Thursday, 30 September 2010

The Department of Land Economy Property Research Club Dinner

I was unable to discover anything useful or insightful about the Property Research Club, other than it appears to be associated with the Department of Land Economy.
 Land Economy, as a subject, considers the role and use of land, real estate and environment within an economy. It applies particularly the disciplines of economics, law and planning for the analysis of the governance of land use, urban areas and interactions with other environmental resources.
Last night, Pembroke hosted a dinner for the club, featuring a decidedly Italian themed menu. The dinner began with Pappa al Pomodoro, an Italian soup of tomatoes, olive oil and ciabatta bread. Credit for the recipe goes to the River Cafe Cookbook by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers.
The main course featured fresh monkfish wrapped in Parma ham, and served with borlotti beans, cavolo nero, chilli and garlic. The beans, soaked overnight and slow-cooked with the garlic, chilli and herbs, had a wonderful flavour and texture, making this a very special dish.

Our vegetarian friends were served aubergine and mozzarella croquettes coated with panko, a Japanese style of breadcrumb which has a very crunchy finish.
Dessert was a classic Tiramisu, finished with crisp tuille biscuits. Tiramisu (Italian: tiramisù; Venetian: tiramesù [tirameˈsu]) is the most popular Italian cake. It is made of cake dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone, and flavored with liquor and cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of puddings, cakes and other desserts.

Bon Appetite!

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