Monday, 21 September 2015

A very British Day out

During the Summer months, parks in London come to life with festivals and concerts. One of my favourite pastimes to mark the end of Summer is to attend the world-famous last nights of the Proms in Hyde Park
British Days out
The proms in the park is a very British tradition and is a permanent fixture in my calendar each year with music, singing, pomp and ceremony making for a great day out. However, it would not be a FoodieForce outing without a wonderful picnic to take along as well. 

As you know I have never been a great fan of the humble sandwich, mainly because there is often too much bread and the fillings are really uninspiring. That was until I found Café Mish who specialise in decadent gourmet sandwiches.
Cafe Mish
Café Mish has been on the wish list since they opened a couple of months ago in Mayfair and as they are situated near to Hyde Park, it was the perfect place and excuse to grab some picnic essentials. 
Cafe Mish
Now how good does that sandwich look? Banished are the boring fillings replaced instead with slow braised salted beef, sweet pickle gherkins, dijonnaise on Caraway bread (£6.75). 

They use the finest roasted meats, locally sourced and seasonal British ingredients. The bread comes from the Bread factory, and meat from Hensons in Kings Cross. 
Cafe Mish
The menu offers loads and loads of sandwiches that I would happily eat. After lots of umming and ahhing, I settled on the Roast Angus – peppered roast rib of beef, homemade horseradish and wild rocket (£6.75).
Cafe Mish
Smoked Salmon – H Forman’s smoked salmon with homemade horseradish & watercress on wholemeal sourdough (£6.75). 
H Forman's
The combination of the smoked salmon and saltiness of the sourdough works perfectly. For those of you with a healthy appetite sandwiches come in small, medium and large. The reference to size is all about quantity of filling. 

With picnic in hand, seats and rugs on our backs, we wandered to Hyde Park to set up camp and eat our lovely picnic. Champagne was missing from our menu this year due to my tummy bump, but an essential ingredient which you shouldn't normally been seen without. This year the Proms out did themselves with an appearance from The Jackson Five (Michael was there in spirit), Russell Watson, Beverley Knight and the BBC Concert Orchestra to name a few.
Proms in the Park
I was so impressed with Café Mish, the ingenuity of fillings that I will definitely be back to try the many other lovely sandwiches they had on offer. 

Overall a wonderful British day out culminating with a fun sing along to Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britiannia followed by some spectacular fireworks. 

You're all invited to come along for some traditional British fun next year.

What is your favourite sandwich filling? If you could eat your picnic anywhere in the world where would you go?

www.cafemish.co.uk
Cafe Mish Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

*I was kindly a guest of Café Mish but this is an honest reflection of my experience. I will happily be returning to try more of their lovely menu and whiling away a few hours in the park. 

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22 comments:

  1. Yum, I love a good thick door stop sandwich stuffed with smoked salmon :)

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    1. Yes it's a favourite of mine too Lucy x

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  2. Wow those look good, like the sandwiches Joey used to eat in Friends!

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    1. Yep he set the bench mark Lucy x

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  3. What a fabulous day out, I'd love to go to something like this AND those sandwiches... oh my!! That salmon one..yes please! :D

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. It is a lovely day out we were very lucky this year to dodge the rain Lucy x

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  4. mmm looks so good! My favourite is delicious mozzarella cheese, eggs and salad on a brown bread. Wishing you a nice Tuesday! Liuba x

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    1. Mozzarella and egg interesting combination. Hope you are well Lucy x

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  5. Those sandwiches look so nice! I'm a sandwich fan but I tend to stuff them with stuff :)

    Corinne x
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    1. They were delicious, what's your favourite filling Lucy x

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  6. That sambo from Cafe Mish just looks incredible, putting it on my to-do list right away! Sounds like you had a lovely day Lucy :)

    Ash | Liakada

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    1. It really is the perfect place to grab a lovely sandwich and walk around the park Lucy x

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  7. I love a good sandwich, but only if they're filled will lots of lovely food like these ones are, they look amazing! If I could eat my picnic anywhere in the world, I'd probably choose somewhere in Rome, simply because I've always wanted to go there :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. Rome is beautiful good choice, if I had the choice it would be the Amalfi coast Lucy x

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  8. I'm not usually a sandwich fan either but I like the look of these posh ones! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  9. Not a fan of sandwiches !? I could never get bored of sandwiches ! Before I gave up meat my absolute favourite was smoked salmon sandwiches, or a place in Brick Lane where I used to get salt beef and pickle bagels. Oh my god they were the best !!!

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    1. Ooh smoked salmon is a good choice Lucy x

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  10. I've always loved sandwiches... but then I've never considered "too much bread" as even being a possibility. These look especially wonderful x

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    1. They were delicious and definitely a gourmet sandwich Lucy x

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