Our first vegan night here at The Golden Ball was a great success. It was a night to show off our local produce, being in the heart of salad / veg growing land we knew the local produce would be perfect. In particular it was a night to celebrate mushrooms in particular thanks to our pals over at Smithy Mushrooms.
The menu for the evening
Trio of Toast
Sweet Potato, Kale & Vegan Cream Cheese
Asparagus, Radish & Lemon
Shiitake, Red Onion Marmalade & Jalapeno
King Oyster Mushroom Scallops
White Bean & Garlic Puree, Shallots, White & Green Asparagus, Parsley Oil & Fresh Lemon
King Oyster Mushroom Skewers
Marinated in soy sauce, Chilli & Spring Onion with Satay Sauce, Rocket & Spring Onion Salad
Roasted with Cumin Puree
Crisp & Cress
Apple & Raspberry Sorbet with Blueberries, Strawberries & Raspberries
We are very big on sharing our knowledge and helping people understand that pretty much all our salad/veg is grown around us and our producers are all local.
We wanted to aim the night at both vegans and also people that simply wanted to try the quality produce grown around us.
Mal from Smithy Mushrooms was on hand to answer any questions from guests about the mushrooms, of which there were a few!
Smithy Mushrooms donated a pair of King Oysters for each guest to take home with them and test out their own recipes. If you're looking for recipe inspiration, be sure to check out Wicked Healthy, and their new Cookbook.
After talking to the guests half of them were vegan, 2 vegetarian and the rest came along simply because of their vegan friends or wanted to try something different.
Everyone had really positive feedback and have asked us to put more vegan dishes on the menus (especially mushroom ones!) so watch this space.
Here is our video of the night…