Tag: gluten free

Gluten free afternoon tea 10 November 2013

I usually publish my menu before an event but this time round it was all about surprises and I was sworn to secrecy!  A gluten free afternoon tea had been booked for a Mum’s birthday present and the whole event had been a very well-kept secret because when the...

One Of Your Five A Day

Let’s face it, we all love eating cake or is that too much of a universal statement?  Be that as it may, what better way to beat the guilt trip than to ensure there’s ‘one of your five a day’ on the menu?  Such was the theme for Saltaire...

Roland’s – a dining experience with a difference

I have visited this lovely eatery a few times over the past few months and am really sorry it took me so long to get along there in the first place!  It’s that old chestnut of passing by thinking ‘that place looks really interesting; I really must go sometime’. ...

Reflections on my gluten free experience so far

I had been vaguely aware of coeliac disease for some time but had no real understanding of it or any appreciation of the difficulties that sufferers have in coping with managing their diets particularly when eating out. My attention and interest in it was linked with the launch of...

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea 22 January 2012

I am honoured to have a private booking to cater for on this occasion.  As some of my guests are coeliac sufferers I have another opportunity to try my hand at a gluten free menu.   I’ve had just as much enjoyment putting this menu together as any other...

Gluten free shortcrust pastry

I have adapted this recipe from Phil Vickery’s book ‘Seriously Good! Gluten-free Baking’.  I’ve used Doves Farm Gluten Free Plain White Flour rather than the flour mix Phil recommends with the recipe (just for convenience as Doves’ is readily available in the supermarket).  I’ve adjusted a few other ingredients...

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Menu 15 January

I am very much looking forward to hosting my first gluten free afternoon tea.  I was motivated to start offering gluten free menus as I became aware of good friends of mine suffering from coeliac disease.  I was moved by their frustration and disappointment in not being able to...

Opening hours & bookings

At Chez Shamwari we can take up to 6 guests who will all be seated at the same table.  This adds to the unique experience of the cosy and intimate venue where you will be sitting next to other guests who you are unlikely to know!  However, no sooner...