Thursday, December 27, 2012

Italian sharing platter for a first birthday party at Watermark complex in the Cotswold Water Park

More for the adults I got the feeling (3 generations of family + guests) than the birthday boy. Like most parties then ;)

Bit of deja vu when I turned up at the house, realised I had cooked there about 4 years ago. Love those Watermark houses - what I imagine New England is like. It feels so un-Cotswold like, but they still fit in. You can see from above how close they are to the lake too......


Mulled wine poached pear and gorgonzola foccacia - proving on the way to the house, and cooked it when I got there - who can resist the baking aromas as you arrive back for lunch?
Italian style cheese selection
Italian style cured meat platters
Skewers of baby mozzarella, sun blush tomato and basil 
Grilled and roasted vegetables
Pesto pinwheel bread
Also made garlic doughballs - went so fast no time to even take a pic - and some tapanade croutes.

And that was just the starter!

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