Thanks to a cancellation we finally got to appear at Levenshulme Market on Saturday 16th April. We had never been there before except for a quick look round a few weeks earlier. Though it was late and had just poured down – what’s new, it is near Manchester – the capital city of rainy days 😉
Anyway we took our hot food set up and this included Fresh Pumpkin Soup, slightly curried served with pumpkin oil and pumpkin seeds together with a Carrot Brioche bun. This is a classic Russian soup. Forget about Borscht – this is what everyone in St. Petersburg wants to eat – the other is for the tourists !
We also had an array of our multi-award winning savoury brioche pies – see news of our awards here – including Chicken & Chorizo and Cheesy Mushroom. Plus the unusual stuffed potato cakes – the choice today was mushroom or beef. Both dishes were served with our legendary handmade garlic sauce, plus the two most popular Russian salads – Spicy Carrot and Winter Salad.
Here’s a review from our Facebook page: (here)
We had the pleasure of working next Leeza at Levenshulme market on Saturday. She was kind enough to let us sample some of her pumpkin soup served with homemade pumpkin bread and I can honestly say it was the most amazing soup I have ever tried. Then came the pies… OMG the pies. First of all we had the mushroom pie and it was amazing, the effort and skill in the baking really speaks for itself.. we then had the spring onion and egg mayo and all I can say it was pure magic. Then came the bacon and black pudding pie, we took this one home and reheated it in the oven and it was delicious. The pastry on all the pies was a semi brioche and baked to absolute perfection. 10 out of 10
While a couple of tweets echoes the great comments we received at our busy stall.
We hope to be invited back soon. We will post future dates here. <bookmark it 🙂