In the Café this July…

Mozzarella and Nutbourne tomato salad
Mozzarella, basil and Nutbourne tomato salad

We can’t believe it’s been over a year since we last featured the café on our blog, it seems like only yesterday we were drooling over lemon tart brulées and ginger parkin cake. The café is only open on viewing and auction days and, other than on the Saturday morning view, serves breakfasts and lunches throughout the day.

Homemade Tomato Soup

Will Murgatroyd continues to develop the menu depending on the season, if you click the menu at the bottom of the page it will appear much larger enabling you to view everything available this month. This month on the special’s board at £5 is a delicious tomato, mozzarella and basil salad using delectable locally-sourced Nutbourne tomatoes.

The Nutbourne Nursery is considered one of the best, if not the best, grower of tomatoes in the UK. Insecticide free and never refrigerated these seasonal tomatoes are full of flavour and when they arrive with Will each morning they have that distinctive aroma. With such a great ingredient the soup of the day will also be a homemade Nutbourne tomato soup served with a roll for £5. Also on the Special’s blackboard this month is a mozzarella and tomato toasted sandwich.

Utilizing these local tomatoes is the classic combination of bacon, lettuce and tomatoes, giving a local twist to the classic B.L.T. sandwich.

BLT using Nutbourne tomatoes
BLT using Nutbourne tomatoes

These join a number of familiar favourites and new additions to the main menu. The staff favourite of coronation chicken with a drizzle of mango chutney and topped with a sprinkling of almonds returns as a sandwich and jacket potato filling. Brie and grape sandwiches are a popular vegetarian option, available as a toasted sandwich too, making the mature brie melt a little.

Homemade quiche at Toovey's
Homemade quiche with salad and coleslaw at Toovey's

The quiche changes every month, this July Will has a homemade goats cheese and watercress quiche served with a salad and homemade coleslaw replacing the asparagus and feta quiche served in June.

Those with a sweet tooth are well looked after as always. Ma’s famous rock cakes, Eccles cakes and Valerie’s lemon drizzle cake remain as popular as ever. Homemade and slightly oversized Jammy Dodgers have proven popular since their introduction a few months ago.

Apple and summer berry crumble cake has just returned after a seasonal break, as has the traditional Victoria sponge. Those needing a chocolate treat will not be disappointed with the rich chocolate and brazil nut gluten-free brownies with an almost torte-like centre.

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If that has tantalised your taste-buds we will look forward to welcoming you this forthcoming sale week. Viewing starts on Saturday 11th July 2015 between 9.30am and 12 noon and continues on Monday 13th July 2015 between 10am and 4pm. Our auctions commence on Tuesday 14th July with our Specialist Sale of Toys, Dolls and Games and continue throughout the week.

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The July Menu at Toovey's Café
The July Menu at Toovey's Café