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London Vegan Caterer to Demo at VegFest Bristol

Posted on April 27th, 2014 · By admin

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: April 28th, 2014

Contact: Diana Pinkett, 07981325531

London Vegan Caterer to Demo at VegFest Bristol

You are invited to attend a Vegan Peasant Catering demonstration hosted by VegFest UK, with professional chef Adrian G. Smith. The demo on Saturday May 24th from 1pm will take place in the Cookery Demos Room.

During the session, Adrian will demonstrate how to wow your guests with visually stunning canapés that will make anyone think you’re a natural. It’s all in the clever construction, colour and flavour combinations. Make sure to stay until the end, to taste the samples!

A bit about the food

Vegan food is an under-served niche dinning experience that’s set to rise. Here’s a sampling of our most popular canapés from our most recent menu.

Spicy Wada, Chilli Pickled Mango & Lime on Pepper Papads
Artichoke, Slow Roasted Garlic & Halkidiki Olive on Focaccini
Roasted Cherry Tomato & Red Onion Marmalade Tatin
Farinata Crostini, Roasted Sweet Pepper, Avocado Aioli, Micro Basil
Roasted Aubergine Caviar with Sweet Lemon Zest & Sage Crisp Crostini
Cream Cheese, Pink Grapefruit & Chive on Buckwheat Blini
Medjool Dates with Cashew Cream
Chocolate Brownie & Pink Sea Salt
Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake

Adrian’s experience spans 25 years working in some of the best restaurants and hotels in Brighton such as the award winning Terre á Terre restaurant.

VegfestUK organise Europe’s BIGGEST vegetarian and vegan festivals. A celebration of all things vegan! Music, food, bodycare, stalls, campaigns, entertainment, excitement, passion and bouncing with plant based positive energy!

Cookery Demo Location: The Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5LL

(ENDS)

For further information please contact diana@veganpeasantcatering .com
http://veganpeasantcatering.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Vegan Peasant Catering
Vegan Peasant Catering is a London based event catering company based. Whenever possible, Vegan Peasant Catering sources organic, fair trade, seasonal and local ingredients. We pride ourselves on being able to delight your veg and non-veg guests a like. We specialise in creating the most beautiful and delicious canapés and bowl foods that are 100% plant-based, sustainable, ethical and inclusive.

http://brighton.vegfest.co.uk/adrian-smith

http://hackneycitizen.co.uk/2011/06/13/clapton-caterer-vegan-peasant-brings-glamour-and-style-to-veggie-cuisine/

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London Vegan March News

Posted on March 9th, 2014 · By admin

frutti di bosco - Saporous Suppers

frutti di bosco – Saporous Suppers

London Vegan March News

Saporous Suppers

Above is a lovely photo of the frutti di bosco our Saporous Suppers attendees enjoyed last month. The dessert was the most decadent item of the evening. It was so sinful you’d swear there was butter and cream in it. Next month’s dinner is sure to be a crowd pleaser too. Join us on Saturday March 22nd, meet some interesting people and eat some of the best contemporary food in London.

You don’t want to miss it.

Limited places. To find out more and to book please visit Saporous Suppers.

 

 

VegFest Brighton

March 29th – 30th Vegan Peasant Catering will be attending VegFest Brighton, taking place at the Hove Centre. We’ll be sharing a booth with the lovely guys of Fry’s Vegetarian. If you’re planning to attend or live in the area do stop by and say hi.
Head Chef Adrian will also be conducting a demo; you can read more about it here.

See you there!

 

 

Around the World with FGV

Thanks to everyone who came out for the Caribbean night hosted by FGV on Friday.
Judging by the clean plates that came back I’d say that a good time was had by all.

Pics coming soon!

…Next Friday is Brazilian night with Vanessa of Essential Vegan.

Upcoming events…

Food Blogger Connect (#FBC14)

6th – 8th of June 2014 is the world’s leading international food blogging conference in London.
Vegan Peasant Catering will be attending the #FBC14 StrEAT Party on Friday & Saturday. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase our food to travel, food, lifestyle and tech bloggers coming from across the UK and the world. Other traders returning this year will be African Volcano, Terra Rossa, Coconut Chilli and Grand Luchito.

For more info visit Food Blogger Connect.

I hope you have enjoyed our March news round up. Please consider forwarding it to a friend who might enjoy it. If it was forwarded to you, you can sign up right here.

And of course, if you want to talk to us about any of your catering needs just ask us .

 
 

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Vegan London Suppers

Posted on February 20th, 2014 · By admin

caribbean dinner

caribbean dinner


Vegan London Suppers

You may have heard about our collaboration, Around the World with FGV. It’s a dinner hosted by Fat Gay Vegan showcasing four vegan chefs in the month of March. The first dinner takes place on the 7th March. Head Chef Adrian Smith of Vegan Peasant Catering will be preparing one of our most popular dinners, a Caribbean inspired supper. On the 14th Vanessa of Essential Vegan will cook a Brazilian dinner, on the 21st Jhenn of Vegan Ronin will cook a Japanese dinner and on the 28th Kip of Messy Vegetarian Cook will cook a Thai meal. I envy the dinners who brought season tickets and will be dinning at all four events. It’s got to be the tastiest bargain around.

Back in 2010 we ran a successful monthly dinner series for about two years. It came to an end when Greens & Beans, a veggie restaurant and Dru yoga studio based in Euston decided to convert the space downstairs into a flat. We ran the Caribbean inspired supper at least two or three times, as it was our most popular. If you were able to snatch a ticket to Around the World with FGV before it sold out you are in for a treat.

If you missed out on this opportunity to book this dinner we have started a new dinner series, Saporous Suppers. You can join our twitter page or sign up for our newsletter to hear about upcoming events. Our next dinner takes place on the 22nd March.

Eventbrite - Saporous Suppers

To buy tickets and for more details:

Saporous Suppers Menu

Saporous Suppers Menu for 22nd March 2014

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Saporous Suppers

Posted on January 27th, 2014 · By admin

London’s best vegan supper club is back! In the form of Saporous Suppers and will be held on 7th February at 7:30PM in Dalston. The location will remain a secret to all but those attending.

Some of you may remember the monthly supper club series we ran two years ago at a café in Drummond Street. Sadly this collaboration ended when the proprietors decided to renovate the space into a one bedroom flat.

Supperclub Vegan Peasant

Supperclub Vegan Peasant

To start we would like to run these events monthly, but if there is enough demand we we’d like to make them weekly.

This month’s menu has a fusion theme with ingredients from Italian, Central American and Cuban. Some times we focus on a particular country, but who’s to say where one food tradition ends and another begins. With every menu that we create our aim is to attentively cater to your taste buds by making sure you experience a balanced meal that’s full of flavour.

Start time is 7.30pm and Tickets are £35 each. Ticket numbers are limited and are on a first come first served basis and will not be available on the night. Booking closes three days before the event date. Be sure to book early.

Eventbrite - Saporous Suppers

Saporous Supper Menu

Saporous Supper Menu

 

Have a query about this event? Contact diana@veganpeasantcatering.com

 

About Vegan Peasant Catering

We are a London-based start-up event catering company. Our goal is to bring sustainable make from scratch food to your table. We specialize in 100 plant-based cuisine, which is organic where possible, local, fair-trade and vegan. Because we specialize in pure vegetarian foods we can offer you real choices and not just an option. We pride ourselves on being able to please vegans, vegetarians, non-vegetarians and flexitarians too.

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Saporous Suppers

Posted on January 10th, 2014 · By admin

If you tried to book tickets earlier and weren’t able to because the link wasn’t working it is working now.

We still have 6 tickets available.

If you are still keen on attending book now.

A New Year for a new supper!

We are kick-starting the new year with the launch of Saporous Suppers. The first supper takes place on the last Saturday of the month. And if all goes well might become a twice monthly event in the future. We’ve been meaning to start a new dinner series for some time now. So we hope you’ll join us.

The three-course menu can be seen below. You can book tickets and find out more on the eventbrite page.

http://saporoussuppers.eventbrite.com/

Saporous Supper Menu

Saporous Supper Menu

 

 

 

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Lion Ark Movie premiere reception

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 · By admin

Testimonial

Lion Ark Movie premiere reception

 

Hi Diana,

Thank you for your email and for catering for our reception yesterday.

It all seemed to go very well and I have received nothing but good reports about the food, with a few commenting too that they were delighted that it was vegan. We would not have anything less!

We would certainly be very happy to use Vegan Peasant Catering for any future events and I very much appreciate that the facilities provided by the venue were less than ideal. Hopefully if we work together in the future we will have more control over this!

With very best wishes,

Angie

 

Angie Greenaway, Lion Ark, ADI Films, http://www.lionarkthemovie.com, 3rd October 2013

 

 

 

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September Newsletter 2013

Posted on September 10th, 2013 · By admin

 

Newsletter September 2013

 

Dear Vegan Peasant Friends,

 

Figs - September Newsletter 2013

Figs – September Newsletter 2013

 

Photo, “Figs for lunch” is copyright (c) 2005 Xerones and made available under a Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic

 What’s in Season Now?

Figs

When the ancient Greeks first coined the word ambrosia they were obviously talking about figs. Ok. So, I just made that up. Everyone’s got his or her opinions, but hear me out first. If we want to get technical the etymology of the word goes back a bit further to the 1700 and 1100 BCE Vedic period in India. “Amrita the Sanskrit word is repeatedly referred to as the drink of the gods, which grants them immortality.” Whether you believe in gods or not who can forget the depictions of Adam and Eve using a fig leaf to cover their modesty. Lucky for us here on Earth, we get to enjoy one of the most delicious fruits of the summer, figs.

Figs do grow here in the UK, but mostly what you’ll find in the supermarket are the purple-black variety from Turkey. The problem with most fruit coming from abroad is that it’s picked unripe. Unlike other fruit figs won’t ripen once they are picked and will only last for two to three days when ripe. When shopping for figs make sure they are not bruised, have a deep rich color and a sweet smell.

Once you’ve eaten figs ripened straight from the tree (minus the spiders) you won’t want to go back. If you find yourself in the Mediterranean during fig season, July to October, do set aside some time in your itinerary to taste the ambrosia of the season.

Recipe concepts:

Fig & Olive Tapenade

Roasted Figs

Marinated Fig Salad

Fig & ‘Cheese’ Pasta

Baked Fig Crostini

Grilled Fig Panini

Balsamic Pickled Figs

Fig Jam

 

 FAQ: Green Wedding Tips – Part 2

 Stag and Hen Parties

If your greening up your wedding you probably wouldn’t be having a party in the style of What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas, popularized by a number of Hollywood movies. You wouldn’t fly to Kracow get blind drunk, leave sick and broken glass everywhere and abuse the people who live there. You wouldn’t descend on the streets of an English seaside town wearing a Mankini and or wave fake penises in the faces of passersby. I could go on, but you get the general idea. Once you get past the offensive names or the archaic concept of having a party to celebrate your ‘last night of freedom on Earth’ a pre-wedding party might not be such a bad idea.

Outfitting the wedding party

A complaint you’ll hear from time to time from the bride and members of the wedding party is ‘it’s a nice dress, but I know I’ll never wear that again’. Wedding dresses are traditional white and weddings are one of the most formal events you can attend so the clothing is intentionally made to be of the one-off variety. It doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to choose clothing that can be worn again, it’s just means that it takes a bit more thought. The best bet is to not go too formal and don’t go with white. Other ways to green up your wedding would be to pick fabrics made from hemp, bamboo or organic cotton. Wear someone else’s worn before wedding dress. Choose upcycled or vintage accessories. Use vegetable dyes on shoes. Work with a cruelty-free all natural wedding makeup artist. Donate the clothing to charity after the wedding.

Eat, drink, and be merry

Find a local vegan caterer that does wedding catering. Make selections that will be in season at the time of your wedding. Choose organic vegan wine, beer and spirits and fair trade coffee and tea. Rent real glassware, crockery, cutlery, and linens. Find out if the venue offers composting and recycling facilities. Have your cake decorated with organically grown flowers or other natural materials instead of plastic toppers. You shouldn’t have much left over food if the caterer has done their job right, but if you do, donate the leftover food to a local food bank or homeless shelter.

Help the photographer out

More than likely your photographer will ask you for a shot list. So think about the shots you would like to capture on the day and compile a list so that the photographer can check them off. Unless the photographer is a friend of both families you’ll want to appoint a person from each family to be the photo coordinator. You’ll be left with at least one thing less to worry about while you enjoy the party. Ask friends and family to share their photos with all the guests online in a free Flicker (or other photo sharing site) group that you have set up.

Events

Ears of Corn - Abbey Gardens

Ears of Corn – Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens – Harvest Festival

Saturday 25th September, 1pm-4pm

If you also follow us on facebook you may remember the photos from a trip we took to Abbey Gardens in West Ham. Abbey Gardens is an innovative open-access community based harvest garden on the remains of a 12th century abbey. The site came into disuse some time ago so artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie of Somewhere.org were commissioned to transform the site into a local community growing space.

Lydia Thornley, who runs a design consultancy in Shoreditch and is an active volunteer, asked us to cater this year’s Harvest Festival. We jumped at the opportunity to be involved in this project. The menu has been created to harvest as much produce from the garden as possible. Not only are we providing the catering, but we’ll also be one of the judges at the chutney competition. The event takes place on September 25th from 1pm to 4pm, Abbey Gardens, Bakers Row, Stratford, London E15 3NF.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting this event to mark the beginning of the festive autumn season.

 

Wedding Show

Saturday 19th October, 10am – 5pm

Coming up in October we’ll be one of a number of vendors participating in the Atelier Tammam bespoke bridal experience. Lucy Tammam has made a reputation as one of the foremost eco fashion labels. If you or a friend have been thinking about wedding catering this is a great opportunity to meet us as well as other wedding providers all in one place. The show takes place on October 19th at 5 Hastings Street, Bloomsbury, WC1H 9PZ

 

Recipe of the Month

Afghan Bouranie

This month’s recipe comes to us from our friend Sahar Razi. You may have noticed I included Afghan Bouranie at the top of the list of recipe concepts last month. We had the pleasure of eating this dish at Sahar’s place and she’s kindly forwarded me this recipe so I could share it with you. If this is the only aubergine dish you make, it’s fine as it’s the only one you’ll ever need.

This dish is delicious!

 

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And of course, if you want to talk to us about how we can help you just ask us.

Stay up to date with our events, recipes & menus.

 

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