British Airways' After Hour Club @ Kew Gardens

"The After Hours Club from British Airways, The Club Magazine invites you an exclusive Caribbean dining experience at the Orangery Restaurant, Kew, in association with Peyton and Byrne.   

We are thrilled to be hosting a supper club with the talented Caribbean chef Shivi Ramoutar at one of London's most verdant locations, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.

Shivi is a hot-list author with her new book 'Caribbean Modern' and an ambassador for authentic and feisty Caribbean flavours. The supper club includes a welcome cocktail and three course feasting menu of her favourite dishes. We're very much looking forward to this one!

Shivi has made it her culinary mission to twist classic Caribbean dishes and ingredients from her childhood into her own vibrant, fresh and easy-to-make delights.

Shivi believes that any menu is only as good as the produce it uses and has crafted a tasting menu of delicious creations from this gregarious chef and to learn about the importance of provenance whilst enjoying the unique setting of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens."

For tickets and more information click here.

Henley Literary Festival

Thrilled to be at the Henley Literary Festival, along with the likes of Prue Leith and Deliciously Ella, on Sunday 4th October, speaking with food writer, Rosemary Parkinson, about Caribbean food, Caribbean food history and Caribbean food culture.  It is set to be a lovely day and in a gorgeous setting so come and join us at Phyllis Court at 1pm.  To book, or for further information click here.

Caribbean Modern: Recipes from the Rum Islands is now out!

Caribbean Modern: Recipes from the Rum Islands is now out in shops.  There has already been such wonderful coverage of "the most wonderful collection of interesting, fresh, healthy (And some not so!) recipes", including The Times, BBC Good Food MagazineSainsbury's Magazine, Good Things Magazine, Psychologies Magazine, The Pool and The Gannet.  Keep your eye out for plenty more!  If you've not yet purchased your copy, grab one here . 

Caribbean Supper Club for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation

I am so excited to be supporting this amazing charity and hosting a Caribbean supper club for them (http://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/news/supper-clubs-jamie-oliver-food-foundation/#IhssLiByKEZcqS24.97) at the Notting Hill Recipease on July 2.  To book: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipease/bookings/3/377/

photo taken from the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation website

photo taken from the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation website

Divertimenti Caribbean Cooking Classes

**NEW DATES FOR SUMMER TERM**

I'm back at Divertimenti on the 2nd May with a fun, hands-on Caribbean street food class.  Reminiscent of walking down a bustling street, lined with traditional vendors and steel pan sounds floating through the air this sun inspired street food menu will leave you feeling bright and vibrant. Recipes include ‘Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Slaw’, ‘Curry Crab and Dumplings’, ‘Snow Cone’ and more.  All fuelled with a little (or more, if you like) rum punch....

.....And on the evening of the 25th June, join me for my 'Caribbean Fresh' class, to get hands-on with fresh and vibrant tropical salads and grills, perfect for summer picnics, al fresco dining and barbecues and learn to make some Summer-perfect cocktails, led by Havana Club cocktail ambassadors. 

To book either class, click the below link, click either date on the calendar (or search my name in the relevant search box) and click 'book' next to the class details: http://www.divertimenti.co.uk/cookery-school

Le Coq Takeover 29th June

I am excited to announce that I shall be taking over the kitchen at the wonderful Le Coq restaurant (http://www.le-coq.co.uk/news/) in Islington on the 29th June.  Their rotisserie takeovers have previously featured Bonnie Gull, Bone Daddies, Meera Sodha, Honey & Co, Blanchette and Selin Kiazim to name a few and I am so excited to be following such a wonderful roster of chefs!  Further menu details will be announced soon.

Lime* - My New Caribbean Supper Club at Kensington Square Kitchen

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new supper club, Lime* at the lovely venue that is Kensington Square Kitchen (http://www.kensingtonsquarekitchen.co.uk).  Here is a sample menu. Please take special care to read the note at the bottom as is a key ethos of the supper club!  For further information, and how to book, head over to my Upcoming Events page.

Divertimenti Caribbean Street Food Cooking Class

SOLD OUT - BUT PLEASE POP YOUR NAME ONTO THE WAITING LIST AT THE BELOW LINK TO BE INFORMED OF FUTURE CLASSES

I'm back at Divertimenti on the evening of February 24, 2015, with a hands-on Caribbean-inspired street food cookery class. After cooking, we sit to enjoy our tropical creations with rum punch and wine. To book, click the below link, click February 24 on the calendar and click 'book' next to the class details.

"Giving classical Caribbean cuisine her own twist Shivi produces healthy, nutritious and wholesome food that is light and fresh. Reminiscent of walking down a bustling street, lined with traditional vendors and steel pan sounds floating through the air this sun inspired street food menu will leave you feeling bright and vibrant. Recipes include ‘Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Slaw’, ‘Curry Crab and Dumplings’, ‘Snow Cone’ and more".

To book, click on February 24th to find my class then click book:  http://www.divertimenti.co.uk/cookery-school