Monday, August 19, 2013

On Monday 26th August is the Samares Manor Autumn Fair. Its a celebration of Harvest, corn threshing and apple crushing, with local crafts, country music and family entertainment all day.

Again the Herb Garden Cafe will be providing a huge buffet from 12pm with home made salads, roast & cured meats, poached & smoked salmons, various cheeses, seafood cocktails, crab claws and other delicacies, various quiches and and pastries. There is also a hot buffet with pizzas, chicken, ribs, baked potates, corn cobs and lots of other mouth watering dishes to choose from.

Outside on the terrace will will have a BBQ serving local pork hot dogs in French baguette with sausages from classic herd in St Peter.

And to wash it all down we are selling the very popular Local cider from La Robeline. Also draught lager, wines and of course a big favourite - Pimms.

We will be serving cream teas all day and LuLu's Ice Creams will be selling lots of ice cream and candy floss.

We look forward to seeing you next Monday.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Samares Players

From Tuesday 16th to 20th July we are staying open later into the evening with pre-show suppers for the Samarès Players’ Shakespeare production of Much Ado About Nothing
Along with our usual menu we will also be putting on some special evening dishes. Last orders is 7:15pm and booking your table is essential. 
Call the cafe on 01534 721983
Hot refreshments also available during the intermission.
This must be Shakespeare‘'s most loved comedy. It has two great love stories.
In one, Beatrice and Benedick are locked in a battle of wits for years, until friends trick them into realising that they have been in love all along.
In the other, Don John devises a plot to ruin Claudio‘s happiness with Hero, with almost tragic results, until the villains are foiled by the dimwit arm of the law.
The play starts as a war ends, so we have set it in 1945, with its characteristic style, music and Dad‘s Army‘ comic characters.
Tickets £12 from arts center box office 01534 700444

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Midsummer Night's Garden Party at Samares Manor 
On Friday 21st of June 2013 the Herb Garden cafe will be continuing its full menu and daily specials until 8pm and our licensed bar will be open until 10pm. Additionally we will be carving up slow roasted pork with sage on Portuguese rolls with apple sauce. Mugs of hot mulled wine will also be available.


Come along and celebrate the longest day at this special evening event set in the stunninggrounds of Samares Manor. Enjoy a delicious supper at the Herb Garden cafe or bring a picnic and find a spot on the lawn to enjoy live opera, jazz and classical music. meet a host of characters ready to entertain visitors of all ages with tours, poetry and a visit to Alice's wonderland labyrinth. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend

Just some of the special dishes we have this weekend; Courgette, smokey bacon & parsley soup. Mozzarella, fresh mango and beef tomato salad. Baked fillet of salmon with fine herbs crust, Jersey royals and salad. Pan fried chicken and marinated artichoke salad. Tagliatelle pasta with carbonara sauce.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sunshine Specials

Our salad leaves are growing fast now and some exotic herbs are ready for use so there are lots of delicious specials on our menu now that the sunshine is here. We are using creeping savoury and Vietnamese coriander to make Cajun spiced chicken skewers served with pilau rice.    Pan fried Haloumi cheese with a soya bean, chick pea and apple mint salad.    A marinated artichoke and chicken salad with garlic croutons.    Chicken noodle soup with garden herbs.    Baked field mushrooms stuffed with sun blushed tomato, mozzarella, oregano and marjoram.Tomato and chive quiche.    Deep fried breaded Brie with apple salad and redcurrant jelly.    Smoked salmon, dill and cream cheese roulade with prawns and salad

Sunday, May 12, 2013

On our specials board today

We have some delicious Local scallops pan fried and served with black pudding mash and a tomato coulis.  Sweet potato and spicy coconut soup, Deep fried calamari with a tossed salad and home made tartre sauce. baked field mushrooms filled with goasts cheese and sun blushed tomatoes. Moules marinere with french baguette or fries. potato, leek and kale quiche. classic Caesar salad with garlic croutons and fresh anchovies.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

daily specials

Todays specials; Chinese chicken and sweetcorn soup, Roast bell peppers stuffed with goats cheese and cherry tomato topped with a walnut crust and served with salad and a ruhbarb & red onion chutney. Crispy baked baby potato skins with smokey bacon and melted cheese. Tagliatelle tossed with home made walnut and tarragon pesto. Spanish vegetable quiche.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Something new

Something new growing in the Chefs Kitchen Garden are edible purple nasturtiums which when ready will be added to our salads. Some produce is now ready to use in our special dishes, such as landcress (very similar to watercress) and Swiss chard.

The Chefs Special dishes at the moment are;
A courgette and landcress soup. Duck stir-fry noodles with hoi sin sauce. Deep fried crab cakes with a mixed salad and spicy Thai mayo. Baked Parma ham and mozzerella parcels with a cherry tomato salad and garlic crouton. And Feta cheese and Swiss chard quiche.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our special dishes at the moment are; Leek, potato, rocket and watercress soup.  Celery and brocilli quiche.   Risotto stuffed roast bell pepper with blue cheese.  A warm salad of chicken, smoked bacon and artichoke with garlic croutons.  Pan fried chicken breast with herb mash, mushroom sauce and green beans.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Breakfast Menu

New for 2013 the Herb Garden Cafe is introducing a breakfast menu. 
We begin on the 30th March and available from 9:30am to 11:30am every day we will be serving up a traditional full English along side some favorite classics.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cookery Classes

Get the confidence and inspiration to create beautiful meals at home and to wow your friends and family with mouth watering dishes. The classes, taking place throughout January and February are specifically designed to appeal to all ages and level of ability - so if you're donning an apron for the first time, don't worry, you're in good hands. And it is hands-on, which means you will be taking home your very own creation.

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Each lesson will include knife skills and some core techniques giving you the opportunity to add some more variety to your own repertoire. There are lunch time and evening courses each week. The lesson is for three hours with a maximum of six students to allow plenty of direct tuition. Click here for the itinerary. There will also be a demonstration of a classic with a twist which can be enjoyed together with a complimentary glass of wine at the end of the lesson along with a copy of the recipes used in each lesson so you can re-create the dishes at home. Each lesson is £37.50 per person with a 20% discount for Adult / Child partnerships. Group rates are available on request. I look forward to sharing my passion for food, techniques and skills I have acquired over the past 24 years working as a professional chef.