Sunday, 19 December 2010

Baity Kitchen..... Mood = Home from home

I have been working on this venture for quite some time with my business partner Christina! It has finally come to fruition. Baity Kitchen has taken its first breath!!!!

Baity means 'My Home' in Arabic and this totally represents what my new place is about. Home cooking with a twist. It has taken a lot of blood sweat and tears to make this happen and boy does it feel good. So after one week of no sleep and work work work, Baity has been going from strength to strength.

Zinc topped tables, with aquamarine chairs and beautiful paintings by Doris Riachy have made the place feel like home. The garden has been beautifully designed by my friend Claire and alot of work has gone into this by friends and family chipping in. The menu changes daily to suit my mood, and also to go with seasonal produce.

Menu samples:

Chicken and celeriac with yoghurt and mustard dressing
Macaroni and cheese with truffle oil
Marinated Poussin with garlic, mint, coriander and lemon dressing
Thai beef salad

Seared swordfish with red chilli salsa
Cod with cumin and tahini dressing
Fresh mil chocolate scones

Pastries from my friend Lady Marmalade
Fresh quiches of the day
Cauliflower and Parmesan soup
Apple and thyme tarts with demarera sugar
Courgette cake with lemon drizzle and raspberries
Fresh home made pizza
Focaccia bread with olives

I would like to invite you all to visit if you can and have a taste of home away from home.


Chanel11 said...

A huge congratulations!!! I particularly love the wooden bases of the tables, really cool, Menu sounds fab as well.

Anna Johnston said...

Chef :) Super big CONGRATULATIONS...., your wonderful Baity just looks fantastic & the menu & decor..., everything looks so fine. I wish I lived nearby, I'd be making your place my 'local' for sure. The very best of success & good fortune with your new venture (& Happy Holidays too)
Cheers Chef Anna

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

It looks gorgeous - best of luck.

pierre said...

congratulations I am sure it will be a great success !!
Cheers de Paris Pierre

tasteofbeirut said...

Congratulations and wishing you a soaring success!
Love the looks of the chairs (love that turquoise color!) and the paintings, and the outside garden. also love the name "Baity" it is perfect!
I am planning to stop by London on our way to Beirut so I will bring my English cousins and we'll pay you a visit!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Thank you all. Its been a work in progress and so nice to see your lovely comments! Hope to see you all here soon! xxxx

Heavenly Housewife said...

I am so happy for you. I wish you and your partner tons of sucess. THe place is really darling, beautifully decorated, and your sample menu sounds to die. What is the address of your place? Id love to come by next time i'm in london.
*kisses* HH

Heavenly Housewife said...

Hey, I'm back :), just found your restaurant's website, and i just wanted to tell you I am SOOOOOOO impressed!!!!
I cant wait to go visit!
*kisses* HH

Sara @CaffeIna said...

Omg congratulations! Your new place looks amazing and it totally looks homy. Now I so wish I could move back to Europe to come and eat there (and of course meet you!)

Juliana said...

Congratulations! Looks beautiful :-)
Best of luck!

Maria said...

Congrats Joudie! I wish you all the best on this new venture!

tasteofbeirut said...

Happy New Year and hope Baity Kitchen a roaring success in 2011!

Dimah said...

Congratulations! Looks beautiful!

Nessie said...

Oh my gosh CONGRATS!!!! What a massive new adventure for you! LOVE the decor. I want my house to look like that!

And because I love your blog and am so stoked for you I am awarding you the Stylish Blogger award! Grab the award and instructions here: :) xox

Jenny (VintageSugarcube) said...

Congrats Congrats Congrats! The menu looks divine, and I love the turquoise chairs! This is YOUR year girl.

M. said...

this is AMAZING!!!
everything looks and sounds great!
best of luck to you both :)