Super flashy newsflash
It's all happening in Herts! Two new places to eat, and both celebrating local produce.
The Potting Shed, Carpenter’s Nursery, Sandridge, opens Tues 27 March
The Potting Shed is a brand new cafe that’s going to be open on Tues 27 March in time for Easter at Carpenter’s Nursery and Farm Shop. Carpenter’s is simply splendid and is in Sandridge, just north of St Albans. Head chef Scott Whitehead is busy creating a menu that will include lots of local produce: Dizzy Bee granola, Wobbly Bottom Farm cheese, and coffee from The Gentleman Baristas. Sounds great. Have you been to Carpenter’s? Do you know it? I love it. I bought a cauliflower there recently, and roasted it. It was delicious! How can a cauliflower taste so good? Well it’s grown on site, and it was fresher than fresh. There’s a fantastic shop stuffed full of local produce – both grown and made. I’m going to be first in the queue to sample the delights at The Potting Shed. Can’t wait.
River Cottage Kitchen & Deli, Hatfield House, opens Sat 31 March
Hallelujah! ‘Feast well in good conscience’ is what our beloved Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has to say in his invitation to eat and drink at the brand new River Cottage Kitchen & Deli at Hatfield House. Opening in the Stable Yard, we’ll be able to nip in, scoff and quaff, without going into Queen Elizabeth I’s former home and gardens. Although I spent quite a bit of time there last year and if you haven’t been, I suggest you make a date in your diary to visit Hatfield House this summer.For fans of The Crown, you will love working out where various scenes were filmed. And the gardens are stunning. The River Cottage Kitchen opens Sat 31 March just in time for Easter. I can’t wait to try organic lamb meatballs, chickpeas, pickled lemon and yoghurt. Or even roast beetroot, Laverstoke mozzarella and orange salad with honey & rosemary roasted pumpkin seeds. See you there!