Appetite News: September

sept_appetite_news_mimosa_quaysideEnjoying the Outside
If you’re looking for an outside space then head down to Liberty Wharf. Elevated above Mimosa’s lantern courtyard and enjoying panoramic views of St. Helier is the Old Harbour Wall Terrace. The al fresco location is a popular choice for private hire and is ideal for impressing clients, colleagues, family and friends. The venue includes stylish gazebos’, candlelit tables and a BBQ station with private chef. There is a capacity for 120 standing or seated. Or alternatively The Quayside Bistro & Grill is located on the first floor and enjoys panoramic views of St. Helier Marina. The extensive private terrace is the first under-floor heated terrace in Europe. Whether your appetite is for business or pleasure, lunch or dinner, you will find dishes to suit every palate. The terrace has capacity for 60 seated or 100 standing.


Cool off with a cocktail
Nothing quite beats a great cocktail in the sunshine. We were inspired by the new la mare vodka and gin so got creative with some jersey themed cocktails. Give them a try!
All drinks are created using the new La Mare Wine Estate Jersey Royal Gin which is infused with the delicate addition of local elderflower and Jersey Royal Vodka which is created using Jersey Royal potatoes available to buy from Maison La Mare, King Street, La Mare Wine Estate St. Mary, The Spice House in the market and you can order drinks using the products from Banjo, The OysterBox and Chateau La Chaire.
A 70cl bottle or either the gin or vodka is £29.95

Corbière cosmo: sharp, sweet and an all time classic. Take 35ml jersey royal vodka, 25ml triple sec, cranberry juice and freshly squeezed lime. Serve straight up (without ice) in a traditional cocktail glass with a swirl of orange peel.

Bouley bay bramble: for something a bit different this is a lesser known cocktail which always goes down a storm. Mix together 35ml jersey royal gin, sugar syrup, lime juice. Serve over ice in a tumbler glass, drizzle with cremé de mûre and to make it look pro garnish with blackberries.

St. Mary’s raspberry vodka cocktail: drinks with raspberry in have been all the rage this summer, so jump on that tasty bandwagon with this little lovely. Mix together 35ml la mare jersey royal vodka, 25 ml la mare raspberry liqueur, squeeze of fresh lime juice, 40 ml fresh raspberry puree, 15 ml simple syrup and a dash of grenadine. Place in a tall glass and use some soda to top it up, then garnish with raspberries.

Gorey gin cocktail: this looks fantastic with the clever ice, but is actually so easy to make; fill a tumbler or high ball with tangerine and blueberries frozen in ice cubes. Pour over 35ml of la mare jersey royal gin, then half fill glass with pink grapefruit juice, top with ginger ale and garnish with fresh mint.

Devils hole vodka cocktail: prepare to let loose, this is for people who want to get up to mischief! Fill a tumbler with blackberries frozen in ice cubes add 35ml la mare jersey royal vodka then simply top up the tumbler with rosé wine and soda. Decorate with a slice of lime.

Izzy’s Kitchen
sept_appetite_news_izzys_kitchen_IMG_3366-1This small cottage industry company has been running for three years and produces jams, chutneys, relishes, cordials and curds.  The company’s aim is to produce original products using local fresh produce whenever possible. All their preserves are handmade in small batches to enhance the fresh flavors of the ingredients and they are also free from artificial sweeteners and additives.

Their yummy Spiced Banana Ketchup recently won a gold star at the national Great Taste Awards, the product contains Jersey tomatoes and chillies as well as bananas, onions, rum and Izzy’s special blend of spices. It is sweet, mildly spiced with lots of character. Great with Hot Dogs, burgers and fish or perfect for dipping chips!

A bottle of Spiced Banana Ketchup is £4.50 and can be bought direct from St Aubin and Royal Square markets as well as Relish Delicatessen in the Fish Market.




Hollywood Actor puts Oyster Box in at the top
sept_appetite_news_oysterbox_OysterBox_2-1Oyster Box has been named one of Britain’s 30 best restaurants by the sea by The Times. The newspaper asked top chefs including Rick Stein and Tom Aikens to nominate their favourite seaside restaurant. Our very own St Brelade’s Bay restaurant was nominated by Michael Chow, who’s a Hollywood actor as well as founder of an international restaurant chain (you’ll have seen him in all three Rush Hour movies and You Only Live Twice). He told The Times that Oyster Box served “crabs and lobsters collected that morning, baby Jersey Royals and, of course, mouth-watering oysters”.