A pop-up charity afternoon tea by Tasting + Musing, raising money and awareness for cancer research. All proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK.
T+M is an experimentalist through and through. By day a biologist, she uses yeast cells to study how cells grow and divide, hoping to understand mechanisms behind diseases including cancer. By night, she continues her experiments in the kitchen, often not veering far from yeast, harnessing their potential to produce sourdough breads and all sorts of ferments.
This will not be your usual afternoon tea served on a 3-tiered set, but instead a 3-part tasting menu, where each course involves a smorgasbord of flavours and textures. The idea is to also create a friendly and inviting atmosphere through sharing and tearing. The food will be seasonal and plant-focussed, featuring organic and locally sourced ingredients where possible. Breads are made using traditional, slow fermentation methods, and all baked goods are homemade.
The full menu will follow closer to date, and may change depending on the availability of seasonal produce. But just to whet your appetite, here are a few dishes that may feature:
Fermented Rye Tartine · Sunflower Seeds Tzatziki · Harissa Golden Beets
Toasted Sourdough Crumpet · Medjool Date Butter · Smoked Sea Salt
Bay Custard · Poached Rhubarb · Baharat Filo