Urban Food Fortnight launches today and runs for two weeks (until 28 September 2014), aiming to raise awareness about the amazing produce available on our capital city’s doorstep. Restaurants, cafés and bars across the city are being encouraged to showcase dishes and drinks made with locally produced fruit, vegetables and herbs, as well as honey cultivated in community beehives.
To celebrate the event, Lancaster London Hotel, in collaboration with Growing Kultur, has created a special menu to celebrate the ultra-local produce being grown, produced and cooked on London’s doorstep.
The menu features locally sourced edible flowers and herbs from Ladbroke Grove; North London cheeses from Tottenham; day boat fish from Kent; and Lancaster London Honey from the hotel’s own rooftop beehives.
Dishes will include:
- Lancaster London smoked salmon with horseradish foam and toasted sourdough bread;
- Asian style steamed Kent coast hake with sweetcorn cakes and coriander;
- Honey pana cotta with honeycomb crunch, made with honey from the hotel’s bees.
Additionally, the hotel will host the fourth annual London Honey Show on Monday 6 October 2014 from 6pm. Those attending the show will be able to visit stalls and exhibits, enjoy talks from bee experts, and sample some of the honey they produce from the bees living in the hotel’s rooftop beehives.
Lancaster London is passionate about the conservation of the honey bee. As such, it has ten beehives on its second floor roof, which produce honey for dishes within the hotel. Entry to the show is £1, with all proceeds going to “Bees for Development”. For more information visit their website.
Images by Richard Twilton.