Sunday, 6 November 2011
Always one to be honest, I have to confess that last month's supperclub wasn't my most successful (food-wise).
It began with a pasta distaster, the pasta machine I thought I had in my bottom drawer was, in fact, 3 hours away, so I had to attempt to roll it all out my hand (or arm, really), which resulted in tasty shoe leather.
Things didn't get much better with my main, where I accidentally ordered three-times more fish than I needed and struggled to find room for 90 fillets of sea bream... then for dessert, the semi-freddo was far more semi than freddo!
Oh well, it all actually tasted good, and I can only put it all down to temporary insanity, which thankfully has now gone!
The menu was:
Antipasti (of queen olives, parma ham, octopus, caper berries, mozzarella, roasted peppers and salami) with courgette gorgonzola and sundried tomato rolls (forgot to photograph, though they looked lovely and were a great success).
Three cheese and wild mushroom ravioli with a lemon, sage and marjoram sauce.
Baked Sea Bream with roasted cherry tomatoes and black olives served with a big green salad.
Fig and frangipani tarts with semi-freddo and vodka espresso.
Oh, one more thing however – there was a burgeoning romance from two of the attendees (I later heard), which is great news, and may be my first singles night success!).