Tuesday, 6 January 2009
We're Not Flattered
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, well I'm afraid I disagree. We spend an awful lot of time thinking of dishes for our menus, interesting and (in our opinion) funny things to say on our blackboards and menus etc., we also mess about a fair bit and in fairness a lot of what we come up with is just plain silly but...
When we started out we decided to call a cappuccino with an extra shot a 'depth-charge' because it's plopped into the cappuccino and is powerful. Now we see that places in Colchester are using the name as if it is a real coffee name straight from Italy. I suppose it's flattering but just so that someone else knows and for the record we invented the 'depth-charge', the 'lunchtime quickie' (name not concept!), the Mersea Rarebit formally known as a Cornish Rarebit when we lived in Cornwall, our Cappuccino Cake (a new addition), our Carrot Cake Icing, our Bread Pudding, oh, and by the way the 'Babyccino' was brought to us nearly five years ago from New Zealand by Lucy, a regular customer, long before Costa and all the other 'big boys' were doing em!
In addition to this all our menus are designed and printed by the artist and lots of other stuff besides. So sorry to have to blow our own trumpet, but every so often it's necessary you see...and now I'm wondering what we'll think up next?
Something I hope.