The legendary Mick the Fish, my next door neighbour and noted gourmand, is finally sharing his remarkable culinary skills with us all. He is a splendid amateur cook which you would know if you had been to any of his parties. And now he is taking them to a professional kitchen to provide brilliant meals for my wife’s Lovely Merchants. You can book for lunch, which I will certainly be doing. You can also taste my daughter Maude’s cakes, she is a pretty mean baker herself.
Lovely Merchants for Xmas
25th November 2012, from 12-5.30pm
with pop up lunch restaurant by Mick Adventures.(click on lovely merchants link to see menu)
Upstairs at the Victoria Pub, 2 Mornington Terrace, London NW1 7RR.
MORNINGTON CRESCENT TUBE. DECENT PARKING.
CHECK OUT WEBSITE FOR UP TO MINUTE INFORMATION
Nell Card or Nell’s (Vintage Homeware)
Described as a “roving, evolving, carefully curated vintage homeware collection”, Nell’s is a new venture from Guardian editor and journalist. Nell will be selling affordable and unique vintage items for the home ranging from handmade period textiles to unusual yet utilitarian kitchenware. Each item has been hand-picked for its uniqueness with London living-quarters in mind. Nell’s website features a sneak-preview of latest stock. nellsvintagehomeware.com
For Lovely Merchants Jane Howard will be presenting a new selection of small scale sculptures. All of which will be individually handmade and limited edition. Her ‘Worldly Quail Egg’ will be for sale. By intricately mixing blue paint with the natural pattern of the shell, these eggs become like miniature globes. Each with a different landmass, they are an original object to give or own and are packaged to perfection. Cards and prints will also be available. janehoward.co.uk
Beautiful cards and prints, plus new Christmas cards from photographer Christina. Inspired by images of everyday life – images can be anything from a simple teacup to a stunning view or just something that she finds simply beautiful. Christina likes the unobvious – a bare tree, a worn out chair, the imperfect – but somehow makes it seem special. christinawilson.co.uk
Online shopkeeper Amanda Cox will have a special Christmas Shop selling all the Nonesuchthings favourites and some one-offs too. Expect to find carefully chosen gifts, wrapping supplies, stocking fillers for grown-up girls too plus lots more.
Becca is an established jeweller and also one half of jewellery design duo Pearl & Queenie, award winning boutique in Hastings Old Town. Central Saint Martins trained, Becca will showcasing her own range of classic “Becca” jewellery, along with current Pearl & Queenie collections called Equestrian Treasures & The Love Story. Expect striking fine jewellery in 22ct Gold, with signature engraving, tiny precious gemstones along with unique designs for the stylish and fashion-forward.pearlandqueenie.com
Posh Jumble by Debra Bourne
Co founder of the All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is an industry initiative to promote and celebrate the use of a more diverse range of models in fashion imagery. Her experience with working within the fashion industry on the editorial side as well as her consultancy has resulted in a strong sense of style and design – Debra will be opening up her wardrobe for our next lovely merchants as our Posh Jumble host including pieces by Ralph Lauren, Prada, etc. allwalks.org and @msdebrabourne
Beautiful clothes for gorgeous girls -
a selection of past seasons favourites – standby for some bargains – elbows to the ready, sale items, samples, one offs – sure to find something for your daughter(s), niece, goddaughter ….. at seriously discounted prices from this gorgeous Nottinghill shop – ilovegorgeous.co.uk
Baked Goods by Alice and Maude
Available to eat on the spot with tea or to take home. Beautiful baked goods with lovely attention to detail by Alice and Maude.
Mick’s Adventures with food – pre-bookable lunch at Lovely Merchants
Mick is one of London’s great gourmands, brilliant at sourcing and combining fresh seasonal produce to make really tasty food. His passion is cooking and even more eating the finest food. Known to many as Mick the Fish because of years of sourcing the finest fish and seafood, but his love of everything gastronomic extends beyond the fruits of the sea. We are lucky at Lovely Merchants to experience his unique cooking. Text Mick on 07836208277 for payment details. Prebooking essential.
LUNCH 25TH NOVEMBER 1.30 PM
Fired Aubergine on Tahina with drizzled coriander juice.
Mixed Shellfish scatter with a light Bisque.
PIEDMONT CHICKEN BREAST
Chicken Breast with sage covered with thinly sliced onions Roasted.
MINI SALAD LEAVES
MEDITERRANEAN FISH STEW
A selection of several types of Fish Fillets in a fish stock with Mediterranean vegetables.
(made without shellfish)
SQUASH AND BEETROOT
Pan sweated mixed Squash mixed with Beetroot, Lime and Mint served with melted Comte.
ROAST PORK WITH APRICOTS
served with crushed Ligurian Potatoes mixed with thinly sliced baby artichokes capers and pine nuts.
A SELECTION OF “LA GROTTA” ICE CREAMS, SORBETS.
Flavours will be confirmed on the day
CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE PARFAIT.
APPLE CRUMBLE WITH BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE.
a none blue cheese plate available if ordered in advance
A selection of some of the best cheeses available from the UK, France, Spain and Italy
(£6.00 supplement )
Please pay in advance with your choice of dishes for each course. £29.50 for 3 courses
Text me with your email details and choice on 07836208277 to receive my bank details and reference number.
Reservations confirmed when money has entered my account,
Cancelations 100% up to 7 days in advance of 25th November.