This Month: October Market News 2017

Market News – October 2017

FROM OUR KITCHEN

Beef & Pumpkin Stew

Diced beef stewed  with pumpkin, red wine, onions, carrots, garlic, thyme in a homemade beef stock.

Roast Pumpkin Soup

Roast Pumpkin soup with chives and crème fraiche. A rich soup Perfect for chilly Autumn evenings. Serve with a nice rustic loaf or our new gluten free Pumpkin seed and sunflower seed bread!

Roast Pigeon Breast with Pancetta and Butterbean

Roast pigeon breast wrapped in pancetta with a smooth butterbean puree and of quick pan fried Autumn kale.

Rabbit Pot de Provence

Made with tender rabbit leg, tomato sauce, sun blushed tomato, fennel, roast red pepper and black olive.  This richly perfumed Rabbit stew is bursting with the flavours of Southern France. Rich and succulent.  Goes well with mashed potatoes or couscous.

Apple, Pecan & Blueberry Crumble

Sweet apple and blueberries, with a buttery crumble that has a nutty pecan crunch. Making the most of the British apple season.

 

FROM OUR BAKERY DEPARTMENT

Bread of the Month 

Pumpkin & Sunflower Seed Gluten Free Loaf: A delicious seedy gluten free organic Sourdough bread from a new supplier, Sciasia Storey. The bakery was started by Julian Sciasia in 2015. Made with gluten free wheat starch and brown linseed flour. The addition of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and brown linseeds make it a lovely nutritious bread. Perfect to dip into our roast pumpkin soup.

Sally Clarke Pecan Pie: Rich delicious pecan nuts in toffee, this classic American dessert is best served hot so that the toffee melts slightly with a dollop of rich vanilla ice cream or crème fraiche.

Halloween Cupcakes: Decorated vanilla cupcakes for Halloween!  A fun and spooky treat!

 

FROM OUR CHEESE COUNTER

Raclette

Raclette is a Swiss cheese made with whole Cow’s milk. It has a thin, brownish-orange rind and a firm, supple body that is ivory to light yellow. Raclette has a very distinctive flavour; nutty, slightly acidic, aromatic and similar to Gruyere. Mostly eaten melted, it is delicious over cornichons, baby potatoes and sliced charcuterie. Truffle Raclette, has lavish pieces of black truffle, that when melted release the earthy pungent flavours within.  For October we are including two new Raclette editions to our cheese selection, Chilli Raclette (Hot & Spicy), and Smoked Raclette (Nutty & Caramel), both delicious on a cool Autumn Evening.

WINE

Edoardo Mirolglio Soli Pinot Noir 2015

Edoardo Mirolglio is an Italian winemaker based in Bulgaria’s Thracian Valley region. This easy drinking Pinot Noir offers succulent cherry and strawberry notes with a seriously spicy smoky edge. Fragrant and elegant on the nose, it pairs well with light poultry, grilled fish and tomato based pasta. Best served ever so slightly chilled. Perfect to serve with the Smoked Raclette.

Delheim Chenin Blanc 2015

A lovely wine from the Stellenbosch region, South Africa. The palate is full and rich displaying aromas of peach, guava with a touch of lemon and chamomile. A very crisp and zesty wine and a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Excellent with South East Asian cuisine, seafood and especially oysters. Perfect to serve with the Chilli Raclette.

 

FRESH PRODUCE

Pumpkins

October obviously means Halloween, and Halloween means pumpkins! We will have a big display of pumpkins displays from 20th October. We will be selling different sizes of pumpkins in time for Halloween for carving and decorating.

Mushrooms

October is also the season for Mushrooms. Porcini mushrooms or Ceps, in French, are a rich-tasting mushroom with a pungent, woody flavour. They pack a lot of flavour into recipes, and are highly regarded by serious food lovers. Girolles and Chanterelles are a wonderful type of edible mushroom that can be identified by their distinctive orange, yellow and light brown colour, meaty texture and funnel-shaped cap. The scent is sometimes likened to fresh apricots.

Other seasonal produce:

Grapes are now at their peak, with an abundance of choice of varieties, including the majestic Muscat da Hamburg. Turkish figs will continue throughout the month, and English apples will remain in full swing, with varieties like Cox & Russet coming to the party. Another very seasonal fruit, quince, will start. Fresh walnuts will come to the fore this month. Towards the end of October we will see the first of the European citrus fruits like Clementines and Oranges.

BEER

Tower Pale Ale from Wimbledon Brewery. A lovely autumnal beer, this again goes well with Cheddar. This special pale ale is golden amber in colour. Fruity floral spice and orange on the aroma, lead on to a full, rounded middle palate. This beer does not (indeed should not) need to be served cold.

The offer  is 6 bottles for £12.50, i.e. one bottle free.  Please look at our blog page for some a fascinating insight into Wimbledon Brewery and how the company started with some Q&A from its founder.

We look forward to seeing you in store soon!

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