karohemd: (Chef)

As mentioned last night, it was a birthday meal for [livejournal.com profile] raggedy_man, a collaboration between [livejournal.com profile] the_mendicant, [livejournal.com profile] whiskeylover and myself.
The menu

Salmon, Asparagus and Prawn Mousse Terrine by [livejournal.com profile] whiskeylover

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The problem with this gorgeous dish was the texture. Cutting it without an electric knife was just about possible but then transferring the slices to a plate in one piece was basically impossible without losing cohesion. Oh well, it was still very nice to eat.

Pan-fried Pork Noisettes with a rich Onion Gravy and all the trimmings by [livejournal.com profile] the_mendicant

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Stupid me forgot to take a picture of the finished plate so this is one of the making.
Sides were a cheesy potato bake, new potatoes, peas, carrots, baked broccoli and caulliflower and my pepper/feta salad.

Chocolate Mousse on a Raspberry and Blackberry Coulis with Cream

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I really should have taken a photo of [livejournal.com profile] nekofairy666's plate because it looked the nicest as making the pattern in the yoghurt worked better. It still tasted absolutely fantastic, if I may say so myself. I give myself a 9/10 for taste (the tart berries worked really well with the dark chocolate) but only a 6/10 for presentation. Must try harder next time...

Still, the main objective was achieved: [livejournal.com profile] raggedy_man loved it all. :o)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (DJ)
Thank you to everyone who came to the meal tonight and also those who later stayed for the Calling. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

[livejournal.com profile] the_mendicant and [livejournal.com profile] robinbloke picked me up and we were far too early so we had a browse around the Asian supermarket. I picked up some chili oil and will have to go back there at one point for other supplies.
At the Cafe Adriatic, [livejournal.com profile] raggedy_man was already waiting and the others arrived soon, too, except Ola, who had a big deadline and couldn't make it. :o(
Masses of delicious and reasonably priced food were ordered and enjoyed by everyone. I had the smoked tuna carpaccio with rocket salad as starter, roast pig belly with onion smashed potatoes as main and the dark chocolate coffee cup as dessert with a very nice Barbera. It was all wonderful.
I immediately made the resolution to go there once every month until I've tried everything on the menu. :o)

Got a text from Calling John asking when I would be there. Apparently, I didn't have the last set so we had to scramble a bit to get out of the restaurant but I made it in time.
Apologies for screwing up the first track but bloody Loki had switched off the cross fader again which I noticed too late. Sorry about that.
It was quite quiet so I had the occasional empty dancefloor but on the other hand I was surprised how well some of the other tracks were received (especially some of the medieval ones like Drachenschiff, or Samsas Traum and Lluther) so woo for a non standard set that not only made a difference but was actually liked.
After my set, I chatted to [livejournal.com profile] vyvyan and [livejournal.com profile] razornet for a while and then caught a taxi home at about 1:40.
All good.
Setlist, The Calling, 28/03/06, 22:40 - 00:20 )

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