Oh the social whirl…it’s never ending ! Friends, relations, selected enemies…even complete strangers….they all clamour for a part of me !! Oh, hang on.. sorry…that post belongs to Whatfantasytakesmyfancytonight.com !…I remember…this one’s about eating…!
Tonight was dinner with Robert and Laura. I have known Robert now for sometime, and every time I see him, remain convinced he looks like Art Garfunkels younger brother…and whilst never having heard him sing…suspect without the whiny voice.
Laura, his new(ish) partner I know less well, but is charming, very chatty and to put you fully in the picture, looks like a young Ali McGraw (Love Story….remember!!) God help the opposite sex if they ever decide to have kids !
What I had no idea about both of them is that they are pretty mean cooks, as proved by tonights meal.
Starter was warm scallops (Waitrose…yay!) on a bed of rocket with a mustard vinaigrette and served with pink grapefruit segments. The scallops were perfect and the grapefruit gave a nice contrast to the rest. Yum.
The main was haddock, grilled with lemon juice and lemon zest (and black pepper) on a bed of mash (no lumps dammit…I checked! HOW is that done??) with unadulturated steamed (I think) broccoli and carrots. Nice. The haddock with the lemon was delicious…nice and tangy.
Pud was “Rachael’s” (haven’t a clue, but she must be rolling in it, as it is sold everywhere) enviro-friendly yoghurt with a scary-red raspberry (?) sorbet (from Waitrose…re-yay!)
Wine…(something) -Fish” – service was so good I just wasn’t able to make my usual ill-mannered lunge for the bottle and help myself !…. White, and I think a SavBlanc again. Anyway, it was very nice.
A very nice evening. Tomorrow evening should be…eh, interesting!…being dragged round the upper echelons of London society, in a whistle and flute if you please! Dahhlinks…..should be a complete hoot! Toodlepip
Previous dinner posts from Peter
- Another culinary highlight ... but of a different kind. - May 17th, 2013
- A saturday evening in .... - April 20th, 2013
- Fish pie followed by Peter's Tiramisu ! - March 19th, 2013
- Borough Market, London - March 2nd, 2013
- “There were Angels dining at the Ritz .... and the motor was parked in Berkeley Square” - January 26th, 2013