Hello one and all and welcome to Altenburg Kitchen’s very own blog!
This may seem like a very straight forward step for most of you tech-heads however after 3 hours and 2 computer crashes into my sacred Sunday afternoon I am starting to regret ever getting involved!
Anyway back to the serious stuff… food, food glorious food! What we love and live for and even more so now that those winter evenings are drawing in. Altenburg Kitchen is a home-run restaurant set up by Camilla and Lucy from our home in Clapham Junction. Our general ethos at Altenburg is to serve up hearty and healthy home-cooked food in a very laid back and friendly atmosphere.
Food wise we try to avoid the supermarkets wherever possible, ingredients are sought locally and we go out of our way to find fresh and exciting seasonal ingredients.
Anyway enough of the technicalities, as they sat the proof is in the pudding. We opened our doors to our first diners at the beginning of October, after 6 bottles of celebratory champagne our virgin diners were served up slow roasted shoulder of pork with oriental salad. Pudding was a seasonal plum Tart Tatin oozing sugary plummy sauce… need I say more? (Unfortunately Eddie the photographer got rather stuck into the celebratory champagne hence the lack of photographic evidence of any food on our first night!)
The plates came and went, the sink seemed to burst at the seams; whoever thought their student days of dishwashing were over? All well worth it though, a trusty glass of rouge awaited us at the other end and we eventually waved goodbye to some rather wobbly guests at 2am.
Soooooooo with no complaints or injuries it was onto our next evening. Last Wednesday we had 25 through the doors along with our very first food blogger! Msmarmitelover came to investigate the goings on at Altenburg Kitchen and offer us a few helpful tips and pointers. Diners and blogger were served up spicy pumpkin soup to warm the cockles, wild mushroom and beef stroganoff all of which was topped off with a healthy slice of blackberry cheesecake…
And so again the sink heaved, the wine bottles emptied and the chatter rolled on. Don’t you worry we will be opening the doors again very soon, please look at our diary section for dates and menus and we look forward to seeing you through those doors very soon!