from 11 - 20.00 (18.00 on Sunday)
The Valentine’s Slow Food London Market at Southbank will have the very best of produce from which to assemble a memorable meal for your loved one: Colchester Native oysters; Valentine steaks; heart-shaped cheeses; Mahalabeyeh (Middle Eastern rose petal rice pudding); seductive wines – still and lusciously pink or sensuously sparkling – and, of course, chocolate.
In the Event Tent, 3 days of demos and workshops will show you how to spice up your love life from Arabica’s exemplary, exotic range; explore intriguing alternatives to Champagne; infuse deep, dark chocolate drinks with chilli, cardamom and saffron; produce a Slow Valentine’s meal in a rather swift 30 minutes; and we’ll even rise to the challenge of credit crunch (culinary) seduction!
Friday Demo Programme
12.00 A not-so-slow Valentine's meal
The Butcher's Hook - Jacky Lelièvre
13.00 Transylvanian traditions and Rose petal preserve
Fundatia ADEPT Transilvania - Jim Turnbull
14.00 Boutique wines for Valentine's
Green & Blue - Kate Thal
15.00 Chocolate infusions
Ubuntu Chocolate - Jeremy Wickremer
16.00 Love Slow Bread
Flour Power City - Manuel Monade
17.00 Argan oil inside and out
Slow Food London - David Natt
The Arabica Food & Spice Company
Ash Green Organics
Bean & Gone
Café Spice Namasté
Caroline’s Cake & Candy
Cornish Meadow Preserves
Dorset & Devon Delicacies (via Eggardon stand)
Eggardon Rare Breeds
Flour Power City
Game 4 Everything
Green & Blue
Manor Farm Game
Norfolk & Suffolk Speciality Foods
The Olive Bar
Palmavera Sardinian Fine Foods
Rainha Santa / Roast Hog
Richard Haward’s Oysters
Slow Food London (inside the Event Tent)
Suzette’s Fresh Pancakes
The Traditional Bratwurst Co.
New trader Palmavera stock carefully selected high quality regional foods from Sardinia sourced directly from producers who employ traditional, artisan methods of production.
To celebrate Valentine's they have created a special range of "Amore" food baskets, including saffron infused malloreddus pasta, their own single estate, extra virgin olive oil and millefiori honey.
They also offer gift bags and boxes of delicious torrone, traditional biscuits and a selection of rare honeys, perfect for lovers with a sweet tooth.
All products can be presented in stylish re-usable gift bags and baskets. Prices start from £4 for honeys, biscuits and torrone and £15 for food baskets, which can also be made to order.
Please contact email@example.com or 020 7288 1629 for further information or visit the Palmavera stand at the Valentine's Slow Food Market
Eggardon Rare Breeds from Dorset are also new to the market and are bringing a wealth of produce from a variety of breeds including Scottish Black Face and Dorset mutton, Hebridean lamb, Tamworth and Berkshire pork – maybe some Oxford Sandy & Black. They will have a limited number of Valentine steaks from both pork and lamb – to be certain of securing these, please do pre-order using the contact details below. Eggardon will also have Iron Age sausages in addition to their British Pig Award award-winning Berkshire sausages, and will be preparing hot food to go.
We are delighted that they are also introducing fine, sustainably sourced fish products from their neighbours in Dorset and Devon, enabling you to secure a Valentine’s feast starter as well as main course. Chef Jacky Lelièvre from The Butcher’s Hook – a favourite demonstrator at our markets – will be preparing, not so slowly, a Slow Valentine’s Feast using fishcakes, Valentine steaks and a surprise pudding on Friday 13th at 12 noon. www.eggardon.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 0130 8482491
Farmstead, who purvey hand-made, small production French cheeses, directly sourced and matured in custom-built rooms, have 30g and 60g heart-shaped Neufchâtel, and also goat’s cheese hearts – some with pink peppercorns and some with shaved truffle, as also washed rind hearts (strong and spicy) –appealing to all tastes! Also heart shaped oatcakes and heart breads.
Pre-order via La Fromagerie email@example.com 020 7935 0341. Patricia Michelson will be giving a talk and tasting about the ‘âme’ or heart of cheese in the Event Tent at 3pm on Sunday.
A delicious innovation from world-famous Café Spice Namaste is a handsome hand-painted gift box of three of Mr Todiwala's Splendidly Spicy and Deliciously Hot Chutneys. Guaranteed to make your taste buds tingle -- and set many a heart a-flutter -- World Master Chef Cyrus Todiwala chose these varieties especially for the show: beetroot, lemon and chilli and swede. An impressive gift, and a loving accompaniment to any romantic Valentine's meal. Only £12. For more information, visit www.mrtodiwala.com
The Arabica Food and Spice Company will be purveying pure Rosewater -- the perfume of the Queen of Sheba – along with instructions on how to use it to wash your face or perfume a hot bath!
For a Valentine’s dessert try their Mahalabeyeh – rose petal rice-pudding – a beautiful desert made with Egyptian rice and organic Ivy House milk topped with crushed pistachios and delicately perfumed rose petal syrup.
Almost all Arabica’s baklawa are perfumed with rosewater, and they will make small Valentine’s gift trays to order plus limited amounts of Lovers Delight – Isparta rose petal Turkish delight, handmade specially for the Valentine’s Market.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7708 5577
Cornish Meadow Preserves , whose glowing display met with great acclaim at Christmas 08, their first appearance at the market, have a number of preserves they are making new for the show, including Strawberry & Rose, and Orange and Passion fruit marmalade. See www.cornishmeadow.co.uk for the full range, and email email@example.com to pre-order.
Rose petal preserve from the Slow Food stand
Slow Food London is delighted to have secured stock of the wonderful Rose Petal Preserve from Slow Food Tarnawa Mare in Romania, who manage the Saxon Villages Preserves Presidium (read all about the Transylvanian Siebenburgen and their traditions at http://www.slowfoodfoundation.org/eng/presidi/dettaglio.lasso?cod=308 )
£5 for a 227g jar
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8670 6184 to pre-order
Caroline's Cake and Candy - hand-made traditional sweets and gluten-free cakes will be producing special cupcakes with heart decorations. For pre-orders call Caroline on 07927 258 978
Chocstar is offering the following chocolate treats:
Rosewater infused Venezuelan truffles - £6.50 for a bag of 10
Chocolate heart cookies - £1.50 each
Red Velvet cupcakes - £2 each or £22 for 12
Order via e-mail (email@example.com) or phone (0774 807 3848) and pick up from the van from Friday 13th - Sunday 15th Feb.