The Inside Out Chef – Eats out

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The Inside Out Chef – Eats out

Over the summer, I have enjoyed being a guest at other people’s events. After returning from holidays I met up with friends at the Pommery – a  pop up champagne bar in the Signet Library – for afternoon tea. We spent a wonderful couple of hours sipping champagne, followed by lots of of tea and coffee.

The afternoon tea started with some wonderful savories and sandwiches.

Followed by scones, cakes and pastries

I was not able to finish all the tasty delights, so our waitress boxed them up for me to take home, that’s what I call service.

As an occasional supper club host it is nice to attend other supper clubs. When I started hosting my own supper clubs, I heard great things about Charlie and Evelyn’s Table – when I first became interested in attending other supper clubs to see what it was all about, they were on a maternity break and then they moved house so after a year of waiting impatiently, I had my place at their table.

I had a relaxed enjoyable evening with great food, company and host; I will let the pictures I took of their delightful food tell the story

The starter – Duck rillettes with plum chutney and apricot and walnut soda bread

Main course

Beef stroganoff, buttered pappardelle, chilli green beans


Baked apple crumble, rhubarb compote, coconut custard.

To go along with the coffee, they had made lovely mini-meringues:

Mini meringues

For anyone thinking of visiting a supper club, whether for the first time or not, I would highly recommend to book a place at Charlie and Evelyn’s table, and a big thank you to Chris, Rachel and Eva for a great night

This weekend the Edinburgh Cake Ladies hit the road to Cammerlaws Farm for afternoon tea- we had a beautiful drive down through stunning countryside.

We arrived at Cammerlaws Farm and were met by Pamela (a fellow Cake lady) and her mum Anne- they showed us into the warm and cosy livingroom, where we were served a glass of fizz – as I was driving, I was offered a glass of chilled fizzy apple, which was lovely.

While we tucked in to a tasty bites, the dinning room was being set with our afternoon tea

Sandwiches, scones served with award winning jam, meringues

My favourite of the day was the choux buns, filled with honeycomb and cream:

Choux buns filled with honeycomb and cream…

As this is a working farm, we had the opportunity to meet some of the newest residents – calves born the night before. This allowed us to stretch our legs and make room for the larger cakes.

Orange cake topped with chocolate orange

Pecan and Maple tart

Victoria Sponge filled with award winning jam and cream

I washed this down with some very tasty hazelnut tea.

I think Cammerlaw Farm would be a great addition to the pop up scene in Edinburgh and the Borders, and definitely well worth the journey- a beautiful setting, amazing cake and friendly hosts.


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