|Nip from the Hip Plum Vodka and Pip Kentish Cider aperitif cocktails|
On Friday, 9th March 2012, I had the pleasure of attending a gorgeous banquet organised by Helen of A Kentish Kitchen which celebrated Kentish food.
I agree with Helen's sentiments that our local food isn't celebrated enough. It's hard to find local produce in local supermarkets. Which sounds a bit off. We've got a wealth of good food on our doorsteps, our shorelines as well as beautiful countryside at our fingertips. It was great to meet like minded people.
The banquet was held at The Goods Shed in Canterbury and you can find out more about the venue here.
|Rabbit & Bacon Terrine, Beetroot Chutney, Toast|
|Rye Bay Scallops Thermidor|
|Pear, Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad|
|Local Cod from Herne, Shrimps Butter Sauce & Wild Garlic|
|Suckling Pig on Rape Greens with Poor Man's Potatoes|
|Chocolate & Rosemary Fondants with Blood Orange Sorbet & Rhubarb|
|Helen from A Kentish Kitchen and Chef Rafael Lopez|
Helen also organised a raffle to raise funds for Pilgrims Hospices with great prizes from The Whitstable Hamper Company, Eastwell Manor, The Farmhouse and Foodari. Jim and I won the Foodari vouchers which will be going towards any one of these!
|A winning ticket!|
I would like to say thank you to Helen, the team at The Goods Shed and all the companies that added to the goody bags!