It’s Pomegranate & Sage’s first Christmas in Kendal and we had a quick cuppa with owner, Tony, to find out what’s on the menu.
Before opening the contemporary eatery-come-deli, Tony toured the world for 25 years and his range of salads, soups, sandwiches, cakes and hot dishes are all inspired by his travels.
We were quick to ask if a destination had influenced his first Christmas in his Kendal deli. Whilst many have inspired him, he says the South Pacific, Papua New Guinea and New York are top of the list. So too is a little, relaxed counter-style city deli on the famous 42nd street – one of his favourite places to grab a bite to eat.
Tony’s ‘round the world’ menu is ever-changing, but December festive favourites include; a pork roll with either apricot and honey, or cranberry and chestnut; traditional turkey, stuffing and cranberry in a hot wrap; lots of different soups, salads, quiches and frittatas.
Sweet treats and desserts include home-cooked Christmas cakes, gingham wrapped Christmas puddings, cranberry and orange cookies, Moroccan spiced tea bread, mince meat slices, pies and tarts.
You can also take-away in larger quantities for special occasions. Tony calls this his ‘P&S Christmas’ and it’s the perfect solution for developing your festive or New Year feast. Everything that is made at the deli can be ordered and collected right up to Christmas eve – so you can add tasty salads and quiches to your Boxing Day buffet, pick a Christmas day marmalade, chutney or Jam. Or buy your gingham wrapped Christmas pudding – we’re a big fan of these as they’ve been cooking for months with a lot of love and care.
You can also take home dahls, hotpots and tagines from the new ‘take it and bake it’ range. These are home-cooked, tasty, ready to bake meals. They’re a perfect easy option over the festive period, plus a break from the turkey.
There’s a really relaxed vibe at Pomegranate and Sage and we love the ethos and that everything is lovingly home-cooked in their kitchen. If you call in for a bite to eat there’s plenty of room for the whole family, plus prams and pooches. We enjoyed sitting in the window with a laptop and a coffee.
Our plan is to liven up our Christmas dinner with the help of Tony and his team.