Saturday, 13 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
We began last night's dinner with a beetroot and goat's cheese tart garnished with caramelised red onions and reduced balsamic. The goat's cheese was lightly whipped and flavoured with fresh thyme and lemon.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Last night's dinner began with an imaginative amuse bouche of deconstructed shrimp cocktail. Basically put, this small palate teaser contained all the ingredients found in the more traditional cocktail, but broken down into the individual components. This dish was meant as a bit of fun for the chefs, and hopefully was not viewed as being overly pretentious ;-)
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Last night featured the fourth of our vegetarian Feast Night Formal Halls, and the first such dinner to feature recipes from Cafe Paradiso by Denis Cotter. Opening in October 1993, Cafe Paradiso set out to take vegetarian cooking out of the healthfood industry and away from the perception of meat-free cooking being somewhat penitential. Dishes were created with a focus on vegetables rather than lentils, and with no agenda other than sharing the pleasure of real food prepared with skill and passion.