I wasn't even sure if I qualified to attend, to be honest, since I only started blogging so recently. (In fact, I was quite sure no one would know who I was, and I would therefore be extremely embarrassed. But surprise! There was at least 1 person who did read this blog, and all this time, I thought I only had 2 readers ! Now I realise, I have 3!! Thanks Mia dearie!).
Well, there was great food, great company and great fun. DH and Cutie had a good time too.
And we were so lucky! We received a set of Italian cooking spoons... Perfect! Cutie was all tired out, so here he is, sleeping in my arms.
Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio and Barracuda Fish Mousse with Miso Cream. It was an interesting and harmonious blend of flavours, textures and colours.
Jasmine Tea Perfumed Duck Consomme made with Fiji Water, Foie Gras Tortellini. This seemed like a very interesting dish. What a clever way to present foie gras. This would indeed be a burst of flavour, theoretically. However, I think the proportion of foie gras to pasta skin was a little unbalanced, so I only tasted tortellini, not the foie gras. (I would also add that, this could be my fault as I arrived late, and maybe the chef thought that I wouldn't be coming so didn't cater for another portion of foie gras?)
Escargot with Herb-Garlic Butter on Button Mushroom GratineeParsley Oil and Arugula Salad. Enjoyed this very much. Again, a clever juxtaposition of flavours and textures - with the spongy mushroom, chewy escargot and slightly crunchy garlic.
Rigatoni tossed in Crustacean Oil, Tiger Prawn, Shaved Bottarga and Parmesan Cheese. Sorry for the poor photo. This was my favourite. Delicious and tasty morsels of pasta which were perfectly al dente.
I am glad to have met these other food bloggers, and I can't wait for the next one Colin!