Waitrose unveils new veggie BBQ range

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Waitrose unveils new veggie BBQ range

Retailer has launched a new summer prepared veg and salad range and announced dates for its first fine dining ‘supper club’

Waitrose unveils new veggie BBQ range

Waitrose new BBQ and salad range has vegetables at the heart

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Waitrose has unveiled a new vegetarian barbecue and summer salad range including cauliflower bites, spiced sweet potatoes and mushroom burgers.

The new range was created with vegetarians in mind but will also appeal to meat-eaters, Waitrose said, debuting in stores from 5 April.

Further lines will be added throughout the summer season, including a pea shoot and edible flower salad and ‘Inferno’ rocket launching in May.

Recipes and ingredients were inspired by world cuisines, including classic American barbecue sauces and North African spices.

Elsewhere, Waitrose has announced it will open its first-ever ‘supper club’ at its store at its new store in Haywards Heath, where shoppers will be able to have a restaurant-quality meal made by chefs from its three cookery schools.

The mezzanine store café will be converted into a restaurant for eight evenings throughout April and May, with bookings available for 50 places each evening.

A set menu costs £35 for three courses, with dishes including Salmon with brown butter, Tenderstem broccoli, Jersey Royals, lemon and cauliflower purée, and roast and shaved cauliflower with maple seed granola and lettuce purée.

Manager of Waitrose Cookery Schools, Karen Himsworth, said: “This aims to deliver the next level of in store dining at Waitrose, building upon concepts like our sushi bars and wine bars. We want to make our stores a food destination in the evenings as well as in the day.

“We realise a supermarket might not spring to mind when people are thinking about dining out in the evening, but we want that to change."

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