Petersham Nurseries

Joe Fox's Spiced Honey Tart
Joe Fox’s Spiced Honey Tart

If we hadn’t been due to deliver 15 kilos of local London Honey to Joe Fox, chef at the legendary Petersham Nurseries, on a sparkling Spring morning, we’d probably have gone anyway.

Petersham Blackboard
Petersham Blackboard

Nestled in the water meadows at the foot of Richmond Hill, this is where city sophistication and rural simplicity collide. Deliciously. Joe works with Damian Clisby, the Head Chef at Petersham Nurseries, who was preparing a 3-course vegetarian lunch to celebrate the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA)Food Made Good Awards” gala lunch on 22nd March.

Joe Fox
Joe Fox

Joe and his partner Laura Jean have pioneered Bee Kind And Dine, devoted to pop-up dinners which celebrate locally sourced, sustainably grown food and the natural systems which are vital to produce that food.

Hidcote Lavender
Hidcote Lavender

I was especially pleased to see a whole display devoted to the Hidcote Lavender variety – the honeybees’ favourite. And an immaculate example of what to plant to provide sustainable forage for bees.

Spiced Honey Tart From The Oven
Spiced Honey Tart Straight From The Oven

And here’s sneak preview of the honey spiced tart dessert, with Bermondsey Street Bees name-checked on the menu. What better recognition of our sustainable food credentials (for people and bees, too) ?

Petersham Bee On Primula
Petersham Bee On Primula

One Reply to “Petersham Nurseries”

  1. Your honey on the menu at Petersham Nurseries! What an accolade for you and the bees, can’t get much classier than that 🙂

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