Posts Tagged ‘Mouse & De Lotz’

Ode to the Bean

Posted in writings on October 6th, 2011 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

An ode to the humble coffee bean, as seen at Mouse and de Lotz, courtesy of in-house artista/barista Jannie. Coffee certainly inspires plenty of adulation, debate and speculation. I have a love/hate relationship with it myself. I enjoy the taste, the experience, the culture of coffee. I appreciate the warmth, comfort and sense of community within places cropping up (such as my beloved Mouse) which are purveyors of high quality coffee and artfully prepared food. But I notice the effects of coffee in my body, with a sense of curiosity. How I become reliant and addicted to the peaks and troughs it creates in myself, in my day. And then, when there is an absence of it, the sense I have of somehow missing out. I’m amazed at the raft of scientific study which desperately tries to determine whether coffee is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for you. A recent article helpfully suggests that ‘Women who drink four or more cups a day are less likely to be depressed.’ I suspect they’d be too busy bouncing off walls to be depressed. But this all seems beside the point. The question I’m in at present is how does coffee make me feel? What am I choosing, for myself, when I choose to have coffee? Who else is responsible for the decision I make, but me?

Mouse & de Lotz tales

Posted in meals, soups, spring on March 16th, 2011 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

Coffeelicious? Indeed. But it’s not all about the coffee, which happens to be stonking, thanks to the artisan Baristas on deck (including Lou, who served up this divine Flat White), but also because of the range of lovingly baked cakes, (an Apple, Bread & Cider special from Nadya) and the delicious soups on offer. (a Sundried Tomato soup whipped up by Victoria)

Beetroot & Chocolate Cake

Posted in desserts on February 27th, 2011 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

Another spectacular creation from the Mouse & De Lotz ladies, this time a delicious Beetroot & Chocolate Cake, with a Mascarpone topping.

Mouse & De Lotz lunch

Posted in desserts on February 22nd, 2011 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

A hearty Chickpea and Spinach Soup, followed by a delicious Zucchini, Walnut & Apple cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing. The Mouse & De Lotz ladies outdo themselves once again.

Food of love

Posted in events, meals on February 16th, 2011 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

A Valentine’s Supper Club hosted by Mouse & De Lotz, with a delightful menu prepared by Chefs Stephanie Boote & Will Leigh and a team of willing assistants. Pictured is the main of Seared Venison fillet (beetroot for veggies) on Sourdough Toast with Buffalo Curd, Sango Sprouts and Horseradish. Another highlight was the delicately flavoured Fennel & Cider Soup with Parmesan Crisp and Walnut Pesto.

Having your cake

Posted in desserts on February 10th, 2011 by Kevin – 1 Comment

Divine cakes prepared by Nadya Mousawi, of the delightful Mouse & De Lotz cafe on Shacklewell Green. A beautiful Coconut Sponge with Blueberries (as it says on the tag)…

…and a dairy-free special, made to order for a friend’s girlfriends birthday treat. Think she’ll be happy?

Valentine’s Supper Club

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8th, 2011 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

Tickets on sale now for Mouse & De Lotz’ Valentines Day Supper Club. £30 per head, BYO, although Alcohol will be sold on the night. Contact Victoria or Nadya at MdL to get hold of a place. They’ll go fast!

Valentine’s Supper Menu

Rhubarb vodka cocktail with ginger beer

Fennel and cider soup, parmesan crisp, walnut pesto

Sprouting broccoli with anchovy cream and soft-boiled egg
Seared venison fillet (or beetroot for veggies) on sourdough toast with buffalo curd, sango sprouts and horseradish

Caramel rice pudding with prunes

Espresso martini