We had a brilliant time cooking for, eating with and partying the night away with our friends. Thank you all and thank you E for sleeping like an angel throughout and for being such a sweetheart when you were disturbed as everyone went home for the night. Happy days (and a promise that the Asian beef recipe is coming soon).
A busy table complete with emergency chairs and a first outing for our new candlesticks purchased here.
To start Mango, radish caprese, basil vinaigrette.
To follow Asian braised beef with hot and sour salad
or Teriyaki salmon (as preferred).
All the way from Provence.
To finish Spiced Autumn Pavlova. Complete with audience participation.
Do look closely to see they're a little light on cream. Mainly because some of our more helpful friends whipped it all over themselves, the kitchen, the oven gloves, the others! I obviously had to rescue the situation (not doing much of a better job myself). La la la.