6th September 2016
Chef Oliver Rowe, founder of the legendary Konstam, author of Food for all Seasons and frequently featured in the cookery pages of the national press will be conjuring up a variety of seasonal dishes from Cultivate London’s new Salopian Garden.
Using fruit and veg from the garden, Oliver will prepare delicious and copious canapés and cocktails, including pizzette & flatbreads direct from the cob oven, green gazpacho, roast leeks & romesco, all served with seasonal cocktails.
The Salopian Garden, owned by the National Trust and run by charity Cultivate London, was named after the popular 18th century drink made from orchid roots which used to be served when the site was a carriage staging post along the London Road. It has now been clawed back from the undergrowth over the past year by Cultivate London’s apprentices and trainees, along with local volunteers and teams of offenders from the community payback scheme.
On 6th September you can stroll around the flower and herb gardens, admire the heritage fruit tree avenue, check out the tender crops in the polytunnel (peppers, okra, melons and other more exotic crops), sip the most local of deliciously flavoured cocktails and eat your zero miles deliciously cooked canapés.