The March dinner party for the Foodies enjoyed a very nice evening on Friday last week (sorry for the delay in posting but have been busy since) - thank you for everyone and most of all to Jac and Richard for letting us host there - really enjoyed the night and the food and wine was fab:
M&S Rosecco - Prosecco raboso Rose
Onion tart with leave, tomato and parmesan salad (pastry to die for and how the french make nice salads I will never know)
Punt du Milieu - Pouilly-Fume 2008
Les Nivieres - Saumur 2007
Seabass on a potato/spring onion rosti served with cherry tomato and bacon salsa (will definately cook this again as yummy)
The Winos met for the March dinner on saturday,it was a very enjoyable evening with many thanks to everyone for the lovely food and wines and of course their splendid company! A sort of St Patrick's Day flavour to the meal.
Pre-Dinner Drink: Piper-Heidsieck Champagne with various nibbles and assorted olives
Starter: Mixed green salad with chicory, toasted walnuts, pear and roquefort cheese with sherry vinegar dressing.
Starter Wines: Albert Seltz Gemurztraminer reserve.
Bourgoyne Aligote Pascal Bouchard.
Main course: Beef casserole with guinness and dumplings, assorted roasted vegetables and potatoes boiled in their skins ( they never did get crushed/mashed!)
San Lorenzo rioja reserve 2004
We did not get around to opening the main course white wine.
Dessert: Chocolate Fudge Pudding with cream.
Dessert Wines: Henry of Pelham Ice wine 2004, Cabernet Franc, Niagra Peninsular, directly imported from Canada.
Elysium California Black Muscat Dessert Wine 2007
Selection of Irish Cheeses and oatcake biscuits
Kilkenny cheddar, cashel Blue, Carrigbyrne Farmhouse St. Killian.
The dinner party club seems to be going from strength to strength and it will soon be time to start drawing up the new rota which will run from May to Nov (with august and september combined to allow for people being on holiday). Please let me know if you still want in on the next round.
We are open to new members joining in, its a fun way of meeting new people and enjoying some excellent food and wine so if you are interested please PM me with your email address and I will send you the details of how it works.
It might be nice to get together for a drink and discussion before the next round commences How about Tuesday 13th April in The Britannia?
Alison. Yes drinks are still planned for 13th April 7.30pm in the Brittania, although perhaps at this point I should mention that I may not be able to make it myself, but there will be some of the dinner party group there.
If you drop me a PM with your email address I can send you some more details of how it works in the meantime.
I shall be there after all, so look forward to seeing some new faces and catching up with friends. I shall reserve the table at the back (right hand side of the bar) but if you are not sure where we are just ask at the bar.
Just to say we are still all on for Tuesday night, 7.30pm Britannia, so look forward to seeing you. We have a couple of new faces coming along too. If anyone else is interested just come along and introduce yourself and w will tell you all about it.