Wednesday, 6 August 2008

kennards good foods [now closed]

kennards good foods
is a delicatessen-cum-grocer on lambs conduit street.
its façade is eggplant and when it’s open fresh fruit and veg sit out front in crates. after having discovered the small space with tables and stools at the back of the shop the three of us have returned as frequently as we can. there was an evening of wine tasting accompanied by a morrocan food demonstration.
a taste of several different reds, whites & rose accompanied by some easy do-it-yourself moroccan creations the three of us friends who were there were more than satisfied…then there was an afternoon lunch where both of us landed up with a crab and butternut lasagna; a combination which i had never tried but worked very well together. best of all was the day spent dissertating. we started off with brekkie – i had by far the best muesli with a creamy thick greek yoghurt. i’s ginger and polenta slice had a sharp tang followed by a buttery pasty and the slight grit of polenta.
needless to say the coffee and tea is truly good. we stood deliberating between the teas stacked neatly in little slots on the counter that separates the eating area from the shop. & we’ve also made friends with the staff. a young friendly brazilian who smiles over our agonizing dilemma’s over what to choose to eat and a young white south african woman who told us much about south africa now. in the window in the seating area are four letters arranged to read
‘L O V E’.
kennards couldn’t have chosen a better way to s-p-e-l-l out there love for all things f-o-o-d.