We were delighted to win two categories in the Great British Food Awards, judged by Nathan Outlaw. We won both the best sweet bake with our Allotment cake and best savoury bake with out Leek and Kentish Blue cheese tart. It was great to receive such good feedback and hope our customers continue to enjoy them when they are served in the Parlour.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the first phase of the awards. The judges were served an array of our produce and given a presentation on the history, present day and future of the Bessie business. We are so lucky to have such a great supply of wonderful Kent produce on our doorstep to work with. Produced in Kent enable us all to network together and raise awareness of many small food producers and suppliers.
Friday 27th October 2.30-4.30pm sees the return of the very popular Hallloween Town Trail organised by the Broadstairs Chamber of Commerce. 500 children and their families will be in fancy dresss, excitedly visiting all the shops with a special sign in their window to collect a treat. So many shops are involved and of course Bessie’s! We will be busy making some Halloween treats for them all. I believe all 500 tokens have been sold already!
Tuesday 31st October 4.30pm we have just one sitting of a very seasonal afternoon tea – just a few spaces left so be quick if you feel like a bit of fun. Suitable for both children and adults.
We are very pleased to say that we have been shortlisted in the Great British Food Awards 2017 in two categories – Sweet and Savoury Bake. The first phase of the judging took place in Essex and the final phase with chef Nathan Outlaw in Cornwall.
The sweet bake, now in the final was our Allotment cake that makes the most of seasonal fruit and vegetables, in addition to Kentish Cobnuts. It is similar to a carrot cake but varies with the seasons The savoury bake was Leek and Kentish Blue cheese tart.
Thank you to great local food suppliers:
Thanks also goes to one of our very kind customers who grows our Butternut squashes.
The final outcome will be announced in the October edition of the Great British Food Magazine which comes out 8th September.
Throughout August we will be opening at 9am during weekends to offer a selection of Breakfast options.
Folk Week 11th – 18th August. We are very pleased to be a supporting business for Folk week and look forward to the town being full of song and good cheer. We will be open 9am to 8pm every day during that week.
There is something particularly satisfying about finding delicious things to eat that are growing in the wild – and all free! Here at the Parlour we are lucky to have our own small holding brimming with wildlife, bountiful hedgerows and surrounded by ancient woodlands. We have also teamed up with the wonderfully knowledgeable Lucia Stuart, author, chef and illustrator, to offer foraging forays that explore the fantastic coast on our doorstep. We have enjoyed cooking with seaweed, nettles, Elderflowers and berries, blackberries, hawthorns, sloes, wild damsons, buckthorn, wild garlic, dandelion, roses and violets and much more. Look out for more foraging opportunities in the Parlour!