Seabass poached in soy, chilli and ginger
Thai style trio of desserts - Mango sorbet (amazing how everyone loves sorbet - so refreshing), black rice pudding and pinepple pastries - see links to recipes here.
Chapter one would certainly be titled 'Cook for yourself'. Self catering should mean just that - it's hard to get out from a restaurant under €100 for 2 - and believe me, everyone you meet will like to tell you so, and that's before they start on the price of drinks. But go to the local Billa supermarket and markets in campo St. Margherita (not the Rialto - that's where tourists go) and that €100 goes a long way!
This was breakfast one day - poached eggs with parma ham on toasted ciabatta. When you're traversing the Ventian streets in search of Biennale exhibits you need a decent start
The eggs were supposed to be for making pasta - hence the vivid orange yolks. Didn't stretch to making pasta - it was a holiday after all - but they were rather good like this!
|Assiette of desserts on our dinner party menu|
125g Unsalted butter
120g Caster sugar
2 1/2 Eggs
180 ml Creme fraiche
2 1/2 tbsp Cornflour
2 - 3 tsp Coffee essence2 - 3 tsp Tia Maria
|For a smaller party - with baked ricotta|