Aah, August! Probably a favourite summer month for chefs…produce wise that is!
Suppliers are heaving with fresh local produce. The month brings the best bounty of the season—ripened tomatoes, juicy melons, sweet corn on the cob, amazing plump aubergines and broad beans. These are just a few of their favourites.
Here at the New Continental Hotel, we love watching our amazing chefs work. They are always creating mouth watering, seasonal dishes. Yet August feels like a really great month to watch them use some of the truly incredible ingredients there is on offer.
An Amazing Month…
I’m not sure there is anything better than seeing our chefs whip up some of Augusts’ sensational seasonal foods; once again they create some super-delicious summer recipes for the hotel, and of course Steve’s Brasserie.
Whether it’s delicious dinners, sweet treats or sensational starters – whatever the dish – August is a GREAT food month!
With an abundance of seafood’s like crab, cod, salmon or sea bream; paired with amazing and sophisticated salads or stunning fresh vegetables – everything is just plump, juicy and divine!
An amazing August starter at Steve’s Brasserie for example is the King Prawns with lambs lettuce, pickled fennel and a creamy cocktail sauce – prawn perfection!
August is also a great month for British Lamb born in the spring. With time to have grazed properly outdoors on the best grass of the year, they have matured enough to develop a ‘true lamb’ flavour.
With this in mind, a great meat treat from the August menu at Steve’s Brasserie would be the home cooked lamb stew. Served with the crispiest fried new potatoes…it really is delicious!
We MUST not forget the great vegetarian options though. August is a month with so many lovely foods in season. Hedgerows of berries and lots of juicy fruits like peaches and apricots. But it’s not just fruits that come into their own this month. August brings us heat-loving aubergines and other wonderful vegetables.
Any vegetarian dish is a delight in August, with not just all of the vegetables, but the herbs that are in season too.
Although every month offers a bewildering number of new seasonal dishes to eat, drinks to imbibe, and great foodie events to attend; August really is a unique time in the year.
What’s more – here is a SPECIAL AUGUST OFFER if you’re thinking about eating out at Steve’s this AUGUST:
Some people are tomato fiends; others are crazy about the tangy, juicy little red balls of wonder!
Either way, there aren’t many people that don’t love a GOOD pizza!
Our tomato sauce, smeared all over our freshly made, pizza ovened pizzas is a true miracle mix!
The Margarita is a firm favourite! With the tomato sauce and herbs, the fresh mozzarella, garlic and of course some chefs secrets…it’s a real winner!
August is the peak of tomato season, so what could be better than a nice slice (or two!) of our amazing PIZZAs!
BEST BOUNTY | Pre-Book your table Monday-Thursday this August and QUOTE BEST BOUNTY and get a Margherita Pizza for just £5 when you purchase ANY OTHER pizza!