Recipe of the month: Curly Kale and Celeriac

saladsCurly kale and cerleriac has been one of this month’s favourites here at Fait Maison, and certainly turned a few heads with both the staff and our customers.

As one of the most nutritionally rich vegetables grown in Britain, curly kale has a rather earthy flavour that works exceptionally well with roasted celeriac, and provides a delicious winter alternative to soups.

So here’s what you’ll need:

1 whole celeriac (medium sized)
Curly Kale 400g
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp of finely ground white pepper
1 tbsp of herbes de provence
2 tbsp of corn oil (or sunflower oil)
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp of light soya sauce
1 tbsp white sesame seeds

Pre heat your oven to 180oC, it will need to be adjusted to a higher temperature later for the kale.

Start with the celeriac, which you’ll want to wash and peel first. Then cut it into half, then each half will need to be cut into three wedges, so that ultimately you can thinly slice each wedge to about a half cm thickness. This is so that the celeriac is in bite sized pieces and will cook evenly in the oven.

In a mixing bowl, add the salt, white pepper, herbes de provence and oil, whisking well as this will be the marinade for the celeriac. Then add the celeriac to the marinade, tossing together and making sure every piece is coated. You’ll want to leave it for about five minutes before laying each wedge out onto a roasting tray. Place in a pre-heated oven for ten minutes or until the celeriac has a light golden colour to it.

Once the celeriac is ready, set aside to cool and turn the oven up to 200oC.

Next, rinse the curly kale thoroughly and make sure to pat them dry before cooking. If your curly kale is not already sliced, you’ll want to slice them up into about 5cm strips.  Lay on a baking tray and sprinkle the soya sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds over the strips so that they’re nicely seasoned. No extra salt or pepper is needed at this point. Bake in the oven for about 2 minutes. We want the kale to keep its shape and not wilt at any point, so that it still has a nice bite to it.

When both are cooked and cooled completely, take a large serving bowl and mix both the kale and celeriac together. Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready.

Being an experienced London caterer, Fait Maison offer an extensive choice of salads and vegetables as part of their catering menu.

saladssaladsYou can find more of our salads that are also available for outside catering here.

Valentine’s Menu. Lovingly designed, lovingly prepared…

Valentine's menuI think on a Valentine’s day any one of us, be it a man or a woman, would like anything that involves some thought of preparation and thought, even if it’s remembering to snag a reservation at the cozy romantic restaurant such as Fait Maison.
This year we would like to mark the occasion with something special – a lovingly designed a la carte Valentine’s menu for the evening at our Gloucester Road branch in West London. This is a totally new concept for us and we are so excited! The best Fait Maison chef armed with several perfect recipes, will be invited to cook on the premises.
Fait Maison Valentine’s menu begins with a choice of white crab meat on Thai avocado and mango salsa; warm peppers stuffed with quinoa and feta cheese; or carrot and coriander soup. Main course selections include succulent grilled sea bass with baked potato and aubergine; organic beef fillet with roasted beetroot and baby spinach and a vegetarian option of sweet potato and spinach gratin with roasted leek and aubergine. The dessert trio features warm gluten free chocolate cake with vanilla gelato, warm custard and caramel tart or raspberry/chocolate cheesecake.
Add a sensual violin to the festively decorated dining room… What can be more romantic? What can be more Valentine?
Book a delicious candlelit meal now 020 7998 0071

Fait Maison Christmas Opening Times

Fait Maison is wishing all its customers happy holidays and a prosperous New Year.
May the ringing bells of Christmas fill your life with music of happiness and joy! May your holidays be the brightest and something to remember and your new year full of hope!

Please, be aware about our Christmas opening times.

Fait Maison in 3 Stratford Road
24 December: Open till 1pm
25-26 December: Closed
27-30 December: Open till 4pm
31 December: Open till 2pm
1 January: Closed

Fait Maison in 245 Goldhawk Road
24 December: Open till 1pm
25 December-1 January: Closed

Fait Maison in Ravenscourt Park
25-26 December, 1 January: Closed

Fait Maison in 50 Gloucester Road
24 December: Open till 3pm
25-26 December, 1 January: Closed

Fait Maison Christmas Menu. Catering in West London

What can be tastier than Fait Maison mouth-watering dishes created especially for Christmas using fresh, seasonal ingredients? From best traditional roast turkey to hand cooked roast vegetables and delicious homemade mince pies. Fait Maison can provide it all to make your celebration a memorable stress-free experience. Please, pop in at any Fait Maison restaurant in West London to discuss your personal requirements or email to place your order.

Fait Maison Christmas Menu

Focaccia topped as requested £2.50
Sundried tomato with fennel seeds £2.50
Salt and Rosemary £2.50

Corn Chowder £4.50
Fish soup lightly flavoured with saffron £4.50

MAIN COURSE (ready to cook) minimum 5 kg bird
Norfolk Black Turkey (organic)
Whole Free Range bronze turkey
Ready to cook/Half cooked/Fully Cooked £11.75 per kg*
Breast of Free Range Turkey £20.50 per kg
Fillet steak sealed and spiced (min 4 ppl) £45.00 per kg
Queens Roast (8-10 ppl) Goose stuffed with duck, pheasant ad quail, beautifully spiced and lightly stuffed £145
Kings Roast (8-10 ppl)
Turkey stuffed with chicken, pheasant and quail, with herbs apricot and walnut stuffing £125

* £25 is added for cooking

MAIN COURSE (ready cooked)
Lamb shank oriental style £10.50
Organic salmon char-grilled and topped with salsa £7.95
Corn fed poussin char-grilled with orange and lemon £9.00 (each)

Sour dough stuffing with:
– sausage meat
– apricot and walnuts
– chestnut stuffing
– sage and onions

Or your choice of stuffing

Roasted butternut squash £4.50
Roast root vegetables £4.50
Organic mash potato with garlic, olive and parsley £4.50
Mange tout, broad beans with fresh mint dressing £4.50

Mince pie £1.40
Buche de noel (8-10 ppl) chocolate/coffee/praline £30.00
Chocolate truffle £35.00

Fait Maison Thanksgiving Menu. Catering service in West London

Be joyful, be thankful, say thanks!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Melody Beattie
Make it a Happy Thanksgiving for all your family members including yourself with Fait Maison well thought Thanksgiving menu.
Please, pop in at any Fait Maison branch in West London to discuss your personal requirements or email to place your order.
Be joyful, be thankful, say thanks!

Fait Maison Goes Pink in the fight against breast cancer

Fait Maison Pink Cake Sale as a part of its fundraising event

Impressive pink macaroon tower

We are proud to announce that our Go Pink fundraising event was a tremendous success. A stunning Pink Cake Sale, beautifully decorated premises and educational leaflets distributed among the public have helped Fait Maison fundraising team to increase awareness about breast cancer and to raise £450 which were forwarded to the pioneering charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Raspberry and rose cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, strawberry and cream cake… To mention just a few…

Raspberry and rose cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes, strawberry and cream cake… To mention just a few…[/caption]Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a pioneering charity leading the fight against breast cancer by developing new treatments and campaigning for better services for patients. Money raised by West London restaurant Fait Maison will be spent on this vital research and educational work.
Fait Maison fundraising team

Fait Maison fundraising team

Approximately 70% of all our customers are ladies. They are all so beautiful, and they are all so precious. For that very reason supporting Breakthrough Breast Cancer was so important to us.

5 facts about breast cancer and why Fait Maison Go Pink

Fact No 1: Breast cancer is sudden. It comes in quietly, hides for a while and then announces its presence in a very loud and nasty voice.

Fact No 2: Breast cancer is scary. It crosses all your future plans and aspirations. And the fear of possible death blanks your mind.

Fact No 3: Breast cancer is painful. And physical pain is just the tip of the iceberg. Huge, disastrous iceberg, that is going to devastate your friends and bring sadness and despair into the life of your family.

Fact No 4: Breast cancer is greedy. It takes away your spirit, your belief. And in the long run if it manages to beat you, it takes your life.


Fact No 5: Breast cancer is CURABLE. And survival chances depend on manifold factors, which every woman has to be aware of – early detection and screening, appropriate treatment program, professional medical team and of course, moral support of the people you love.

Fait Maison would like to promote breast cancer awareness and support research in this area, and that’s why we have decided to organize a Go Pink fundraising event in our Gloucester Road traiteur, South West London. On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October, 2012 we are going to decorate with pink, wear pink, talk pink, sell pink…

Because pink is the colour of courage, and pink is the colour of hope.

A Portuguese Tradition That Has Become a Fait Maison Edition

After years of working for Fait Maison, being constantly surrounded by delectable goodness, I can assure you I am still not tired of what I consider to be the best part of my day. Treat time comes in the form of soft, supple custard and sweet, smooth caramel – known to all as the Custard and Caramel tart. Here in Fait Maison it is considered an official best seller.

Resulting from a slight modification to the original Pastel de Nata recipe, this little treat is very popular amongst, not only the Portuguese, but the local residents across the entire Fait Maison umbrella. A universally appealing taste that takes favour with all.

Historical sources say that pastéis de nata was created before the 18th century by Catholic monks in Lisbon. At the time egg whites were demanded in large quantities both for starching clothes and in the clearing of wines, which left many egg yolks unused and resulted in proliferation of sweet pastry recipes throughout the country. Here at Fait Maison, we’d like to think we’ve improved the recipe even further by adding a thin, delicate layer of caramel that sits just beneath the custard. So that every bite is sweetened with the delightful dribble of caramel sauce.

Irresistible? Well, we’d certainly like to think so.

Is it that time of the day yet?!

If you would like to see what West London restaurant Fait Maison can offer you as a perfect treat, please check out our dessert menu.

Done to a Tea

Quality Tea Fait Maison, West LondonAccording to Henry James, ‘there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea’. That’s why you have to make sure, that it’s pure perfection. Especially, if you are in England… Especially, if you are at Fait Maison…
Being an integral element of British culture and an outstanding product in the company’s portfolio, tea is enjoyed by Fait Maison connoisseurs in all its forms: hot, iced, frappe… Creativity has no boundaries. Preparation is merely a question of taste, and of weather conditions.
Taking the tea experience very seriously, Fait Maison has chosen an outstanding brand with a ‘flavourful’ history, dating back to 1873. Eilles is top quality whole and broken leaf tea with distinctive aroma profiles. Bio Darjeeling Imperial Second Flush Leaf, Bio Green Tea Jasmine Leaf, Bio Natural Fruits and Herbal Garden to mention just a few.
Each cup represents an imaginary voyage – one that will lead you to the most heavenly of places.
Quality Tea Fait Maison West London

Amanda’s Action Club at Ravenscourt Park 2012

Amanda's Actions Club

Amanda's Actions Club

Spring into action with Amanda’s Action Kids – let your little ones jump around at these lively, energetic and great fun activity sessions; the perfect way to let off some steam. Summer classes will resume in June on Thursday 14th 4pm – 4.45pm (£8 for 1 child and £14 for 2).

If you run children’s classes or events and would be interested in running a class at Fait Maison please contact iryna –