

The cheese is supplied by Wales the True Taste winning supplier Caws Cenarth and is made from organic cow’s milk in Carmarthenshire.  The port is supplied by Wales the True Taste winning Celteg.

Hodge’s Restaurant- Mercure, Holland House

Spring Vegetable and Pearl Barley Risotto

Spring Vegetable and Pearl Barley Risotto

Joseph Procak, Executive Chef at Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa has a vegetarian risotto on the menu currently.

It is a risotto with a difference made with pearl barley and seasonal ingredients. The Spring Vegetable and Pearl Barley Risotto is served with sautéed seasonal greens, torn basil and soured cream.

I have actually been lucky enough to try this one and can confirm that it is very good indeed.

Laguna Kitchen and Bar- Park Plaza

Laguna Kitchen and Bar at Park Plaza recommend a dessert as part of a vegetarian option and they have even included a recipe for you.

Perry Jelly and Summer Fruits with Elderflower Ice Cream

Ingredients

For the elderflower ice cream

300ml/½ pint whole milk,

6 medium free-range egg yolks

100g/4oz caster sugar

300ml/ clotted cream,

200ml/7fl oz elderflower cordial

For the Perry jelly and summer fruits

4 gelatine leaves

500ml/18fl oz Perry (sparkling pear cider)

75g/2¾oz caster sugar

125g/5oz mixed berries, such as blueberries, raspberries and wild strawberries

Preparation method

1.For the elderflower ice cream, bring the milk to the boil in a heavy-based saucepan, then remove from the heat. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl, pour in the milk and whisk well. Return to the pan and cook over a low heat for about five minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Do not boil. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cream and elderflower cordial. Leave to cool, then churn in an ice cream machine (according to manufacturer’s instructions) until thickened. Decant into a clean container and place in the freezer.

2.For the perry jelly and summer fruits, immerse the gelatine leaves one at a time in a shallow bowl of cold water and leave for a minute or so until soft. Bring 100ml/3½fl oz of the perry to the boil in a medium saucepan, add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Drain and squeeze the gelatine leaves, then add to the hot perry and stir until melted. Remove from the heat, add the rest of the perry and stir well. Put the pan of jelly somewhere cool, but do not let it set.

3.Divide half the berries among four individual jelly moulds, or use one large mould. Pour in half of the cooled jelly. Chill for an hour or so to set, then top up with the rest of the berries and unset jelly. (This ensures the berries stay suspended and don’t float to the top.) Return to the fridge to chill until set.

4.To serve, turn the jellies out onto plates and place a scoop of the elderflower ice cream in the middle of each one

There will be more vegetarian posts this week including a review of a vegetarian 3 course meal.

For more reviews, competitions and events, please see my website- www.yourlastmouthful.com

Your Last Mouthful has launched!!!

Today is the day that we launch www.yourlastmouthful.com

Please check it out and let me know what you think. I am very excited and hope that you will continue to read my reviews and subscribe to my website.

Check out what The Penny Post have written about us!- Penny Post

And the Visit South Wales website- Visit South Wales

WIN! Tickets to the YOUR LASTMOUTHFUL launch party!!!

WWW.YOURLASTMOUTHFUL.COM is officially launching on Tuesday 7th February.

To Mark the occasion, we are having a launch party at the prestigious Park House Club!

The party will start with a cocktail reception and canapes designed by Head Chef Grady Atkins and will include a chef demo as well as the opportunity to find out more about yourlastmouthful.com. There will also be the chance to network with other foodies and food businesses in Cardiff.

…….and I want you to come……………..

I am going to be giving away pairs of tickets to the launch this week starting now!

There are three ways to enter.

I want to find out what your ultimate last mouthful would be!  The best answer wins!

Tweet it!

Follow @urlastmouthful and tweet ‘I want to go to the @urlastmouthful launch party! My last mouthful is……………………’

Facebook!

Like our page and add to my page ‘I want to go to the Your Last Mouthful launch party! My last mouthful would be……………..’

Mailing List!

Join our mailing. Email Nikki@yourlastmouthful.com with the title ‘I want to go to the Your Last Mouthful launch party!’

In the email, tell me your last mouthful.

Why not do all three and have triple the chance of winning! Each entry must be different.

Competition closes Friday 3rd February at midnight. A winner will be chosen at random. Please only enter if you can make it to the launch party on 7th February at 6pm.

yourlastmouthful.com is officially launching!

I have an announcement to make…………….


http://www.yourlastmouthful.com is officially launching on February 7th 2012!!!

Those of you who are familiar with my blog will know that I have been planning to launch the website for sometime now and the time is finally here so I am very excited!

Continuing along the same vein as the blog, I am still going to review food businesses in Cardiff and give them a spoon rating. You will be able to read all of the reviews but those who receive a green spoon overall will be included in a special ‘green spoon’ directory. This will be your one stop shop for finding the best eating establishments and products.

The website will also have a regular ‘Deal of the week’ which will be exclusive to yourlastmouthful.com, regular competitions and you will be able to read about news and events.

To celebrate the launch, there will be a launch party at The Parkhouse Club! Later this week I will be giving away tickets to Cardiff foodies so watch this space!

Thanks everyone for your support and I hope you continue to follow me and read my posts.

Nikki. x

COMPETITION! Win a box of delicious Brownie Boo Brownies!

Following the success of my Pieminister competition, I have another one for you! This time you can win a box of delicious brownies posted straight to your door by Brownie Boo.

I was lucky enough to sample some of these last week and they are seriously good! Arriving beautifully packaged in a box and wrapped in pink paper, these would make a lovely present for someone. They taste fantastic too. They have the essential soft and moist inside which is important in any brownie but these go a step further as they are so squidgy and chocolatey.

Brownie Boo deliver all over the UK with Free Delivery and they are a great alternative to sending flowers. Not only are they at a much more reasonable price point than a bouquet of flowers, which in the current times is really important, but they are also great for sharing, so perfect for the whole family. They can be sent for birthdays, to say thank you to friends for a great weekend, to say sorry for a bereavement and congratulations to a family welcoming a new baby as well as much more. They are great for any age, male and female alike.

So how about winning a box?

There are three ways to enter this competition.

Tweet it!

Follow @urlastmouthful and tweet ‘Deliver me a box of Brownie Boo heaven! RT and follow @urlastmouthful to win’

Facebook!

Like our page and update your status to ‘deliver me a box of Brownie Boo heaven! Like Yourlastmouthful’s page to win-
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Last-Mouthful-Cardiff/164656550288939′ (don’t forget the link).

Mailing List!

Join our mailing. Email Nikki@yourlastmouthful.com with the title ‘Deliver me a box of Brownie Boo heaven!’

Why not do all three and have triple the chance of winning!

Competition closes Friday 20th January at midnight and is open to UK residents only. A winner will be chosen at random.

Competition Crazy!

WOW! What a response I had to my Pieminister competition! Over 500 entries! I have drawn a winner so please see my post above for more details.

You obviously love Pieminister Pies!

Due to the success and popularity of this competition, I think this will need to become a regular thing, starting with a new competition next week so make sure you keep up on Facebook and Twitter to see what and how you can win!

 

GOOD LUCK!

COMPETITION! Beat those January blues with a box of pies from Pieminister!

I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Pieminister to help you get through the miserable month of January. Forget the detox! What you really need is a lovely box of hearty delicious pies!

Bristol based Pieminister is known for its award winning array of pies.  With a range that includes the Matador (british beef, chorizo, butterbeans and sherry), Chicken of Aragon (free range British chicken, bacon, roast garlic, vermouth), the new Pietanic (MSC-Certified fish pie) and the vegetarian Heidi pie (Somerset goats’ cheese, sweet potato, spinach, red onion) there really is a Pieminister pie for every taste.

Pieminister are kindly offering a box of 6 pies as a prize for this competition and the lucky winner can choose between a box of meat, veggie or both which will be delivered to their door so you can enter wherever you are in the UK.

There are three ways to enter this competition.

Tweet it!

Follow @urlastmouthful and tweet ‘I want those Pieminister pies! RT and follow @urlastmouthful to win’

Facebook!

Like our page and update your status to ‘I want those Pieminister Pies! Like Yourlastmouthful’s page to win-
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Last-Mouthful-Cardiff/164656550288939′ (don’t forget the link).

Mailing List!

Join our mailing. Email Nikki@yourlastmouthful with the title ‘I want those Pieminister pies!’

Why not do all three and have triple the chance of winning!

Competition closes Friday 13th January at midnight. A winner will be chosen at random.


New Years Eve! Foodie Treats!

Christmas Smistmas! what are you doing for New Years Eve?

If food is your thing, have a look at these menus!

Mulberry Street

A fine dining menu from Mulberry Street for £39.95

Mulberry Street New Years Eve Menu

Bully’s

Another fine dining menu from Bully’s. £55 per person including champagne on arrival.

Bully’s New Year’s Eve Menu

Browns

Browns are offering a 3 course meal for £34.95 including petit fours and coffee.

Browns New Years Eve menu

The Park House

If you are looking for great food and some live music, maybe this event at the Park House is your thing. You can choose between a Taster menu for £65 per head and an A La Carte menu.

Tasting menu

A La Carte Menu

The Village Kitchen and Bar

A great menu from The Village Kitchen and Bar in Whitchurch. Enjoy a three course meal for just £24.95. There is even a magician and a chocolate fountain!

VKB New Year menu 2011

The Hilton

On New Year’s Eve, Hilton Cardiff is moving away from its traditional black tie gala event and instead launching ‘Party at the Hilton’. The celebrations offer something for every taste with the whole of the downstairs transformed for one night only. Visitors can choose to dine within the Razzi restaurant for a five-course buffet style dinner overlooking the lights of Cardiff Castle from 7pm-10pm. Dinner begins with an exquisite starter selection including fresh seafood and antipasti, followed by soup and a main course offering which includes three roasts, lemon sole, duck, veal and two vegetarian dishes. The pastry chefs will also prepare an array of festive desserts. Following dinner, a Champagne fountain and cocktail bar will be set up in the hotel’s Atrium. Meanwhile, Hilton’s Steam bar will become an exclusive disco with a red carpet entrance.

  • ‘Party at the Hilton’ on New Year’s Eve: Book dinner at Razzi restaurant, priced at £58 for adults and £35 for children, followed by disco in Steam . To book, call 029 2064 6300.

Christmas is coming! Booked your Christmas party yet?

I know it’s only November but when it comes to booking your Christmas party you need to get in there quickly, but where to go?

Here is a selection of Christmas menu’s for you to help you make up your mind.

Mulberry Street

Mulberry Street have a whole host of Christmas menus! You can have a two course lunch for £12.95, Christmas dinner for £21.95 or £25.95 for a two or three course meal. There is also a Christmas desert menu and a little dishes menu.

Chrsitmas lunch menu

Christmas Dinner menu

Christmas desert menu

Christmas little dishes menu

Pier 64

Pier 64 in Penarth Marina have a lunch menu priced at £16.95 for two courses and £19.95 for three courses and a dinner menu priced at £21.95  for two courses and£25.95 for three courses.

Christmas Lunch Menu

Christmas Dinner Menu

Grosvenor Casino

It may not be somewhere that immediately comes to mind for a Christmas dinner but Grosvenor Casino do offer a Christmas menu.

Grosvenor Casino Christmas menu

Fusion Cafe

New to the scene, Fusion Cafe have put together a lovely looking Christmas menu. You can choose from three courses for £19 pr 5 course for £25.

Fusion Christmas Menu

The White Hart Village Inn

The White Hart Inn are doing a great looking menu for £29.95 including coffee and mince pies. They are also open on Christmas Day if you prefer not to cook.

The White Hart Village Inn’s Christmas Menu’s

The Bear

The Bear Hotel in Cowbridge have 2 menu’s on offer. A festive lunch menu for £15.95 and an evening menu for£22.95. Both are three courses and come with coffee and mince pies.

Festive Lunch menu

Festive Dinner menu

The Meating Place

The Meating Place have  a three course dinner for £27.50

Christmas menu

Greenwood and Brown

A brand new pub opening in Cardiff in December! The Greenwood and Brown have a two course and a three course Christmas menu for £24 and £29.

Greenwood and Brown Christmas Menu

The Inn at the Elm Tree

The Inn at the Elm Tree and offering a 3 course meal for £22 during the day and £29.95 in the evening.

Christmas menu

Ffresh

At FFresh you can have a two or a three course Christmas meal for £20.95 and £24.95.

Christmas menu

The Chandlery

The Chandlery have a lunch and dinner Christmas offering for £24 for lunch and £28.50 for dinner

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Dinner

Maltsters

Maltsters in Cardiff are offering a Gastro Chrsitmas Party Menu. It’s £16.95 for two course or £19.95 for three courses.

Maltsters Christmas menu

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