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The View

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We are delighted to offer The View at St Martins, formerly The Auberge, for private or corporate hire. With some of the best east coast views on the island, this is a fabulous and adaptable indoor and outdoor space, that can be tailored for any event and with bespoke or themed decor.  We have the ability to reduce the size of the full space for smaller gatherings, or open out onto the lawn for larger warm weather events.

Get in touch for more information and a viewing of The View!

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Keep it Simple

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For a long time I’ve wanted to provide an alternative to the traditional takeaway offerings so with that in mind I’ve put together a weekday delivery service that offers fresh, healthy, summery dishes. The dishes may change as I’m inspired by different recipes. Keeping the menu small means I can keep prices competitive. I hope you like it!

Monday

  • Nasi Goreng £9 Amazing rice dish seen on every menu in Indonesia, served with toasted peanuts and kecap manis (with chicken and prawns; please state if you require a vegan or vegetarian version)
  • Gado gado £7.5 Indonesian salad perfect for the summer. Green beans, beansprouts, potato, cucumber and egg with creamy peanut dressing
  • Traditional Greek salad £5

Tuesday

  • Chicken, olive, lemon and chickpea tagine with roasted vegetable and herb cous cous £8.5
  • Lamb tagine with toasted almonds and roasted vegetable and herb cous cous £10.5
  • Traditional tabbouleh £4  Bulgar wheat lots of fresh herbs, lemon and cucumber, tomato and pomegranate

Wednesday

  • Noodle and Asian vegetable salad with slow cooked duck and toasted sesame with soy and ginger dressing £10.5
  • Bun cha £9 Vietnamese salad with fresh herbs, spinach, spring onions, citrus dressing and belly pork
  • Beetroot, cherry tomato, roast red onion, pomegranate and pine nut salad £6

Thursday

  • Gaeng keow wan gai with rice £8 Thai green chicken curry
  • Middle eastern mezze £10 Falafel, hummus, pitta, moutabal and fattoush. Moutabal is a delicious aubergene dip and fattoush is a mixed Middle Eastern mixed salad
  • Beef rendang £9 Beef is slowly simmered with coconut milk and a mixture. Lemongrass, galangal, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chillies

Friday

  • Black bean and sweetcorn chilli with rice and lime and coriander guacamole £8
  • Chili and pink peppercorn salmon, prawn quinoa £9 Seriously good quinoa salad with fresh herbs, radish, cucumber, kale and lime with chili flaked salmon and prawns
  • Asparagus, sugar snap, radish, soya bean and green bean salad with feta and herb dressing £6

Ordering, delivery and payment, and Covid-19 safety

  • All orders to be placed 24 hours in advance, to [email protected] or call Cooked HQ on 736455.
  • When ordering please leave your address with instructions of how to find your house. Drivers delivering in your area are generally resident to that parish and will know there way around but directions would be appreciated.
  • Deliveries will made on the requested day between 2pm and 5pm.
  • Standard delivery is £3 island wide.
  • Payment should be transferred to the Cooked to the Door account with your name and delivery date as reference.
  • Please make payment after the delivery has been made and on the day of delivery.
  • Payment via bank transfer to NatWest account number 74623370, sort code 60-09-20.
  • Cooked remains ever vigilant to the threat of Covid-19 and as such the kitchen is closed to all but Cooked staff. We are maintaining our usual high standard of hygiene. Vans have sanitiser and antibacterial spray, and drivers and kitchen staff are wearing gloves and masks at all times as well as complying with all legislation. All deliveries will be made with a knock on the door and all social distancing rules will be followed.

 

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Cooked to the Door

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Cooked to the Door was initially launched in the wake of the Coronavirus as a way of helping people avoid the shops. The principle worked really well, and the uptake was fantastic. With restrictions lifted, I am delighted to be able to provide this service again.

Cooked to the Door offers the following menus on a delivery basis, providing different options for different occasion, making your life a bit easier…and providing the odd indulgence:

  • Canapés for a treat
  • Celebration menus for your bubbles
  • Salads for the summer (ideal to complement a BBQ)
  • Breakfast in bed

Canapés for a treat

 Something different for the weekend or maybe a special occasion. A selection of 1 bite canapés, I would suggest that you order 5-6 items per person as a pre-dinner nibble or 10-12 if you are replacing dinner to graze throughout the evening. All canapés are priced at £2 per item.

  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese blini
  • Ham hock and artichoke croquette
  • Spiced crab doughnuts
  • Duck confit, sesame and beansprout spring rolls
  • Saffron and ginger battered prawns
  • Beetroot and goats cheese tostada
  • Roquefort peach and cured ham crostini
  • Haddock and salmon fish cakes
  • Prawn and lobster sesame toasts
  • Sundried tomato and basil cheesecake
  • BBQ beef and slow roast onion pizza
  • Lobster salad mini brioche
  • Chorizo and red pepper scotch quail eggs
  • Lamb and mint bon bon
  • Onion and nigella seed bahji
  • Asparagus, spinach and ricotta arancini
  • Lemon and pistachio tart
  • Bannoffi pie#

(Trays will be collected at the earliest convenience).

Celebration menus for your bubbles

Celebrating at home with your bubbles, for a reason or for no reason at all, Cooked is offering you something a bit different. For a minimum of 5 people these menus are designed for the summer; light, full of flavour and simple to re-heat where required.

Indonesian flavours: £27 pp

  • Nasi Goreng
  • Gado Gado
  • Chicken satay
  • Beef Rendang and rice

Moroccan flavours £27 pp

  • Chicken lemon and olive tagine
  • Sweet potato, pepper and chickpea tagine
  • Traditional tabbouleh
  • Roasted vegetable and date cous cous
  • Flatbreads

Asian BBQ/salad £27 pp

  • Lemongrass and coriander chicken brochette
  • Beef satay brochette
  • Noodle and vegetable salad slow cooked duck, honey and sesame
  • Mango and chili slaw with toasted peanuts and pan-fried prawns

Salads for the summer (ideal to complement a BBQ)

Minimum of 5 people priced at £4.50 pp per salad

  • Honey roast sweet potato and butternut with chickpeas, red lentils and toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Fresh beetroot, cherry tomato and roast red onion with pomegranate, red pepper and radish
  • New potato, green bean, soya bean, fennel and pine nut with lemon and chive dressing
  • Date and apricot Moroccan spiced cous cous with roasted vegetables
  • Mango, chili and white radish Asian slaw with toasted peanuts
  • Mixed bean, kale and spinach quinoa with baby corn and pistachio
  • Indonesian Gado Gado. Potato, green bean, egg, cabbage, cucumber and beansprouts with a creamy peanut sauce

Breakfast in bed

Weekends only at £26 pp

Treat someone to a little luxury; all you have to do is put the kettle on.

  • Freshly baked croissants with jam and butter
  • Pain au chocolat
  • Mini pastry selection
  • Selection of fresh fruit
  • Cured meats
  • Sliced cheese
  • Yoghurt
  • Fruit juice
  • Breakfast tea

 Disposable cutlery and crockery will be supplied

(Trays will be collected at the earliest convenience)

Ordering, delivery and payment, and Covid-19 safety:

  • All orders to be emailed 48 hours in advance, to [email protected] or call Cooked HQ on 736455.
  • When ordering please leave your address with instructions of how to find your house. Drivers delivering in your area are generally resident to that parish and will know there way around but directions would be appreciated.
  • Deliveries will made on the requested day between 2pm and 5pm.
  • Standard delivery is £3 island wide.
  • Payment should be transferred to the Cooked to the Door account with your name and delivery date as reference.
  • Please make payment after the delivery has been made and on the day of delivery.
  • Payment via bank transfer to NatWest account number 74623370, sort code 60-09-20.
  • Cooked remains ever vigilant to the threat of Covid-19 and as such the kitchen is closed to all but Cooked staff. We are maintaining our usual high standard of hygiene. Vans have sanitiser and antibacterial spray, and drivers and kitchen staff are wearing gloves and masks at all times as well as complying with all Government legislation.

 

 

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Sorry, no belly dancers

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Look what we’re doing! For three nights only, James is conjuring up the tastes of the Middle East in the fabulously evocative atmosphere of Ziggurat. Newly inspired by our recent trip to Marrakech, expect an aromatic menu of fusion flavours, and some surprising twists! (Sorry, no belly dancers).

Book quickly, tickets are selling like gold dust!

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Tiger’s Milk

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Our recent gastronomic tour of London took us to the dizzying heights of many a dining institution. Luck was on our side as we bagged notoriously elusive tables at J.Sheekey, The Ivy and The Wolseley, where we devoured decadent dinners, lunches and brunches, and in keeping with the situation, sipped the odd glass of fizz. But despite the fabulousness of these big smoke stalwarts, it was the relative new kid on the block that really got us going. Enter Ceviche, purveyor of all things Peruvian. On a freezing January night this bustling little Latin American joint warmed us to the bone. It’s a humble sort of space oozing character by candlelight with the colour of Lima popping from retro posters and hot sassy Latino music courtesy of the owner’s record label. It’s a spirited, social and happy place; everybody is busy at Ceviche.

To the food. Well we ate ceviche, signature dish of namesake and country. It’s a simple concept born from the need to eat freshly caught fish with no means of popping it in a fridge. The fish is ‘cooked’ instead in a citrus marinade and then eaten immediately, resulting in super fresh and vibrant flavours. Everything has an exciting evocative taste – chilli, garlic, lime, coriander, pomegranate, ginger – and also has the name to match: Tiger’s Milk (Leche de Tigre) is the marinade; add national drink Pisco to make a Panther’s Milk cocktail; ceviches named Drunk Scallops or Barranco I Love You; and the “daddy of all ceviches”, Don Ceviche. The Japanese influenced Sakuru Maru, a zesty mandarin and soya marinated carpaccio of salmon and rice vermicelli was worth the whole trip alone.

The candlelit menu also offers up old family recipes of the chef and proprietor Martin Morales, like cosy comfort Baked Corn Cakes and Dulce de Leche  condensed milk ice cream, which even on a winter’s night still seems to warm the cockles of your heart in this little place. So herein lies our first restaurant recommendation from us at Cooked, on the discovery of all things deliciously Peruvian: Ceviche, Frith Street, London. If you need somewhere closer the book is beautiful and inspiring, but either way, go forth and eat ceviche.

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(Al)pining for Snow

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With winter firmly upon us in the form of driving wind and rain, we’re desperately dreaming of snowy climes. Yes we love to trudge through crisp pure snow, but mostly it gives us an excuse to pretend we’re in the mountains and to exploit the spirit of après ski. While the world goes detox dotty this month, we’re in hibernation mode and are resolutely in favour of cosy comfort food accompanied by a goblet or two of red wine. Sitting by the fire with one fork suppers, we’re indulging in traditional alpine fare to warm us up from the inside out.

A firm favourite is a super-easy potato dish from the Savoie region of France. This recipe serves four people and is perfect to pick at the next day… if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers. Serve with cornichons/baby pickled onions, charcuterie, crusty bread and a healthy big green salad!

What you’ll need:

  • 1.5kg waxy potatoes like Romano. We leave the skins on for ease and a bit of goodness.
  • 250g pancetta or bacon lardons
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • A knob of butter
  • 100ml dry white wine
  • 200ml half fat crème fraiche (you can use cream but this is a lighter version)
  • Sea salt but go easy as the bacon will be salty, and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole Reblochon cheese. Slice it round the middle to make two rounds and then half so there are 4 semi circles. If you can’t find Reblochon, Camembert would do but it won’t have the nutty quality that’s the star of the show here.

Here’s how to create this beauty:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 7.
  2. Par-boil the potatoes whole in a pan of boiling water until tender then drain and put aside.
  3. Heat a frying pan, add the knob of butter and fry the bacon, onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until the onions are softened. Add the white wine and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, then add the crème fraiche. You should now have a quite splendid sauce.
  4. When the potatoes are cool, slice them thinly (about 0.5 cm) and place a layer into an ovenproof gratin dish. Cover with sauce and layer potatoes on top. Continue this process until you finish with a thin layer of sauce. Layer the lovely Reblochon slices on top.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is oozy and golden.

Now put on your PJs, pour a glass and grab a fork. Et voilà, alpine fare extraordinaire.