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Escabeche Spring Market

Market ‘Springs Open’ at escabeche

Packed with gifts described as ‘unique, individual and perfect for Mother’s Day and Easter’, a two-day market has sprung into life at escabeche. Taking place today (March 15th) until ten tonight and tomorrow from 10-4.30pm and 7-10pm, The Bowerbirds Spring Market features a stunning collection of locally produced cards, jewellery, prints, ceramics, artworks, gifts and vintage treasures from over 20 suppliers including the brilliant work of new leather goods company Kigo, Daisy Cat Cards, Rosehip Boutique, Rockvilla Designs, Carley Dodsley, Baska, Clove and Hitch, Sunshine Vintage and Blousey.

Escabeche Spring Market

Organiser Suzi Williams confirmed: “This year’s Spring Market is definitely the best so far. We’ve been able to bring together some of the most talented and exciting creatives from across Nottingham to deliver an absolutely unique collection. I really hope West Bridgford can come along, enjoy a drink and maybe a bite to eat, and see some amazing products”.

Escabeche Spring Market

 

Escabeche Spring Market

Spring Market at Escabeche

Escabeche plays host to a spring market on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th February. The Bower Birds’ Spring Market is open 1.30pm to 4.30pm again 7pm until 10pm on Wednesday 24th February and then 10am to 4.30pm and 7pm until 10pm on Thursday 25th. Bower Birds Spring Market

Escabeche Spring Market

Exhibitors include:

  • Daisy Cat
  • Rock Villa Designs
  • Eloise Renouf Design
  • Carly Dodsley Ceramics
  • Knitted Swimsuit
  • Letterbox Lane
  • Baska Designs
  • Helena Tyce Designs
  • Molly’s Mum
  • Lou Lou’s
  • Blousey

More details are available on the Bowerbirds Boutique facebook page

Escabeche Christmas shop 2014

On Wednesday December 3rd from 1pm, West Bridgford’s escabeche host their second annual Christmas ‘Late Night Shopping’ event.

From early-afternoon on Wednesday, escabeche will host a unique pop-up shop of wonderfully imaginative, hand-made gifts from local designers including Rosehip Boutique, Rockvilla and Daisycat. As well as shopping there will be 10% off the main tapas menu on the night with every purchase made in the pop up shop.

Opening times:

Wednesday 3rd December from 1pm-4pm and then 7pm-10pm

Thursday 4th December 11am-4pm and 7pm-10pm

Entry is free

Escabeche Christmas shopping event 2014

Summer treats hit escabeche menu

Escabeche have added more tastes of Mediterranean sunshine to their menus after unveiling 15 exciting new dishes on their Summer 14 menu. Nine new tapas get a summer launch:

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Barbeque pork belly skewers and escabeche slaw offers spicy, lip-smacking flavour and creamy slaw; Seared calf’s liver, creamed potato, mint & caper jus is a locally sourced take on the traditional chicken liver dish; lamb rump, Israeli couscous, onion, feta and almonds adds tiny pearls of Israeli pasta to wonderfully tender lamb.

Corn and chilli empanadillas (think mini Spanish pasties), avocado & lime guacamole and fried polenta ‘chips’, mange tout & sesame with Romesco sauce are new treats for vegetarians.

There are four new dishes for fish lovers: Mojama, a light, summery salt cured tuna joined by orange & olives; poached smoked haddock salad, pickled beetroot with apple & walnut; warm potato, tuna, bean, pesto & Parmesan salad and seared sea bream, rosemary & potatoes.

Escabeche are making even greater use of their popular coca oven by adding Chorizo, mozzarella & tomato; barbeque pulled pork shoulder with Parmesan; and beef, truffled mushroom & rocket.

New on the Daytime Menu

For those looking for a fulfilling, cost-effective lunchtime meal try one of three new One Pots: Moroccan lamb, Chicken and chickpea, and Catalan stews are served on Moroccan couscous with stone baked garlic flatbread. One pots join Escabeche’s popular Flatbread Wraps and the £10.95 Menu Rapido.

Escabeche co-owner Jon Perkins commented:

“We’re really trying to bring a taste of the Barcelona sunshine to West Bridgford; at this time of year, the Catalan capital is awash with influences from across the Mediterranean. We really hope some of the superb new dishes we’ve added to the escabeche menu excite our diners as they did us when we gave them a test run on trips to Catalonia.” 

Apple Tree Yard next for escabeche book group

Apple Tree Yard, Louise Doughty’s 2013 tale of a spur-of-the-moment sexual encounter beneath the Houses of Parliament and its tragic consequences, has been named as the escabeche book group’s read for January/February.

The escabeche book group will next meet on Monday February 10th 2014 at 7.30pm and discuss Apple Tree Yard, shortlisted for 2013 Specsavers Book Awards Crime & Thriller of the Year.

The plot involves Yvonne Carmichael, a geneticist renowned in her field who one day makes the most irrational of decisions. While she is giving evidence to a Select Committee at the Houses of Parliament, she meets a man and has sex with him in the secluded Chapel in the Crypt. It’s the beginning of a reckless liaison, but there is more to her lover than is at first apparent – as Yvonne discovers when the affair spins out of control and leads inexorably to violence.

Apple Tree Yard is described as ‘grown-up, genuinely suspenseful, wonderfully well-constructed, intelligent and provocative’ by The Guardian’s Julie Myerson.

All readers are very welcome to join the group and share their thoughts in a relaxed, informal setting.

The Luminaries named escabeche book group’s Christmas read

The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize-winning tale of a Victorian gold prospector who travels to New Zealand and stumbles into a complex mystery, has been named as the escabeche book group’s read for the Christmas holiday.

The escabeche book group will next meet on Monday January 13th 2014 at 7.30pm and discuss The Luminaries, recently described as a dazzling feat of a novel by The Observer.

The plot involves Walter Moody who finds himself in a room of 12 men who have a joint secret involving an opium den, a drugged whore, the ghostly ship, a dead drunk, a missing fortune and a young man’s disappearance. The book is organized according to astrological principles, so that characters are not only associated with signs of the zodiac but interact with each other according to the predetermined movement of the heavens. Each of the novel’s 12 parts decreases in length over the course of the book to mimic the moon waning through its lunar cycle.

All readers are very welcome to join the group and share their thoughts in a relaxed, informal setting.

The escabeche book group meet every month at escabeche 1 and have swapped thoughts on 18 reads since July 2012.

In order of preference, the escabeche book club have previously read: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (73/100); A Spot of Bother by by Mark Haddon (69); Room by Emma Donoghue (67); The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (65); The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; Beauty by Rapael Seabourne (62); Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (62); Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (61); The Light Between Oceans (60); The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (58); Perfect by Rachel Joyce and The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing (55); Dark Winter by David Mark (52); Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (50); Idiopathy by Sam Byers (45) and The Shack by William P. Young (23).

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‘Late Night Shopping’ comes to escabeche

On Wednesday December 4th from 3.30pm, West Bridgford’s freshly cooked tapas bar and restaurant escabeche, will offer the chance to get ahead of Christmas with their first ‘Late Night Shopping’ event.

From mid-afternoon until early evening, escabeche will host a unique pop-up shop of wonderfully imaginative, hand-made gifts from local designers. There will also be locally sourced holly wreaths, mistletoe and  vintage Christmas decorations, while the air will be filled with the scent of complementary mulled wine and hot chocolate.

Local designers already confirmed include Rosehip vintage jewellery with a twist of nature; Rock Villa’s eye-catching die cut cards and pictures; Daisy Cat’s whimsical cards and gifts; Bashka’s dolls, gorgeously handcrafted from cashmere, tartan and more; cushions, buttons and birds by leading textile artist Rachel Ainley; Sweetpea’s hand-knitted jumpers and cardigans; the work of renowned ceramicist Carly Dodsley, and holly and mistletoe plucked from West Bridgford.

Late Night Shopping at escabeche organiser Alison Reaney enthused:

“We’re all fantastically excited. We’re hoping for one night, escabeche will be transformed from a lovely taps bar and restaurant to a Christmas wonderland! I know everyone is busy making their unique gifts and cards, and the holly wreaths and mistletoe are on order. It’s going to be a lovely, gentle way to get into the Christmas spirit.”

escabeche co-owner Jon Perkins commented:

“It’s a huge pleasure to be able to host so many creative types from in and around West Bridgford. We already feature the work of local artists on our walls, so Late Night Shopping fits perfectly with the look, feel and philosophy of what we do at escabeche.”

Late night shopping at escabeche

Late night shopping at escabeche

Lessing becomes Escabeche book group’s December read

The book group at Escabeche, West Bridgford’s freshly cooked tapas bar and restaurant, has selected its book for the month ahead: Doris Lessing’s ‘The Good Terrorist’. The Escabeche Book Group will meet on Monday December 9th at 7.30pm for a drink and a chat, sharing their thoughts on this tome from the recently deceased icon of British literature.

Lessing’s Booker Prize shortlister is a story of a well-intentioned revolutionary, Alice, who lives in a north London squat with a motley bunch of fellow militants. Caring, passionate, tireless, Alice finds herself gradually drawn into violence as the bourgeois revolutionaries’ naive fantasies turn into the chaos of real murder.

The book group have met each month, upstairs at Escabeche, since July 2012 and have, as well as chatting, scored each book out of 100. In order of preference, the Escabeche book club have read: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (73/100); A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon (69); The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (65); The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver; Beauty by Raphael Seabourne (62); Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (62); Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (61); The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (58); Dark Winter by David Mark (52); Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (50); Idiopathy by Sam Byers (45) and The Shack by William P. Young (23).

Escabeche book group member Paul Reaney commented: “New Escabeche book group members are always welcome, simply give the book a read, come along and tell us what you think. More details available from Escabeche at info@escabeche.co.uk”

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