We were over the moon to kick off the Yurt Feast series in Limehouse, East London earlier this month.
The Yurt Café is the brain child of Royal Foundation of Saint Katherine, an amazing charity that has been supporting communities in East London since 1147! The Yurt Café has been open since November 2015 and acts as a beautiful hub for the Limehouse community to meet, create, learn, eat and chill.
Until now the Yurt hasn’t been open in the evenings so on a balmy summer’s evening we were thrilled to take over their awesome kitchen made from a shipping container for their very first supper club.
In true Wild Thyme Food style, we served a three course vegetarian sharing feast paired with delicious wines chosen by the very talented wine sommelier Dominique Hopgood.
Our guests were greeted with a rhubarb and Prosecco fizz cocktail in the newly planted garden before sitting down to a starter of citrus Mediterranean salad with fennel, fresh mint and basil and paprika griddled halloumi, watercress and basil oil.
The main event was a spiced griddled aubergine with marinated feta served with broad bean herby quinoa, garlicky courgette ribbons, ruby slaw, radish pickles and a creamy pistachio dressing.
Pud was a fresh cherry, almond and elderflower cake, served whole for guests devour (and hopefully share!) at their tables with a mound of almond brittle and crème fraiche. This was the winner according to the guests and was paired beautifully with a slightly fizzy muscat. (All wines are now available at the Yurt Café).
As the weather has been pretty temperamental we were lucky to have a gorgeous evening meaning we could roll up the sides of the yurt giving our yurt feasters an al fresco dining experience! We love the contrast of the traditional yurt in an urban setting and applaud the Yurt Café and St Katherine’s precinct for their dedication to support the multi cultural and transient community of Limehouse.
Keep an eye on our events page for more Wild Thyme Food pop up events.
Mim and the Wild Thyme Food team x
Photos courtesy of Kashif H, one of the Yurt Cafe's wonderful regulars!