A few days beforehand there was a slight moment of doubt about our endeavour, but we decided to hold true to our course. I mean how hard could 12 courses be.....? Not hard to execute, but the eating.... even with our 'small' portioning... the eating was certainly a challenge. And while it isn't something I fancy repeating this year it was certainly a lot of fun...up to course 9 at least! Photo quality decreased as dinner progressed....sure we had to have a fresh glass of vino with each course....you live and learn!
|1. Crab Castles|
|2. Smoked Salmon Vodka Rolls|
|3. Celeriac Soup with Scallop & Black Pudding|
|4. Lemon Ginger Snow|
|5. Poppas Pumpkin Risotto|
|6. Parsnip & Beetroot Fritters with Nanas Beetroot Chutney|
|7. Quail with Celeriac Puree & Skimpy Jus|
|8. Trio of Ice Cream- Chestnut, Plum Pudding & Lemon Curd|
|9. Cardamom Creme Brulee|
|10. Frozen Espresso Zabaione|
|11. Whiskey Truffles|
|12. Sloe Gin with Sloe Chocolates|
So that was that and it only took 7.5 hours. I have to say I'm really looking forward to Nanas Christmas dinner again -all three courses!
The Muppets -Ringing of the Bells