Cafe Nouveau is a little tea room held in the lovely home of Marie-Claire who I had the great pleasure of previously meeting at a clandestine cake club. I had planned to visit this secret supper club for awhile and when a rhubarb themed afternoon came I swiftly booked a couple of tickets.
Arriving at Cafe Nouveau we were shown into the dining room to meet the other guests and given a little cup of the nicest rhubarb drink I've had.
Then we got stuck in:
I'm not gonna say anything for awhile....
|Ham, Duck and Mackerel Sandwiches|
|Cheese and Onion Tart|
|Fruit Scones with clotted cream and R+G Jam|
|Little apple and raspberry cakes|
|Macarons with rhubarb and ginger jam|
|Rhubarb and Custard Cake|
|Rhubarb Meringue Tart|
Seriously, what can I say about the above that the pictures don't already? Just a true celebration of one of Yorkshire finest exports.
The rhubarb punch - refreshing, sweet with a slight sourness.
Macaron's - just perfect, crisp but chewy and with rhubarb and ginger, delicious.
Rhubarb tart - crisp pastry, sour rhubarb, sweet meringue. you can't go wrong.
Sandwiches - mackerel with rhubarb is just bloody lovely.
The other guests - a couple of guests at Cafe Nouveau have to be some of the funniest people that I have met, literally story after story of absolute hilarity after we had all had eaten, this why I love the idea of supper clubs, you never know who you will have the great fortune to meet.
Roll on next time.