Vegan Portuguese food event
I just saw this information about an amazing vegan food event coming up at Black Cat Café in Hackney and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.
Check it out!
Black Cat in Hackney invites you all to a special one off event on June 20th, 2015 between 5pm and 10pm.
Introducing London’s first vegan upgrade to the famous Little Frenchie of Oporto (Francesinha) & Portuguese style Custard Tart (Pastel de Nata).
The Francesinha was invented in the 1960s when emigrants from France returned home and adapted the croque-monsieur to Portuguese taste. A very popular dish in Porto, it consists of a thick meaty sandwich on a bed of chips doused with a rich, spicy sauce.
Traditionally, each restaurant will have it’s own sauce, a secretly guarded recipe which always includes beer, chilli and other spices.
Black Cat will offer two vegan versions of the Francesinha, one including homemade seitan, Tofurky and Chorizo; the other made from summertime vegetables, such as wild mushrooms and courgettes.
Pastéis de nata
Pastéis de nata are delectable slightly salty puff-pastry and cinnamon gems, one of the most traditional cakes in Portugal. Originally created by monks at the Jerónimos Monastery in the 17th century using an egg yolk custard, today Black Cat will previewing their own version using a pumpkin based alternative.
I don’t know about you, but that menu is making my mouth water.