I enjoyed a great lunch last week at our café in Notting Hill with a small group of like-minded food writers and bloggers: Calgary Avansino, Honestly Healthy founder Natasha Corrett, The Naturalist’s Xochi Balfour, Zsa Zsa Vella from Hip and Healthy and my daughter-in-law Leonora, from My Baba.
Our head chef put together a delicious, healthy lunch including seasonal cold press juices and an incredible avocado mousse with a fermented vegetable salad, compressed pollen, seeds and bitter herbs.
The highlight for me though was pudding: raw chocolate brownie with goji berries, cashew nut and vanilla ice cream and apple – none of us could believe that it was sugar, dairy and gluten free.
The lunch was a great way for us all to get to know each other better and gave me an opportunity to talk to the girls about the story of Daylesford and the importance of organic, sustainable farming.
The lunch also reminded me how we were one of the first restaurants in London to offer a raw bar when we opened the Notting Hill store seven years ago. The food scene in London has changed so much since then and it is wonderful and gratifying to see how much the raw food movement has caught on.