Going Green

November 25, 2019

Green Friday - 29th November - 6pm to 8pm

 

This Friday we're going green instead of black and we're hosting a a green evening from 6pm to 8pm to meet our local and sustainable producers with talks and demos from 6.30pm to 7.15pm and time to chat, eat mince pies and drink mulled wine in between!

 

Green Friday is an initiative started by Cork business Wild Design Collective which aims to 'combat Black Friday mass consumerism by supporting small independent Irish businesses. By supporting your local businesses you are not only boosting your local economy but you are building a stronger more connected community all while reducing your environmental impact!'

 

Pop in at any stage in the evening between 6pm and 8pm to meet our local and sustainable makers. They will share their top tips for sustainable gifting and you will get to see (and sometimes taste) their product range. Our Green Friday makers are:

- Pat from Kilmeaden honey
- Catherine from Mily Designs - reusable wipes, napkins and bags
- Kathrin from LoveTramore - vegetable and fruit bags, beeswax wraps, and printed mugs and tea towels
- Tom from Trá Coffee Roasters - locally roasted coffee which can be bought loose from the deli
- Sian from Kilfarassy Soap Co. - scented handmade soaps
- Marie from The Sea Gardener - seaweed blends and tea

- tasters from the Mezze product range

We'll have free short talks from 6.30 to 7.15 pm with:

- Ada from Tramore Eco Group who will talk about homemade food and cosmetics products that are ideal gifts. She will also look at how to reuse packaging for safe and sustainable gifting.

- Marie from The Sea Gardener will demo a Seaweed Seasonal Cookery Demo. Mid-winter is the time for cooking flavoursome soups and stews and spicy pie fillings and puddings. Marie has the perfect seaweed to blend with your sweet and savoury cooking and will share a few tips with you on Green Friday

- Pat from Kilmeaden honey will give a short talk on beekeeping

- Dvir from Mezze will show you 2 quick recipes that are handy for entertaining over the Christmas period.

 

We're looking forward to our first Christmas event and excited that we're making it a green one!

 

 

 

Green gifts

 

We try to run our business as sustainably as possible. We can always do more but we make small changes to improve our business all the time. This Christmas we have ditched the cellophane for compostable boxes for our hampers but you can take it one step further and bring in your own box/hamper to reuse and we'll fill it with our goodies. Check out our range of hampers in our deli or online shop.

 

 

LOCAL HAMPERS

All our hampers include locally made food or products. The products in the hampers below are made in Tramore or very nearby.

 

Taste of Tramore hamper

For the lover of all things Tramore this hamper is made up of Tramore based businesses from seaweed foraged on its shores to coffee roasted alongside to locally designed tea towels. This unique hamper includes Mezze salted tahini & chocolate chip cookies, Tra Coffee Roasters organic Ethiopian single origin coffee beans, Mezze raspberry & rose jam, Mezze za’atar lavosh flatbreads, a LoveTramore tea towel, and The Sea Gardener seaweed seasoning. This hamper is available to purchase from our deli or online shop.

 

Waterford Eco hamper

This hamper is perfect for the eco-concious with locally produced goods to help reduce single use waste. It includes a shopping bag & reuseable kitchen wipes by Mily Designs (Fenor, Co. Waterford), a vegetable produce bag and a beeswax wrap by LoveTramore (Tramore, Co. Waterford) and a natural peppermint & seaweed soap bar by Kilfarassy Soap Co. (Kilfarrassy, Co. Waterford). This hamper is available to purchase from our deli or online shop.

 

 

EXPERIENCE GIFTS 

 

Experience gifts are great eco-friendly gifts. From our new space in our deli we are running dining events (also available to buy from our online shop). Events that can be bought as Christmas gifts are:

 

 

 

Falafel & Flatbreads Demo & Dine (vegan) - Jan 18th 2020

Whether you're looking for some new plant-based recipes for you or the vegan in your life or you're a fiend for falafel this Demo and Dine will take you through the secrets to making perfect falafel. Dvir and Nicola will demonstrate how to make two traditional falafel recipes, easy flatbreads and all the trimmings to go with them. Once you've gained had a go at making your own you'll sit down to a Middle Eastern style shared plates meal of falafels, salads, dips, sauces and flatbreads. The night will be finished off with some Middle Eastern sweet treats and mint tea/Turkish coffee.  

 

 

 

 

 

Food Photography & Food Styling with Monika Coghlan - 26th January 2020

Join Monika Coghlan of Pepperazzi for a hands-on day of food styling and photography with a Mezze Middle Eastern style lunch. 

 

Monika is an award-winning Food Stylist, Photographer, Recipe Developer and Educator based in Cork. She has worked with some of the best food brands and restaurants in the country including Loving Salads, Rebel Chilli, Chia Bia and of course us! She has hosted Food Styling & Photography workshops in Ballymaloe, Dingle and Kinsale and is thrilled to have her next one in Tramore!

 

What to expect:

The workshop will be divided into two parts: presentation with examples, and practical hands-on styling and photography session. Q&A's at any time. We will cover Lighting, Composition, Colour, Shooting Angles, Backdrops & Props, Editing, and more. We'll talk about shooting at restaurants, product photography, taking photos with a smartphone, visual branding and food photography on social media. 

 

A Mezze lunch will be served mid-way through the session.

 

 

 

Middle Eastern Feast - Tu Bishvat - Saturday 15th February

Tu Bishvat is an eco-themed holiday celebrated in Israel in February where many people plant trees and celebrate with meals containing an array of available fruits and vegetables such as dates, figs, pomegranate and roots. We will build an eco themed menu with locally sourced veg and dried fruits all flavoured with the fragrances & spices of the Middle East. We will also donate €2 from every ticket to the Native Woodland Trust to plant trees in Ireland. 

 

Upcoming events

 

6th & 7th December - Christmas Parties at The Vic

We're back at the Vic in Tramore again this year for our Christmas parties. Join us on Saturday 7th December for a Middle Eastern Feast on long tables of our 4 course sharing plates menu. We will also have belly dancing by the wonderful Bonnie Boux.

 

Prepare for a belly full of food and laughs at the beautifully renovated upstairs function room in The Victoria House. Tickets from our online shop.

 

 

5th,13th & 20th December - Tramore Christmas Festival

We'll be open til 7.30pm during Tramore Christmas Festival. The parade will start at the top of Main Street by Apache Pizza and pass by Mezze as far as The Cross. The Copper Coast Market will be running on Queen Street. We'll be open for evening shopping, mulled wine, hot chocolate, hot spiced apple juice and mince pies.

 

20th December - Christmas Fakeaway

We've done three monthly fakeaways and each one has sold out. Thank you so much for those who've supported us by getting their Friday fix. We'll be running our fourth and last one of the year on Friday 20th December. Our fakeaway menu of spice boxes (including the ever popular brussels sprouts & leek fritters), seaweed fries and falafel will be served from 6pm to 8pm (or till sold out).

 

Hope to see you all soon!

 

Nicola

 

 

 

 

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