Hunkimori Summer Solstice 2014

Almond Cheese CrostiniWell, the Hunkimori gang cooked a wonderful meal for us again, this time on the longest day. It was a beautiful sunny evening and the place was full (sold out weeks ago!). We were sat in a sunny corner with lovely fresh flowers on the table.

Elderflower champagne and Almond Cheese Crostini and Dukkah was promptly served. Lovely almondy, cheesey slices of bread topped with dukkah; Egyptian aromatic seed and nut mix favoured by the likes of Ottolenghi – very tasty. They went really well with the aromatic, chilled Elderflower champagne – just lovely!

Veg Balls

 

Next we were served Vegetable Balls and Smoky Tomato Sauce with a Fennel, Orange and Watercress Salad. The Vegetable Balls were very rich and balanced perfectly with the smoky tomato sauce and the summery light salad. The fennel and orange went very well together.

Hunkimori pop-up nights are BYO, so I tucked into a chilled bottle of Mauricio Lorca Angel’s Reserve Torrontes that I had bought from Naked Wines. It went really well with this delicious starter.

Hunkimori main event

Then came the main event! Broad Bean, Asparagus and Pea Strudel, Sautéed New Pots with Lovage Cream, Griddled Red Gem Lettuce and Cucumber with a Minted Pea Velouté. Broad beans, asparagus and peas – what’s not to like?! Well thought out – all the flavours combined beautifully. This was a real gem of a meal for a sunny summer solstice supper! The lovage cream was just lovely with the sautéed new potatoes. A clever idea to griddle lettuce and cucumber, I will try that! The pea velouté was perfect with the strudel adding a real pea and mint kick!

Strawbs Hunkimori style

 

We were so sorry that Hunkimori devotee Stuart could not make the meal but we took lots of pictures to show him what he missed out on…

The dessert was next… Strawberries, Pink Peppercorn and White Chocolate Shortcake Stack (they were love hearts!) Strawberry Sorbet and Hazelnut and Chocolate Shard – Phwwwooooooaaar! I loved the pink peppercorn hit in the shortbread. This dessert was scandalous!

A really lovely meal again from the wonderful Hunkimori – thanks very much and see you next time x

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2 Responses to Hunkimori Summer Solstice 2014

  1. Beautiful photos and a lovely write up Justine. Made me proper hungry, it did. 😉 x

  2. Thank you for your lovely comments Justine. It’s always a pleasure to see you and feed you! 😉

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