Last June we took an amazing culinary trip to Ukraine with the renowned Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules. We cooked and ate our way around the Western Ukraine and now we are bringing a slice (or two) of this delicious cuisine to Northern Ireland.
When you think of culinary superstars, Ukraine might not be the first country that pops into your head, but do not be deceived. This is a place where people are enthusiastic about eating! Ukrainian food is all about aromatic herbs, crunchy vegetables, zingy soups, fermented foods, homemade cheese, unctuous pork, fresh pasta and vodka. Lots of vodka! In the Ukrainian countryside many people still grow vegetables and preserve them, keep bees & livestock, make their own dairy products, the food reflects this knowledge and passion and is somehow both comforting and fresh, reassuring and full of surprises.
Read more about our trip to Ukraine on our blog and if you’re free, come along to our supper club where we’ll be sharing stories and recipes along with the yummy food.
Friday 12 or Saturday 13 April 2019
Pomegranate Vodka and Ukrainian Picnic Canapes
Varenyky – Stuffed Ukrainian Pasta with Curd Cheese & Crispy Salo or Crispy Shallots
Holubtsi – Rice Stuffed Cabbage Leave with Barberries and a Rich Tomato Sauce
Roast Pork or Roast Mushroom with Sour Cabbage, Apples & Prunes
Beetroot, Goat’s Cheese & Potato Cakes
Georgian Kidney Bean Salad
Rhubarb & Cardamom Sorbet
Steamed Cherry Dumplings with Summerhill Honey and Clandeboye Yoghurt
Mint Tea and Petit Fours
The drinks: This event is BYO. Please bring a bottle (or more) of your favourite tipple. A welcome cocktail will be provided plus a taste of craft beer matched with one or two of the courses.
The time: 7pm, Friday 12 April or Saturday 13 April 2019
The place: Indie Fude, 30 Castle Street, Comber, BT23 5DZ
The cost: £39 per person (plus a £1 booking fee) for a five-course tasting menu plus a few extras.
Dietary Requirements: Vegetarian options are provided for all courses (see menu), but please let us know if you require the veggie option when booking. Unfortunately this menu isn’t suitable for vegan or gluten free guests – we usually try to cater for everyone but this menu is a bit tricky as it relies on a lot of wheat and dairy. For all other dietary requirements just let us know when you book and we’ll try our absolute best to accommodate you.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your booking, for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible. For full details of our cancellation policy please click here.