The Polish Bakery Christmas Party

A Great British Polish Bakery Christmas Party!

I was recently invited to a very special Christmas party hosted by The Polish Bakery. Aside from giving us the opportunity to sample a range of baked products from The Polish Bakery we were treated to other food delicacies in a beautiful space within Ognisko Polskie, The Polish Hearth Club. There was plenty of food, drinks and great people, all the ingredients which make a fabulous Christmas party. It was also good to learn more about the brand and the ethos behind their breads and baked goods.

The Polish Bakery Christmas Party Cakes at The Polish Bakery The Polish Bakery Christmas Party

The Polish Bakery was founded in 2003 and it is the oldest Polish bakery in the UK. It is a traditional company and they attach a great importance to the quality of their bread. I tasted a number of variations at the Christmas party and can definitely recommend their sourdough and rye breads. One particular type of bread which stood out was their Chia Seed Bread which is made using a prolonged fermentation process and has no additional preservatives or enhancers, it also provides significant amounts of iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and manganese. So in terms of healthy eating this is definitely a “go to” brand to pay attention to.

The Polish Bakery Christmas Party The Polish Bakery Christmas Party The Polish Bakery Christmas Party

One thing that particularly struck me was that as a British-Nigerian food blogger invited to celebrate the accomplishments of a British-Polish food company, it is so important to celebrate the very thing that unites the United Kingdom. There is so much that makes Britain a great place, diversity being the greatest thing. If we celebrate our diversity and the opportunity to come together with food and culture we will fortify our unity as a nation. Just my thoughts , I hope you agree.

For more information on The Polish Bakery visit: thepolishbakery.co.uk

A Taste Of African Luxury With Miss Nang’s Nutty Snack Treats

I received a delightfully luxurious peanut gift from Miss Nang recently, a start up food business that offers a range of nuts, seeds and snack treats in lovely, luxury gift packs. These packs are perfect as wedding favours, corporate gifts or presents.

Miss Nang

The peanuts that I was sent are lighted coats with sugar and salt and the sweet and savoury flavour worked really well with the nuts. The peanuts themselves are of great quality, crunchy and flavoursome and whilst they were moreish they were not too sweet which is really good as a sugar overload would have spoiled the snack in my opinion. This is such a great snack idea and I really loved the pretty packaging which added a touch of luxury to my eating experience.
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To find out more about Miss Nang visit: www.missnang.com

Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner And Drinks In Style In London

Thanksgiving is a traditional American public holiday which originally celebrated the arrival of the first non-native  American settlers. Whilst we’re not the biggest fan of the historical connotations  the modern day premise of Thanksgiving is a celebration of family and friendship with food at Thanksgiving Dinner and we can definitely get behind that. Thanksgiving is celebrate on the 4th Thursday of every November and is now making some global transitions with people across the world getting involved and finding reasons to give thanks on that day too!

Here are a couple of places you can celebrate Thanksgiving in London!

CityUnscripted

CityUnscripted

According to the cool folks at CityUnscripted, which specialises in hosting authentic tours of London, The Riding House Cafe will be the closest you’ll get to a really authentic thanksgiving meal in London. Their thanksgiving feast will be served family style, so you can dig in and help yourself to extra maple-buttered sweet potatoes or sausage and cornbread stuffing and the gravy and so much more. They’ve got all the classics covered using only the best quality produce, from roasted Norfolk Bronze turkey to pumpkin brûlée pie, but expect a couple of twists that will elevate your thanksgiving meal into something really special, how does truffled mac and cheese sound?

Thanksgiving dinner

The Brooklyn Brewery

The three-course menu – served family-style – is a riff on the traditional Thanksgiving spread, celebrating the classic all-American flavours of autumn. Rachel Wesleoh from New York’s Brooklyn Brewery is behind the beer flight, with a different brew paired with each course.

MENU
Pumpkin croquettes, iceberg wedge & blue cheese dressing
Hearty one-pot turkey stew, cornbread & sides
Maple syrup cheesecake.

THE BEERS:
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
Brooklyn Scorcher IPA
Brooklyn Thornbridge Olivers Serpent
Brooklyn Local 2
Brooklyn K is for Kriek

THE CHEFYorkshire-raised Rose Exall returns to the BW kitchens, after a summer spent cooking around Europe. Her menus aim to bring people together through the simple pleasures of good food. Expect clever twists on classic dishes & elegant, yet hearty cooking.

TICKETS: £35 (includes 3 course menu welcome drink and paired beer flight) available in store and online 

https://boroughwines.co.uk/events/

Ny-Lon Lounge Bar

Stop in at NY-LON this Thanksgiving with friends and celebrate with The Ny-Lon Cranberry Holiday cocktail Scarlet Sparkle. They’ve mixed cranberry liqueur with Pierre Ferrand Orange Curacao and topped it off with a healthy pour of prosecco for the essential fizz that makes the libation properly punchy. If you want to lessen the tipple quotient, use lemonade instead for added bubble. Their secret when making the delicious Thanksgiving cocktails at NY-LON is the garnish. The Scarlet Sparkle is topped with fresh red currants sprinkled with a little icing sugar for that extra sweet finish.

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