Bells will ring, the sun will shine!

The Butterccup Cafe loves weddings!

The Buttercup Cafe loves weddings!

Spring (and a whole of lot of love) is in the air and that means we’ve been busy in The Buttercup Cafe kitchen devising delicious wedding feasts for the lovely couples who are getting married in and around Lewes this year. We’ve been booked from some incredible weddings in an eclectic mix of venues over the coming months and we can’t wait!

Claire has fallen in love all over again with Ottolenghi and you can smell and taste that Middle Eastern influence in the dishes she’s been working on for this wedding season. Claire travelled through Turkey 25 years ago and that trip has influenced her cooking ever since. Oven roasted peppers with haloumi; Syrian fatoush; citrus and pomegranate dressing; lamb tagine; saffron couscous…

Do pop in or give Claire a call if you would like to know more about The Buttercup’s wedding feasts and have a look at our taster menus.

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The Buttercup Cafe at Elderflower Fields Festival 2012

What a weekend! What a festival! We’re back from the first Elderflower Fields Festival on Bentley estate, near Lewes. We feel like we’ve been on holiday. We may be exhausted but we had a wonderful time. It was magical.

The Buttercup’s woodland cafe at Elderflower Fields 2012

The sun shone and everyone danced and made merry all weekend. This was a truly family friendly festival and it was lovely to see so many of our friends and customers in our woodland cafe. Our Buttercup festival cafe was hidden in the woods beside the acoustic tent. We had plenty of shade, a spectacular view over Sussex fields and great music. We brought our hula hoops (of course!) and served cake, tea, real coffee, ice-cold freshly squeezed juice and smoothies. Kids played while parents lolled on the straw bales under our shady sails.

The Buttercup Cafe in festival mood

Our mini sweet shop was a big hit with the face painted festival kids. And all hail our friends at the brilliant Rye Bay Coffee Company for helping us to set up a proper coffee machine in the woods.

We loved dancing under the glitter ball in the Vinyl Thursday yurt and giggled at the woodland silent disco dancers. We saw our Peter give a fantastic performance on the main stage with Ska Toons, our Zoe Brownrigg was wonderful in the acoustic tent and so exciting to see our Jasper returned from his travels and appearing on the main stage with The Ouse Valley Three.

Magical

We’d also like to say a big thank you to Nigel and his lovely team who organised Elderflower fields Festival – always calm, helpful and charming throughout the whole festival. It was lovely to work with you.

We brought our crochet with us of course!

The Buttercup team deserve a special mention too for their hard work, smiles and stamina – keeping going all weekend on very little sleep! Well done Claire, Megan, Simon, Camilla, Amanda, Harvey and Geoff.

Festival Claire

Cool Camilla

Super Simon and Marvellous Megan

Amazing Amanda

We’re off for a much needed nap now. Can’t wait for more festival fun next year. And if you didn’t make it this year, make sure you buy tickets for 2013!