Chorizo al vino, Gazpacho, Iberico Bellota croquettes.. a Spanish affair
Last weekend we had the pleasure of being invited to the Flavours of Spain brunch held in Islington. Founded in 2006 by Spanish-English team Ana Caballero and Teresa Holmes, award winners due to the quality of their produce with an intimate knowledge of Spain’s gastronomy they source some of Spain’s most prized foods and ingredients.
Sourced directly from artisan producers and family-run businesses, where the emphasis is on seasonality, sustainability and organic production methods. They also work with some of the UK’s best restaurants and chefs.
I was super excited to try out their fresh food at their brunch, as expectations were high but they never failed to meet them.
We were seated in a lovely setting, with about 12 around the table, greeted with strawberyy mojitos, freshly made, with spruces of mint & strawberry pulp so soothing and refreshing.
Here is the menu we indulged in for over 2-3 hours, beautiful tapas style dishes with sharing platters
Cup Serrano ham with Best Manchego Cheese 2010 & 2011 in Spain , Egg and lettuce
Mini cups of smoky ham, cheese in muffins, great presentation, perfect starter
Gazpacho with a twist
Chilled gazpacho with a cherry! twist.. seconds.. thirds..
Beautifully marinated fish
Cecina with our cheeses and dried fruits
Crunchy toast, sweet dried fruits, mature cheese… amazing
Iberico Bellota croquettes
Creamy croquettes, my favourite, ozzing cheese liquid, subtle flavours
Chorizo al vino
The best for last, chorizo al vino, rich wine, unforgettable meat.
Flan with coconut
Melt in the mouth flan, creamy, sweet, caramelise top and coconut base
Caramelised rice pudding
Cinnamon specked rice pudding
Fresh Coffee / Tea from the Lahloo Tea Company
The brunch was a fun affair, we were filled up nicely with a great taste of spanish cuisine and a successful showcase their products in some traditional recipes. Let’s hope these talented ladies organise more soon! Check out the Flavours of Spain website here.
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