OUR MISSION

Gastro Culinary Innovation, our aim:

To develop a brand that delivers and shows a talent at identifying new trends, creating inventive ways of bringing culinary excellence from around the world, in new forms of presentation... back to you.

With our passion for good food, experience and knowledge, packed into the back of our van we set out
on our quest.

Jacqui & Caroline xx

The Gastro Girls
 

OUR COLLECTION

Travel broadens the palate...

Ever developing, our extensive 'Collection' includes
discovered delights from the many exciting streets of the
world, beautiful bakery from Europe and fresh, funky
fusions from our kitchen.

Wrapped up and served beautifully in our creative, bold,
designer packaging!


Taste for adventure, Spice for life
 

Street Feasts

Serving: Hard core, really good authentic food...

Street food has evolved. Recognizing this growing trend
we have gone that one step further and created a range
of exciting dishes from around the world, serving them up
in our unique 'Gastropak®', so you can experience
authentic eating 'street' style while you are sitting
comfortably in your seat!
SNEAK A PEEK
 

Artisan Bakery

We all love good hot bread, or light pastries fresh out of
the oven, beautiful cakes that ignite childhood memories.

We take pride in delivering that special simple experience, well, and with a difference.

Everyone deserves a guilty pleasure!
SNEAK A PEEK
 

Gastro Kitchen

Our Kitchen is a hub of creativity and inventive fun - it's where we transform inspiration into reality!

Experimenting with traditional or exotic tastes and sensational spices, we create delicious, innovative fusions and dishes in a variety of forms.
SNEAK A PEEK
 
NEWS
Our exciting news announced at WTCE Hamburg!
23.04.18

Gastro Culinary Innovation and Crantock Foods (The Bake Factory) have reached agreement to exclusively collaborate in the global travel sector with immediate effect.

The collaboration will see Gastro providing all of The Bake Factory “front of house” sales and marketing services and a joint approach to research and product development.

J&Cx

Itsu, eat beautiful...
10.10.17

Itsu Eat Beautiful Gastro Culinary Innovation Airline Travel Sector

We are very proud to announce that we have been exclusively selected to provide on-going sales and marketing services for the uber on-trend brand Itsu [grocery] within the airline travel sector.

Chris Ford, Sales Director for Itsu [grocery] commented, “the travel sector is a very important part of our growth strategy and we are delighted to be working with GCI to achieve our ambitious goals.”

We are very excited to be representing Itsu and just can’t wait to share their beautifully branded and fabulous range with our global customer base. The products are perfect for people on the move - both packed with flavour, and very health conscious!

Jacqui

British Baker 2017 Finalist
11.09.17

Celebrating and enjoying a great night out at the Hilton Park Lane, British Baker 2017 awards.

British Baker 2017, Finalists Gastro Culinary Innovation

Our delicious, indulgent, Italian-inspired topped Focaccia bread range proudly made finalist at these reknowned industry bakery awards.

J&Cx

Dragons' Den
22.08.17

Creative Nature Superfood Bars made their appearance on Dragons' Den last night. We are very proud to be able to offer these delicious bars exclusively to the travel food service sector.

Creative Nature Dragons Den Superfood Snack Bars Flapjacks

Health and wellbeing is very much in the forefront of our minds. It is key to be able to offer the best in class to our customers. Creative Nature bars not only deliver on taste, and superfood goodness, they also cover the ‘free from’ special meal codes – as shown at the bottom of our menu cards.

Clean Eating, made simple.

Jx

A bigger taste for adventure!
01.08.17

We are very pleased to be able to announce the next stage of our journey.


Scorpio International Holdings Ltd Gastro Culinary Innovation

Heinemann Scorpio International Holdings Ltd has purchased a majority shareholding in Gastro Culinary Innovation Ltd with immediate effect.  Gebr. Heinemann-owned UK based company, led by the charismatic Stuart McGuire, will give Gastro a much stronger position to grow and offer a new and unique robust business model to the industry.
 
The confidence and support from a global company such as Heinemann Scorpio as a majority shareholder will allow Gastro to drive the business forward, access a bigger client base and bring considerable growth.

It is very much changing times for food on board, customer expectation is high, buy on board is increasing and improving.  It is key to be on top of trends and work well with your clients and manufacturers.  The new model will allow Gastro to grow and be in a position to offer a new and exciting dynamic inflight food proposition.

Our passion for creativity and innovation will continue in our mission to constantly evolve.


Jacqui & Caroline

Spring in Mayfair!
27.03.17

Selection of seafood & fish dishes from Casa Di Stefano in London

Colourful and delicious light lunch enjoyed at Casa di Stefano. Including yellowfin tuna tartare with cucumber, celery and ginger mayo. Pan-fried cod special. Spaghetti ai fruitti de mare con cavolo nero arricciato. Light and breezy decor - you could be beachside anywhere in the Med!

Located : Dover St, Mayfair and St Tropez

www.csristorante.com

Worth a visit to whichever nearest!

Jx

London Glamour - Quaglinos
01.09.16

Quaglinos London Bar Gastro Culinary Innovation

Quaglinos London Bar Gastro Culinary Innovation

Quaglinos London Bar Gastro Culinary Innovation

Quaglinos London Bar Gastro Culinary Innovation

Quaglinos London Bar Gastro Culinary Innovation

London Glamour at its best!

Quaglinos has it all. The stunning décor is there to be fully enjoyed, and delivers that wonderful feeling of knowing you are somewhere ‘special’ - hence you feel ‘special’.

The Gin Joint, (themed this summer) although a lovely bar to sit at and enjoy the surrounding vista, didn’t serve what you expect to be the best in gin and tonics. Gin and tonics can be a work of art these days with many different inclusions to enhance the particular gin profile – we had two different gins both served in high ball tumbler, with lime, we could have been in the Rose and Crown!! Disappointing.

That’s the only gripe. The rest of the evening? Absolutely delicious…

Www.quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk

Jx

 

La Torreta, Dalt Vila, Ibiza
19.08.16

Gastro Culinary Innovation street performer spain ibiza

If you are still lucky enough to be enjoying your holidays and just happen to venture onto the wonderful white isle of Ibiza, it is worth strolling up to Dalt Vila, Upper Town to a delightful fusion Mediterranean restaurant by the name of La Torreta.  Here you can sit outside and watch the street entertainers, enjoying superb service, fabulous quite simple dishes and finish off with a some delightful late night shopping!  Does it get any better!

Jx

Gastro Culinary Innovation crispy fried spain ibiza

Gastro Culinary Innovation fish spain ibiza

Gastro Culinary Innovation roast poultry spain ibiza

Street Feast - It's all in a name!
09.05.16

Gastro Culinary Innovation Street Feast Dalston Junction

Dalston Yard, converted carpark, resident ‘Street Feast’ dining, drinking, social experience.

Gastro Culinary Innovation Street Feast London Dalston Junction

Gastro Culinary Innovation Street Feast London Dalston Junction

Gastro Culinary Innovation Street Feast London Dalston Junction

You want good food, great drinks and interesting conversation this really is an on trend way to spend an evening, with a selection of delicious multi-cultural authentic dishes, and varying great bars! - 'Rum Shack', 'Tequila Treehouse’, 'Hamm Shed', 'Street Vin’ and ‘Gin Store’ you will not go home hungry or thirsty!

I love the passion that surrounds the menus on offer, both by quality, diversity and naming thereof. 'Rola Wola', 'Smoke Stak', 'Haus Party', 'Mother Clucker', 'Yum Bun', 'White Men Cant Jerk', 'Bad Brownie’. Real food and real vibes.

Below - Tuna Sashimi - by Poke. 35 great gins in ‘The Gin Store' - perfectly served by Josh.

Gastro Culinary Innovation Street Feast London Dalston

Gastro Culinary Innovation Street Feast London Dalston Junction

Enjoy
Jx

On tour...
20.04.16

In preparation...

'Good morning...'

Gastro Culinary Innovation WTCE Hamburg WTCE2016 airline food

Big thank you to all those who joined us on our stand for a chat, tasty bites, afternoon tea and cake, and/or glass of champagne.

Gastro Culinary Innovation WTCE Hamburg WTCE2016 airline food

Gastro Culinary Innovation WTCE Hamburg WTCE2016 airline food

Gastro Culinary Innovation WTCE Hamburg WTCE2016 airline food

Finito!

J&Cx

World Travel Catering Expo - Hamburg Messe 4H31
31.03.16

Gastro Culinary Innovation Gastro Girls WTCE Hamburg Food Show Exhibition

Deli Dishes
30.03.16

Gastro Culinary Innovation Deli Dishes

Our new 'DELI DISHES’ offer a varied range of deli-cious savoury hot and cold eats for the ultimate in savoury convenience snacking. 

J&Cx

Sweet Treats
21.03.16

Deli Sweet WTCE 2016

Celebrating at the Networking Drinks and daily Networking lunches.  Come along and eat cake!

Jx

Beautiful Barcelona
11.03.16

I had the absolute pleasure of a couple of delicious days in the beautiful city of Barcelona.  Enjoyed the following restaurants so much want to share.  First port of call, a superb lunch at Chez Coco Rotisserie.  Originally a bridal house, it was converted into this stunning restaurant, including a delightful garden.  Just lovely. 

Barcelona Chez Coco Rotisserie

Barcelona Chez Coco Rotisserie

Barcelona Chez Coco Rotisserie

Dinner – Roco Moo @ Hotel Omm.  Elegant and surprising, an exciting twist on Catalan cooking, new tastes and concepts made it very special.  The innovative, sophisticated, modern hotel is the home to this superb Michelin star, very creative restaurant, where not everything is as it appears!

Barcelona Roco Moo Hotel Omm

Barcelona Roco Moo Hotel Omm

Barcelona Roco Moo Hotel Omm

Barcelona Roco Moo Hotel Omm

Barcelona Roco Moo Hotel Omm

My real favourite for all the finest Spanish reasons was BAR MUT, probably the best tapas bar I have every had the pleasure of enjoying.  Scallops to die for,  beautiful seafood, very special dish of Potato rosti, egg, prawns and pine nuts, fab staff and atmosphere.  It delivered and more …

Barcelona Bar Mut

Barcelona Bar Mut

Barcelona Bar Mut

 

Barcelona Bar Mut

Jx

Follow our journey
12.02.16

We've just launched on Instagram, sharing foodie experiences and inspiration from our travels.

Instagram

Enjoying life to innovate!

J&C x

Change of Attifood
13.01.16

Click here for my blog contribution to CabinSpace and WTCE websites.

Happy Eating…

Jx

Season's Eatings
14.12.15

Merry Christmas to one and all, may your Christmas be filled with lots of little packages...

Season's Eatings Gastro Culinary Innovation Tree

Season's Eatings!

Good cake to all men

& a delicious new year!

J&C x

 

The Park, Bruges
26.10.15

In my opinion the definition of a 'good restaurant’ is the overall experience. Starting with the welcome, followed by the setting, service, ambiance, and of course the culinary enjoyment. All elements must work well together to really achieve the ultimate pleasure and lasting memory of a great evening.

The Park Restaurant is a beautiful house transformed into a dining palace with personality. Originally a very elegant home (until 50 years ago) it has been in the hands of the current owners - two talented brothers - since 1989. The multiple reception rooms are all beautifully furnished to create a suite of grand dining rooms.

The Park, Bruges

The Park, Bruges

The Park, Bruges

Service is impeccable, both personable, informative and of course attentive. The personality of Axel - front of house - is very much part of this. For me the exciting and well selected 'Gin List’ is a must to be enjoyed, served with a delicious citrus ‘blue' tonic which was a first for us, makes for a perfect start to a lovely evening.

Gin at The Park, Bruges

The culinary element certainly does not disappoint - far from it. 

Cheese Gratin filled with Brittany Scallops

Old fashioned Cheese Gratin filled with Brittany Scallops

Carrot Soup

Cream of Carrot Soup

Cod fillet, Samphire, White wine sauce & potato souffle

Cod filet with Samphire, White wine sauce, potato soufflé

Flambe!

Creme Brule, Nougat icecream and raspberry coulis

Crème Brulee & Chilled Nougat Ice Cream with Raspberry coulis and marinated strawberries

Everything was just lovely, very traditional French, executed to perfection. I truly enjoyed the Cheese Gratin with Brittany Scallops. Apart from being absolutely delicious, the mini crescent of beautifully crisp puff pastry accompaniment, when eaten with the rich Gratin, complimented totally - with a lovely, light, buttery crisp bite. Superb.

So if you happen to find yourself in the beautiful city of Bruges, please book a evening in this delightful restaurant. You will be left with a truly lovely memory!

Jx

Beautiful Bruges
19.10.15

The historic city of Bruges offers so many wonderful sights, from the beautiful buildings on and around the winding waterways to ride through and enjoy the peaceful ambiance...

Bruges

Bruges waterways

Bruges

Bruges

Bruges

...to the gastronomic shops and restaurants offering so many specialist artisan products – particularly of the sweeter variety.

Bruges chocolate

Waffle on the go!

Bruges meringue

Mouthwatering meringues presented in flavours you would expect in an ice cream parlour.

Bruges marzipan

Multi-choice Marzipan Menu

Bruges nougat

Nutty Nougat in every complimentary variant possible!

Bruge Chocolate making

Mr Candy at work!

Bruges Beers

Restaurants are a plenty, moules being very popular with the many Belgium beers on offer…

Definitely worth a visit.

Jacqui x

P.S Coming Soon - For the more extravagant amongst you, a true culinary pleasure  – probably the best restaurant in Bruges!

Tee hee!
13.10.15

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue!

Jx

Year for the Afternoon Tea experience...
07.10.15

This year's 'Cake and Bake' show had some lovely creations and concepts for all to enjoy.

Meringues at Cake&Bake

Our favourite has to be the ‘BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour’, a Routemaster bus converted for an indulgent afternoon tea service, whilst enjoying the delightful sights London has to offer.

BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour Routmaster London Bus

Inside the BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour Routemaster London Bus

What delicious fun!


Jx

Lovely London Humour!
15.09.15

Sign reads: skinny people are easy to kidnap, eat more pies!

Cafe Life Awards
14.08.15

Cafe Life Awards logo

Excited…

On receiving the news that we have been shortlisted for the Café Life Awards (sweet category) for our delicious Afternoon Tea on the go cake concept.

Afternoon Tea Cafe Box

We shall be enjoying the night of the 24th September in full with our friends at the Café Life Awards Dinner with host Aldo Zilli and the Café Life team, making the most of it whatever the result, in true Gastro style.  Looks like we will be in good company….

Cafe Life Awards Aldo and Gethin

Cafe Awards

The Café Society Awards are Held in conjunction with Lunch! The contemporary food to go show

Sugar and Spice and all things…
07.08.15

Crispy crab-filled courgette flowers

Crispy Crab Filled Courgette Flowers with pickled courgette, romesco sauce and herb oil, served at The Herring, Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

Poolside Chicken Caesar

Chicken Caesar – poolside

Salmon & Tuna Tartare

Salmon & Tuna Tartare – served by the Jockey Club, Ses Selinas Beach, Ibiza

Sesame Salmon with a view

The view

Sesame Salmon with a view

Sundowners over the marina

Very nice.

Life's great pleasures.

Happy holidays x

Jacqui x

 

Celebration - Ibizan style
25.06.15

“San Juan, santo de milagro que hace de esta isla un hermoso festival"

bonfires & dancing in San Juan


Fireworks on the beach in San Juan

24th June is a Spanish holiday In celebration for S.Juan, saint of miracles. This island gives a beautiful festival the night before with dancing, bonfires, fireworks and all things noisy - families, hipsters and us unsuspecting tourists celebrate into the early hours of the holiday.

A summer version of our New Year's Eve! Can't be bad!

Jx

The total joys of Borough Market
12.06.15

Cake selection

Cake selection

One for the Gastro mini cake menu.

Doughnuts

Recommended for palate, not waistline!


Baguettes

Borough Market Stall

Lovely concoctions of flavour!

Borough Market Shop

Serving in BM since 1964.

Characters!

Local characters!


Borough Market Campervan

COME IN MANY FORMS...

Jx

Your average Waitrose shopper!
08.06.15

Parked outside the local Waitrose

Parked outside mine yesterday morning, made me smile. An absolute beaut!

Jx

 

Foodies Festival - Brighton
06.05.15

Foodies Festival

This Bank holiday weekend, Brighton played host to the 'Foodies Festival'. Set on the Hove lawns the festival had a strong following of varying 'Street Food Vendors' from around the Globe, including Hungary (think this a first for me in this arena) serving their national favourite of 'Goulash', along with some strange-looking sausages.

Foodies Festival Baba Jerk

Foodies Festival Moroccan

These days are always fun - whatever the weather! With vehicles as creative and fun as the food they were serving, see for yourself. My favourite - two BBQ's built within a VW Beetle Convertible!

Foodies Festival VW Beetle BBQ

Gastro Girls Do Hamburg
01.05.15

The Gastro Girls and our stand at WTCE Hamburg 2015

Exhibiting at the World Travel Catering Exhibition WTCE was our reason and absolute pleasure for being in Hamburg. 

In true Gastro style -  leading not following - our stand stood out, gaining a tremendous amount of compliments and smiles as although small, it was fun and quirky, with presence.

The Gastro WTCE stand

Designed on the same principle as our products - to be as good on the outside as on the inside - it displayed our beautifully packaged afternoon tea cakes and savoury hot eat products with ease and personality.

Our days were full of talking, laughter and tasting. Meeting customers and friends old and new. Our evenings continued in the same vein but with the addition of an accompanying tipple and dance!

Hamburg is a stunning cosmopolitan gastronomique City, truly worth a visit if eating, walking, biking, architecture and enjoying watching the world and fantastic cars go by is your thing that is...

J&Cx

 

Afternoon Tea - Don't Mind If I Do...
10.04.15

Afternoon Tea Twinings

Beautiful snippets of old favourites.  New creations and time to enjoy.  A truly favoured pleasing experience.  Even better when two becomes one and marries together perfectly.

Twinings Tea Brand Ambassador and Tea Specialist Lucy Chappell is doing just this with a selection of our delightful afternoon tea cakes and pairing with specific Twinings tea blends.  To experience and learn about these delightful pairings please attend the WTCE Taste of Travel Theatre, Thursday 16th at 2pm or alternatively pass by our stand 4L40.

Chat. Laugh. Sip. Savour...

Join us at stand 4l40
31.03.15

Gastro Culinary Innovation WTCE Stand Info

Dig Deep for Charity!
13.03.15

Gastro Culinary Innovation Red Nose Day Cuppie Cakes

Proud to Support British Airways with Red Nose Cupcakes!

If you are passing through Gatwick Airport today, you may well be greeted by lovely British Airways staff and crew giving out delicious Red Nose cupcakes.  Please donate generously for this wonderful and important cause.  All proceeds go to Red Nose Day.

xx

New HQ
06.03.15

New address for Gastro Culinary Innovation

Chiltern Firehouse
02.02.15

I had the ultimate pleasure last week of dining at the very fashionable and stylish Chiltern Firehouse. 

On arrival the place was buzzing with an array of interesting looking people: indoor-hat-wearing men (must be creatives) gorgeous woman and sophisticated older men - who where all no doubt very important film directors and the like - and smartly presented staff from every direction.

Having spent half an hour propped up at the end of the relatively small bar (as no room anywhere else) we were led to our table. Lucky enough to be positioned just under the kitchen, and seated next to the owner! I was in prime position to get a great view of the rest of the restaurant and clientele, to fully breath in and absorb the atmosphere - which really is part of your evening here.

Service was absolutely faultless, starting with a lovely greeting from a charming young chap, dressed individually in a white suit - and an extensive knowledge of the menu.  First, a pre-starter of the Crispy Cod Skins and the infamous Crab-stuffed doughnuts. 

These were followed by a young, trendy but knowledgeable Sommelier popping by to help with the choice of wine. The lovely Portuguese Head Chef Nuno Mendeswas charming, welcoming and happy to talk, even during prime service.

Then came the Steak Tartare; wow was this superb. Served with a fiery chipotle & firehouse hot sauce and very thin crisp toasts - once the tender diced beef was mixed with the accompaniments - it just blew your mind.

Chiltern Firehouse Steak Tartare

Our mains: consisting of the Welsh Lamb, so delicately infused with split mint oil, and the Wild Sea Bass with grilled romaneso & green pistachios.  Superb.

Chiltern Firehouse Welsh Lamb

Chiltern Firehouse Wild Sea Bass

The pièce de résistance was the stunning Panna Cotta as shown below, the caramelised cinnamon topping and fresh apple interior sent it above the taste expectation richter scale.

Chiltern Firehouse Panna Cotta

On leaving we had to go via the back door (we were told) to avoid paparazzi outside, to a waiting restaurant limo - all very Hollywood - but just the end of what was the most enjoyable evening.

Jx

La Bodega Negra
22.01.15

Authentic Mexican street food served to you in a funky, happening basement restaurant in Soho.  Strongly recommend a visit here if you are ready to have some fun and wash away the January blues.  Starting with a delicious House Margarita then hit the extensive menu. 

La Bodega Negra

Great selection of strong tasting dishes, served in artistically in a rustic fashion, by plenty of good looking staff - so no issue on waiting too long for anything!  We had a vast selection of dishes, too many to remember all (especially following the Margaritas) but do remember an array of Tacos, Tostaditos followed by mains including Oxtail Enchiladas, Slow Roast Lamb Babacoa, Habareno Soft Shell Crab and yummy Pork Belly Mezcal & Salsa Arbol.

Great tunes from the resident DJ, along with fab after-dinner cocktails in the bar finishes a fun eve perfectly!

The entrance in Old Compton St is not as you would expect! 

J&Cx

New Year Cheer
13.01.15

A day in the lovely Royal Tunbridge Wells:

Funny old month January, especially the beginning where we are all getting ourselves back into gear, are broke and often not eating what we would normally choose, boring! 

Tunbridge Wells fish shop

On Saturday I had the great pleasure in not venturing too far and visiting the lovely old town of Tunbridge Wells.  Set in the beautiful Kent countryside, it offers a vast selection of independent very established shops, quaint coffee shops and international restaurants.  From global to local, a wide variety of international and English cuisines on offer including; Nepalese, Bangladeshi, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Thai and French, amongst its beautiful cobbled streets.

The Pentiles kitchen shop

Recommend: a visit to the beautifully full kitchen shop in the Pentiles where I would defy anyone to not find the key utensil to make that important dish and more!

The Pentiles Tunbridge Wells

It may take you off track as far as not spending and diets are concerned, but I can assure you it will give you a purely positive lift in this dull month, without having to travel too far!

Jx

Festive London Sights
22.12.14

Having had a delightful week of eating in London, we couldn't help but enjoy Christmas London style...

Christmas decorations London

Christmas lights in London

festive shiny car

festive shiny car

Merry Christmas
22.12.14

Good food to all Merry Christmas

Abu Dhabi
01.12.14

Last week we took off to the deliciously warm Abu Dhabi to take in SIAL Middle East, The Mercury Awards, and the very well hosted Etihad Cocktail Party.

Having watched Lewis Hamilton win F1 live whilst in the air, we landed to the buzz of Formula 1 everywhere.  Being the foodies we are our first stop was SIAL Middle East, where we took in some interesting concepts.  Including a shawarma made of various layers of Turkish delight, chocolate shoes...

Abu Dhabi SIAL Middle East Turkish Delight Shawarma

Abu Dhabi SIAL Middle East Shoecolate

Along with some outstanding displays from the La Cuisine by SIAL - where over 650 chefs compete for four trophy categories including Best Cuisinier/Best Pastry Chef/Best Artist & Best Arab National.

Abu Dhabi La Cuisine SIAL

Abu Dhabi la Cuisine SIAL

Abu Dhabi La Cuisine SIAL

Abu Dhabi La Cuisine SIAL

It's just amazing what can be done with food these 'innovative' days!

J&Cx

Hidden Gem
24.11.14

London Town never ceases to impress and we live here!  Be it with some of the top restaurants of the world or on trend 'dirty' food eateries, as well as wonderful sights such as the Poppies at the Tower.  Whatever it is we do it so well.

We have kick started our festivities with a superb lunch just off Carnaby Street in the West End.  Walking down the trendy street, you are greeted by what I can only describe as the most fitting funky Christmas lights and dec's I have seen to date. 

Carnaby Street Christmas Lights

Carnaby Street Christmas Lights

Half way down Carnaby Street there is a small avenue called Kingly Court, take this and you will walk into this gem of an array of buzzy bars and restaurants to suit every palette, seating inside or out whatever the weather.  Our delicious long lunch took place at Whyte & Brown, where we were looked after extremely well by the lovely Chef Paul.  The following dishes were every bit as delicious as they look....

Whyte & Brown lunch

Carnaby Street Lunch

Carnaby Street Lunch

Carnaby Street Lunch

www.whyteandbrown.com

J&C x

Culinary Delights of beautiful Vienna
21.10.14

Last week we headed off to this lovely city, staying in the very traditional hotel Stefanie which is over 400 years of age, the oldest in Vienna.  Located within 10 minutes walk from the stunning St. Stephens Cathedral.  For our first evening we took ourselves off the splendidly gastronomique Do & Co Restaurant and trendy Bar, overlooking this magnificent Cathedral.

Food was five star as you would expect, good enough even for a very famous British tennis player who happened to be next to us, who went onto win the Vienna Open on Sunday!  Just shows how very important it is to eat well of course!

Our second night we were very fortunate to be taken to a fantastic family owned restaurant situated just outside of Vienna on the Donau - again a beautiful but different setting.  Here we were served the very best of dishes, Austrian style. 

Outside the Donau

Outside the Donau

It is always good to judge a restaurant on a dish you have sampled in many places around the world.  We can honestly say we both had the best Beef Carpaccio ever, just completely melted in the mouth. Mains were equally enjoyable... many thanks to Daniel and Jasmin for taking us and Sonntag for his dishes, and company - not forgetting the Steininger sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.  Ummmm

Pictures shown, Tatuki of Atlantic Tuna - Do & Co.
Selection of dishes enjoyed at the Tuttendorfl

Tatuki of Atlantic Tuna

Day 3 we found ourselves in the garden of Haas Haas, sampling Traditional and Russian Afternoon tea, washed down with 'Viennese Rose Garden Green Tea'.

Does life get any better.

J&C x

Alpha LSG Food Fashion Show
07.10.14

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the second delicious very glamorous 'Food Fashion Show' on Thursday served from the stunning kitchen in Heston.

Wonderful dishes from around the globe, including Bunny Chow, Sea Foraged Vegetable Salad, Japanese Pizza (my total favourite), Boerie Roll, Duck and Ball and the delightful Macanini, along with sweet options of Sweet Street, Paleo Cheesecake, Fro Yo.  Not an evening to be watching the waistline...

Bunny Chow

Sea Foraged Veg Salad

Japanese Pizza

Boerie Roll

Macanini

Chip & Fish

Paleo Cheesecake

Ibizan Inspiration
01.10.14

Gastronomic pleasure on the wonderful white isle of Ibiza

My three favourites, all quite different...

SA PUNTA

What joy to be here... sitting in this stunning open air restaurant positioned on the beautiful bay of Talamanca, views across the bay to the old town Ibiza.  Eating as exquisite as you would expect in such a venue with dishes including (as shown); King Prawn Tempura with wasabi foam, Pollo Payes a la thai Ensalada, Bacalao Negro Salvaje, Mirin, Sake & Miso. Curry Verde de Pollo Payes.

Washed down with a couple of bottles of Rioja Reserva, along with funky tunes from the resident DJ....


THE JOCKEY CLUB, SES SALINAS

Set on the paradisiac beach of crystalline turquoise water and white sand hidden from the world in the dunes sits one of, if not the original Beach Club of Ibiza, established in 1993 - The Jockey Club. 

Swim, or moor up in the bay on your yacht before you decide to take lunch.  Enter the funky Jockey Club restaurant / bar where you can enjoy the best of foods in bare feet and in your bikini.  Dishes here are top of class typical Spanish style, squid, clams in green sauce, avocado, sweet tomato and mozzarella or choose from the specials of the day which are visually and culinarily stunning.

As famous for its legendary music as much as its position, cocktails and delicious dishes...

The simple life...

Set on the rocks on the very edge of the Talamanca bay is a little green beach hut that serves very simply off the BBQ an extensive range of very freshly caught fish, no choice in the accompaniment - just buttery cold potato, and green salad, the plastic chairs wobble on the rocks - inches away from the sea crashing.  Only sound here is the chatter of voices and the sound of the sea.  Simple and oh so wonderful. 

'The art of good eating'

Jacqui x

Speciality Fine Food Show
09.09.14

Having attended the "The Speciality Fine Food Show' at Kensington Olympia yesterday morning.  We had the absolute pleasure of completing what turned out to be a very social afternoon with the select team of old and new industry friends, in a sumptious dinner at the sophisticated 'Kitchen W8' restaurant.

Everything we all had, including the company, was beyound superb including ...

Orkney Scallop with Charred Celerian, Truffle and Roast Chicken Skin
Crisp Porthilly Oyster with Squid, Brown Shrimps, Samphire, Cauliflower and Seaweed

Roast Cornish Brill with Iberico Pork Belly, Caramelised Cauliflower, Salsify ad Cepes
Slow Cooked Veal Cheek with Roast Sweetbreads, Pearl Barley, Carrots, Capers and Raisins

Glazed Loin and Crisp Shoulder of Pata Negra Pork with Greengage, Ginger and Turnip

Washed down with a beautiful bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa.

and to finish..

Chocolate Pave with Peanut Ice Cream, Caramelised Popcorn and Lime


What a treat, highly recommended.

Jacqui & Caroline x

 

Fat Boys Esquina
22.07.14

Fat boys corner, San Sebastián!

Sophisticated Spanish cakes

Sophisticated Spanish Cakes

Spanish Travels
15.07.14

Life has so many wonderful things to offer us.  Some are simple, some are more complex.  It's good to appreciate and enjoy all.  Here are some from our recent travels to the wonderful culinary country of Spain.

Simplicity at its best ...

Churros - queued up on Sunday morning to enjoy these fresh from the hot oil, life doesn't get much better!

Churros Gastro Culinary Inovation

Sunday Lunch

Rustic Lamb...very simple but oh so delicious, lamb falling off the bone, so tender, served with chunky roasted potatoes and veg.  Washed down with a beautiful Rioja.

Spanish Roast Lamb Gastro Culinary Innovation

Monday morning pastries delivered fresh from back of van.

Spanish Pastry Gastro Culinary Innovation

Wafer thin disc coated one side in chocolate.

Spanish Pastries Gastro Culinary Innovation

Chunk of crisp pastry topped in cinnamon and sugar - just like the crispy bit on Bread pudding!  Deelicious.

To follow... Sophisticated Spain.

Supersonic Cake
03.07.14

Launched from our Bakery today....

Supersonic cake Supersonic Cake

 

Global GASTRO nomique at the Alpha LSG Food Fashion Show
23.05.14

Last night we have the absolute pleasure of attending the Food Fashion Show hosted by Alpha LSG at their stunning new kitchen in Heston.

Specialities served from around the world, in a unique form of presentation.  Our favourites included the delightful 'Scotch Eggs' cooked to perfection from Europe, Asian - Faux Pho, Ceviche Tacos from the Americas, delightful Beta-Waffle from Africa, and the meaty sausage rolls from Australasia.

What a talented team of chefs they have...

Jacqui & Caroline x

Flying the colours
04.04.14

We're thrilled to have recently extended our current hot eat products with new on the Virgin Atlantic Menu for the duration of June 14 to May 15, and particulary pleased to have received the following feedback from the team:

'Virgin were incredibly pleased with the innovation that was shown and the taste profile on all products was spoken about in high regard.'

Restaurants in March
31.03.14

March has seen the gastronomique indulgence of delicious dishes from some superb London restaurants, including the traditional established buzzy Italian 'Cecconi's' in Soho, highly recommend the 'Crab Ravioli'!

'34' in Mayfair, offers probably the best sashimi I have ever eaten, some lovely simple dishes cooked and presented to absolute perfection.

'Hakassan' in Mayfair, for a late night funky Chinese.

Away from London, Sunset at Watergate Bay 'Jamie's', takes some beating, especially this time of year!  Roll on April, with plenty more evenings to be enjoyed .... first stop Hamburg!

Gastro getaway!
19.03.14

In preparation for a busy summer ahead, March has seen the successful menu launch of our specifically prepared 'Pizza Stromboli' and mini traditional afternoon tea cake on a favourite British leisure airline.

Gastro Culinary Innovation Stromboli

We all love FUSION!
26.02.14

Gastro Culinary Innovation Welsh Beret Six Nations Aromatic Lamb

A good time to mention and celebrate the launch of our new range of halal hot snacks, covering favourites from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India...

Gastro Culinary Innovation Six Nations

Well done Wales on beating France on Friday in the Six Nations tournament. Great day and evening had by all, big thanks to our very kind hosts M&L!

Flying into 2014
08.01.14

We are very happy to have launched our new menu refresh for the Virgin Atlantic hot second service in December.  This time moving from a very British product profile to the much loved ITALIAN, introducing our new Stromboli range.

Gastro Culinary Innovation Gastro Girls Virgin Atlantic Stromboli

Street Eatz Launch
12.11.13

A Very Special Day
28.10.13

Our lovely bride got married on Saturday, and sent a very nice thank you through this morning:

Hi Jacqui,

Can I just take this opportunity to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to you and your team for our lovely wedding card and well wishes!

The Cuppie Cakes were absolutely DELICIOUS and a big hit with all our guests on saturday!

Thank you very much for making these little treats for us and for the lovely service you provided throughout!!

Kindest Regards,

The Newlyweds x

We're thrilled we could contribute to their special day with our Chocolate Cuppie Cakes and wish them a truly amazing life together! xx

 

New Brioche Launch
15.10.13

This month has seen the launch of our lovely hot brioche made specifically with First Great Western Trains, high in provenance of the West Country with inclusion of age old Vale of Camelot Cheddar and rich Tracklements Onion Marmalade. Delicious served hot!

Gastro Culinary Innovation First Great Western Trains Brioche

Cuppie Cake Celebrations
11.10.13

During a recent trial with an American carrier we were approached by a soon to-be-bride to make our lovely Cuppie Cakes, sampled on the airline on a trip to New York, for her Wedding Favours. Brides only ever want the best for their big day!

The wedding takes place at the end of this month, with Chocolate Cuppie Cakes, we wish the happy couple all the very best for the future xx

 

ITCA Mercury Awards
03.10.13

This week Jacqui was fortunate enough to be on the ITCA Mercury Awards judging panel. There were some brilliant participating entries from all over the world, as far afield as the USA, Thailand, Russia, China, and even outer Mongolia. Our home turf didn’t let us down though, with the judges viewing some fantastic entries from the UK and our European neighbours too.

With the judging now finished, it will soon be time to celebrate at the awards ceremony next month in Abu Dhabi, on the 25th November at the ITCA Gala Dinner in the Shangri-la Hotel. If you would like to celebrate innovation in the industry with us you can book tickets here.

We hope to see you soon!

 

Inspiring Travels
10.09.13

Monte Carlo calls! Jacqui’s heading to Nice to soak up the September sun and sample local cuisine. After all, travelling is how we search for fresh new flavours and fusions, developing recipes with a unique Gastro twist to create something innovative and delicious. A trip to Paris this time last year inspired the creation of our blossoming Brioche collection, which led in turn to the invention of an exclusive West Country-themed recipe for First Great Western trains - more exciting info to come on this very soon!

Who knows what Nicean discoveries may lie in wait?

Airline Innovation Day
04.07.13

The Gastro Girls enjoyed showing off at an airline supplier innovation day last week. With something tasty for any time of day or service, our collection of treats proved a great success!

Taste of London 2013
26.06.13

We had our fair share of fun at Taste of London 2013, spending most of our time sipping champers and stuffing our faces with scrumptious goodies!

 

CONTACT

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Jacqui & Caroline xx

01293 848511
Gastro Culinary Innovation Ltd,
International House, Unit D2,
Old Brighton Road, Lowfield Heath,
Crawley, West Sussex RH11 0PR
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