The Shed

If I can't eat it I don't want to know. Unless it gets me drunk.

Month: October, 2009

Beer all about it! Sunday 15th November

And so the moment has come to announce our actual, proper final date for 2009; sad times indeed. But don’t worry, we’re going out with a bang-whizz-whooosh, and promise to return in the new year refreshed, inspired and totally ready to reopen The Shed.

We’re teaming up with the lovely Jo of to bring you a stellar Sunday lunch based on our dearly beloved fave beverage; beer! (Okay, maybe my second fave, but Champagne only counts if you can afford it, right?). Five courses with a double whammy for dessert, each with a matched beer and a tasting lesson with Jo – how awesome can a single Sunday get?! I’m positively gutted that I’ll be spending the afternoon in the kitchen…

Our menu;

Beer Royale on arrival

Traditional Swedish Gravad Lax with Crispy Potato Cakes and Fennel & Dill Salad

Cheese and Beer Soup – Welsh Rarebit in a bowl!

Beer-Marinated Slow Roast Lamb, Autumnal Root Veg Mash

Colston Bassett Stilton with Cheese Biscuits

Dessert Duo; Lemon Tart and Chocolate Truffle Cake

Suggested doantion £30 – positively bargain-o-licious for such a feast!

As well as the delicious grub above, you’ll be tasting 6 different beers as well as a Beer Royale to get you going. Definitely an afternoon to leave the car keys at home! Arrive from 1pm for a prompt 1:30 start, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the afternoon and not worry about the effect of all that beer on your Monday morning – you can be tucked up in bed by 9pm.

Email for reservations….very limited spaces so get in quick.


Papa Ahmed’s Curry Night, 4th November (sold out)

As the air takes on a definite chill we’re ploughing boldly into the November nights with a curry evening to spice things up. Which brings us neatly to our first full blown collaboration!

Raised on Papa Ahmed’s curry, youngest daughter Hannah will put her learned curry wisdom to tasty use on Wednesday November 4th. Hannah will be taking the culinary reigns to provide us with three superbly spiced main dishes to star in our Indian feast.

Sweet Lassi on arrival

Spiced Fishcakes with Onion Salad and Mango Chutney
Curried Lentil Soup

Papa Ahmed’s Free Range Chicken Curry
Saag Aloo
Chana Marsala
Rice and freshly made Chapattis

Dessert to be confirmed….watch this space.

Recommended donation £20 a head

Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Email for reservations. See you there!

October 24th (sold out)

I realise that posting up a menu that’s already sold out may seem a little pointless, but there’s a strange lady who has started printing and filing each post, and we wouldn’t want to disappoint her now would we? (Hello mum).

We quickly realised that one of our strengths is ‘small plates’ – tapas, mezze, call it what you will, but there’s something in sending a steady stream of food that seems to make people happy. It does also allow for the cook to send everything as it’s ready and in its prime, rather than perhaps having to hang on for two minutes whilst another component reaches perfection. I also adore soups….making them, eating them, feeding them to other people, and my friend Yasmin makes the best chicken soup, proper Jewish penicillin, that I’ve ever tasted; I hope I can do it justice. She deserves more than a little credit for inspiring this menu, and she should get her arse back from Israel to try it!

So, to the Middle East (or there abouts)

Yasmin’s Chicken Soup with Matzo Meal Dumplings
Spiced Pumpkin Soup
Baba Ganoush
Beef and Potato Cakes
Marinated and Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb
Baked Feta in a Rich Tomato Sauce
Orange & Almond Cake with crème fraiche
Coffee with Baklava