Countdown to the opening of ‘The Potting Shed’

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Blog, Katherine's Diary | 0 comments

Welcome to The Potting Shed

Come in we’re open

Some of you will have noticed I’ve been a little quiet recently!
Well, there are several reasons for that, and here is one of them I’ll share with you all.
I’m opening a pop up Cafe during the Onform Sculpture Exhibition at Asthall Manor, just near Burford on the road to Cheltenham.

Check out their website for events and The Potting Shed updates.
It’s the most spectacular setting for the phenomenal sculptures created by many talented artist from around the globe.
Held once every 2 years it has been a privilege to be involved since it’s conception over 10 years ago.
With 800 guests expected for the private view this Saturday I’m geared up and ready to go with over 100kg of strawberries and cream, buttermilk scones, clotted cream and homemade raspberry jam, scrumptious quail eggs with spiced aromatic salt and glasses of the classic, Vodka Pimm’s with borage and fiery ginger beer.

Only this time I will be staying just a little bit longer!
Across the road from the Manor is the walled ‘potager’ were the delightful head veggie gardener Julie takes meticulous care of the diverse vegetables and fruit.
It’s been tricky trying to design a menu when you don’t quite know what’s going to be ready.
But, after Tuesday’s walk around my mind was buzzing with ideas and exciting recipes.

On Monday the Potting Shed was just that but by Tuesday with a huge effort from the Asthall team and a massive thank you to Jack, totally ‘Jack of all trades’ we have a Cafe!
Pictures to follow, but for now, back to the Elderflower and Rhubarb confiture.

We are open to the public on Sunday June 8 from 11 to 6.
Then from Wednesdays to Sundays 11 to 6 until Sunday July 6


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