Feast from the Middle East

We will be back at The Lightbox Cafe:Bar in Peterborough on Friday 13th July.  Rather than just a pop-up, this time we will be cooking a 5-course Middle Eastern menu for our diners to enjoy, a convivial & relaxed, “elbows on the table” evening.

The menu of Feast from the Middle East is priced at £23.95 per person and booking is essential with tickets already selling fast.  The event is to celebrate the launch of a new wine menu at The Lightbox – pairing wines specially selected by Amps Wine Merchants will be available to buy on the night.

The Menu:

  1. Three of our favourite mezze dips: a classic hummus; feta haydari with honey; a beetroot tzatziki.
  2. Warm king prawn salad with pink radish & red onion with za’atar & orange dressing.
  3. Spice marinated & slow cooked local lamb shoulder served with dried fruits, cous-cous, sekanjabin (mint syrup) & fresh salads.
  4. Dessert #1 is an individual blueberry, lime & ginger “cheesecake”.
  5. Dessert #2 is a chocolate, orange & cardamom mousse with honeycomb.

To book, please call The Lightbox on 01733 894444.

Bow Wow! at The Lightbox

Peterborough’s Lightbox Café : Bar has announced details of its latest artisan street food event with their pop-up partners  Bread Meat Cheese, to be held at the Bridge Street venue on Friday 18th May.

“Bao Wow!” is priced at £12.95 per head with guests sampling an authentic taste of Asia with a tray of three different hirata “buns” including a glass of Prosecco, wine, beer or soft drink.

Gua Bao (steamed buns) has been Taiwan’s most popular street food for years but when legendary New York chef David Chang put his version on the menu at Momofuku in 2009 they went global.  Today you can queue for hours to eat these fluffy, pillowy buns stuffed with exotic Asian flavours at London bao shops such as five venue “Bao”, Peckham’s “Mr Bao” & winner of the British Street Foods Awards 2016,”Le Bao” food-truck.   So now’s your chance to enjoy the authentic street food taste with a set menu of 3 of the favourites from Bread Meat Cheese at The Lightbox, without the queue!

The menu comprises:
Chashu pork bao, sweet chilli & soy sauce, pickled cucumber, spring onion & chilli
Roast fragrant spiced duck bao, hoisin sauce, pickled bean sprouts, spring onion & peanuts
Meera’s vegan shiitake mushroom bao, soy, garlic & peanut sauce, pickled cucumber & peanuts

Home cooked, filled prawn crackers, homemade Asian slaw and other sides will be also be available on the night.

Booking is essential via The Lightbox Café on 01733 894444 or www.thelightboxcafe.co.uk or simply by calling in.