Dishes

Creating the Perfect Mediterranean Dish

This time of year has us feeling all Summery, and when the sun comes out we wish for nothing more than to be sat on a Spanish beach taking in the view and sipping a sangria.

What also gets us excited here at Vanilla In Allseasons is the beautiful latin cuisine. Mediterranean food often refers to food originating from regions close to the Mediterranean sea from countries such as Albania, Egypt, Portugal and of course Spain.

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Mediterranean food is rich with flavour, from the beautiful meats which are often included in its dishes such as anchovies and tasty smoked ham. Not only does it taste great but it looks fantastic too. The range of lovely grilled vegetables brings a vibrant set of colours and creates a sweet smell that helps make the Mediterranean cuisine both scrumptious and fragrant.

We at Vanilla love working with Mediterranean food and have a Mediterranean inspired menu. Take a look at page 9 of our formal menu here to find more about our amazing Mediterranean options.

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There are many great dishes from this area of the world, and we have picked a selection of our favourites to create impressive dishes to serve at your events. Whether risotto is your favourite or perhaps a tuscan stew we really do have something for everyone. Contact us here to discuss your desired menu further.

So go on, jump into Summer and start creating your very own Mediterranean dishes

What’s In Season This September?

It’s very important for us to keep up with the seasons and make the best of certain foods when they are at their best.┬áNow, the Summer has passed (although we are enjoying the odd September sunshine) which was brimming with sweet fruits. But, September and Autumn are full of many more tasty treats than you would initially think!

Many people assume that fruit is no longer longer at its tastiest once we get into September but they are mistaken! Yes, the classic summer fruits such as strawberries are no longer in season (this doesn’t mean they aren’t good anymore of course) but, there are more fruits available which work wonderfully in many baked desserts… mmm. That’s right, you guessed it! Apples are at their prime right now so get picking and bake yourself a gorgeous home-made apple pie!

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Not only that but pears are also in season at the moment so to add an extra flavour to your pie you could add pears for a little sweet surprise to your pie! Other fruits which are beautifully ripe are plums, figs and the pumpkin! So don’t forget to use the fruit of your pumpkin at Halloween – you could make a scary soup!

But, it is not only fruit which is ripe and ready for recipes this September but fantastic vegetables are at their best too!

Here is one of our dishes which utilises the french bean aka the green bean which is oh so tasty at this time of the year!

This is our roasted chicken breast finished with soft herbs, served on crushed new potatoes, with peppered french beans and a wild mushroom fricasse.

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Keep up with us here for more tips on the foods you should be cooking with throughout Autumn, and of course, the year!

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