Following their hugely successful pop up last winter, Crafty are now permanent residents at St Martin’s Coffee every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. They launched their new menu at a packed VIP launch event on Thursday 30 April and I was invited to that launch.
I went along with my Step-Mum Dawn. When we first got there we were greeted with a warm, friendly hello and taken to our seats with a menu and some cool Crafty sunglasses
Straight away we were bought a bottle of water and two glasses and asked what drink we would like. Dawn chose lemonade and I had a lager that was recommended to me called Lawless, it was lovely!
We had a set menu with a couple of choices for the main meal. Our starter was a sharing platter of crunchy Korean chicken wings with sweet and hot sauce and their special Pigcorn Poppers, which consist of crisp pork belly bites with spiced pineapple, honey and chilli jam, Tortilla chips and guacamole. It was amazing! Our favourite was the sweet and hot sauce the Pigcorn Poppers, I could have eaten those all day!
Crafty pride themselves on using local produce with bread baked daily by Milner’s Bakery of Blaby and their local meat ground on site each day. Choices included the return of last year’s favourite Farmyard Jam (Beef patty, maple onion & bacon jam, Crafty sauce, Red Leicester), Krispie Klucker (Buttermilk chicken, spiced Rice Krispie crumb, ‘slaw, BBQ mayo) and Smokin’ Shroom (Roasted flat mushroom & red pepper, Smoked Applewood croquette, pickled red onion, paprika aioli). I had the Farmyard Jam. I was put off by the name (jam) but I needn’t have worried, it was so so good!
The photo probably doesn’t do it justice, but it was so huge, I couldn’t finish it (which is really unlike me)
And my fries were really yummy! They had the skin still on and they had salt on, which just made them even tastier for me
For dessert we had Peanut and Chocolate Gelato. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy this. I like both peanut and chocolate but never choose either as an icecream. I was pleasantly surprised, it was actually rather nice. I probably wouldn’t choose it every time, but it was edible.
Crafty is now open for business every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. For full information and reservations for Crafty please visit www.stmartinscoffee.co.uk. I know I will be visiting again.
*We were invited to the launch and given our meal on the house but all words and opinions are my own.