Been a bit of a busy bee recently. Went to Agadir, Morocco for a few days, came back, attended a lovely Christening with reception at none other than Malcolm John’s Le Vacherin restaurant in Chiswick and went back to work on Monday (500+ emails parked – nice).
Whilst away, I was delighted to have been told that I was selected to attend a Google Secret Supper somewhere in London Fields, East London. It was all very cryptic. We were sent a map with an X marking where the supper would be held, and a telephone number should we get lost. That was it! I love this sort of stuff. I jumped at the opportunity knowing I was going to be knackered from post holiday/christening/work carnage. Who am I to turn down such a privilege?
I’m glad I did. At the E5 Bakehouse I met some wonderful lovely people that evening – funny how it’s such a small world. The organiser of the night was none other than Alexandra Sheppard. Being in the foodie circuit I know her as ex Qype, Domestic Sluttery goddess and now Google+ veteran.
We enjoyed a sumptuous menu which was all vegetarian! I didn’t realise my body could take in so much non meat! It was amazingly tasty and an eye-opener that a full vegetarian menu could have such flavour.
Pamb Tomaquet (Catalan Tomato Bread)
Roast Fennel, Goats Cheese and Tapenade on Crostini
Roast Red Onions with Harissa and Almonds
Roast Beetroot with Almond and Sherry Vinegar Sauce
Carrot and Harissa Salad
Butter Beans with Tomato and Dill
Aubergine, Tamarind and Coconut Curry
Blackberry and Almond Meringue Roulade
Baked Apples with Blackberries and Almonds