"I've always dreamed of this!..... Getting caterer's in."
It's always good when everyone can keep it a secret right till the last moment. Last Saturday it was for a special birthday in Droitwich and the birthday girl's husband and the rest of the family had kept it a secret right to the moment they turned up back at their house after being out for the afternoon.
|Macaroni cheese - everyone's favourite comfort food|
|Finishing touches on the knickerbocker glory|
|Mini burgers in homemade carrot and cumin buns|
|Spoon of seared scallop, asparagus puree and shiitake mushroom|
|Starter - trio of seafood starters - Homemade salmon gravadlax [on cauliflower and fennel coleslaw], smoked halibut and marinated artichoke, spoon of crayfish and mango|
|Whole dover sole - whole before prepping at the house - head and tail come off , roe taken out,, de-scaled and then washed & dried.|
|Cooked meuniere - that paella pan has more than one use - these were 1 lb weight each - so needed the biggest pan possible.|
|Deboned after cooking and put back together, with the pan juices strained into the lemon beurre noisette spooned on top. So delicious. Should have made it 3 ;)|