Our Local Smoked Salmon Supplier
The smoked salmon which is used in our popular English Muffin, Poached Eggs, Smoked Salmon, Buttered Spinach & Hollandaise or Carpaccio of Smoked Salmon, Rocket & Balsamic Dressing is supplied by Ole who is local to Stoke Newington and we are so lucky to have him so near us.
His smoked salmon is by far the best that we have found in London and it is great to see that he hand delivers them to our restaurant in the bags that you see in below picture with Ole on the left.
Here is the story of Ole and the way he and his wife make smoked salmon using the same traditional way that his great-grand father developed 80 years ago:
The Hansen & Lydersen family recipe was devised in 1923 by fishmonger Lyder-Nilsen Lydersen. Born in 1886, Lyder-Nilsen was a salmon fisherman in Kirkenes, a small town in Norway’s county of Finnmark, situated some 240 miles north of the Arctic Circle. His smoked salmon recipe, using a
subtle mixture of juniper and beech woods, turned out a great local success in and around the Varanger Fjord.
His son Leif Lydersen, born in 1916, took over the family business in 1962, teaching his two dauthers Lil and Bodil how to smoke his traditional Kirkenes salmon. The sisters did not carry on with the smoked salmon business. Lil married Hans-Otto Hansen and moved down to the southern city of Stavanger. It is her son, Ole Hansen, who has now brought his great-grandfather’s recipe to London.
Ole and his wife Flora now run the family smokehouse in Stoke Newington, North London. True to 4 generations of Hansen and Lydersen craft, they insist in producing their salmon according to the long-standing smoking traditions that have made their family’s success for over 80 years.
Homa Wine Club
Homa would like to introduce you to its amazing selection of wine and here we are having a course and would like you to join us over 4 evenings
Introduction to Wine; Meet the Varieties;
Monday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th October.
Evening 1; Tasting and quality assessment,
Evening 2; White wine varieties,
Evening 3; Red wine varieties,
Evening 4; Sparkling, sweet and fortified.
We will explore the world of wine with samples being specially selected to highlight elements such as variety, wine making or climate. And to add another dimension to the evening there will be an opportunity to try the wines with a light supper provided by the HOMA kitchen. So if you like good wine, would like to expand your vinous horizons, wish to understand more about how wine is made or simply enjoy spending an evening in good company whilst sharing a glass or two of wine with a light supper then please sign up for the HOMA Wine School.
the course commence at 7.00 pm and will finish at around 9.00pm
Cost: £120.00. (Costs will include the wines, 8 wines for each evening and a light supper.)