Archive for July, 2011

Urban crew at the Bournemouth Food Festival

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Bournemouth Food Festival

We are getting set to attend the first ever Bournemouth Food Festival this coming Friday July 29th – Sunday July 31st. Taking place in Bournemouth town centre, we’ll be joined by a host of other local Bournemouth traders including, Koh Thai Tapas, The Royal Bath Hotel, Chocol8 and Olives et al (to name just a few!)

Come and see us as we’ll be selling a host of tasty treats from our deli including: carrot cake, chocolate fudge cake and brownies galore, all courtesy of our very own baker Kay. We’ll even be bringing Kay along with us over the weekend, so feel free to ask her how she bakes such delights ;)

As well as selling a selection of Urban produce we’re also sending along some of the team to take part in the live demos! Head of the Urban Reef bar Maria, will be joined by our GM at Urban Beach Chris and head of Urban Beach bar, Adam and the trio will be showcasing some of their favourite cocktails from 5.30 – 6.30pm on the Friday. They’re hoping for a bit of audience participation too to see who has been watching properly ;)

We hope to see you over the weekend. X


The Urban Mess

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Yummy Urban Mess

This is our own version of an ‘Eton Mess’. We think it’s a very summery dessert and it’s typically British too. As it’s pretty easy to make we think it’s a good one for those evenings where you have all your friends over for dinner. It looks really rather nice and they’ll think you’ve spent hours making it ;)

Make sure you have a blender to hand and a piping bag and nozzle.

If you follow the method below we reckon you’ll get two, or possibly even three portions from this.


• 1 pint of cream

• 2oz (75g) sugar

• 4 passion fruits

• 1 shot of Koko Kanu (this is what we like to use instead Malibu)

• 2 meringue nests

• Vanilla pod (optional)

• A couple of strawberries or raspberries (optional)



• Pour your cream into a bowl and whisk it. As it starts to set (you’ll know when it’s setting as it won’t leave the whisk!) you’ll need to add your sugar and give it another whisk.

• Take your passion fruits and pop them into your blender. Once you have the juice from the fruits add this to your cream and sugar mixture and give it another whisk.

• Add your shot of Koko Kanu (or your Malibu) and whisk this in too.

• This is the stage where you’ll want to add the seeds from your vanilla pod.

• Break up your two meringue nests then crush them into your cream mixture.

• Grab a wine glass (you’ll need a large one) and pipe your mixture, using a large nozzle, into the glass.

• To finish we think it’s rather lovely to sprinkle some passion fruit seeds onto the top with a couple of strawberries (or raspberries can be quite nice too).


That’s it, job done! Now tuck in :-)