Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Farewell Dinner Party

My former Editor, Rich, who has also become a good friend, is moving to Australia this Friday and so I thought it would be nice to cook him a farewell dinner...I figured this would also be a good opportunity to try out some of the recipes that I've invented in my head but have never actually made...which of course is a gamble at any dinner party...but I gambled and I think it all turned out quite well!

Unfortunately lighting was a problem as it always is for dinnertime photos and I only took photos of the two dishes I can call my own...the first was the 'Breakfast in a Bite'...

This is a mini crispy hash brown topped with a fried quail's egg and bacon crumbles...

And the second is the 'Tropical Sushi Surprise'...

I was trying to create a dish with chocolate and bananas as this is a combination that Rich loves...and immediately the idea of a dessert sushi popped into my mind! I made two different types which are quite similar but look very different. The first(pictured above) is chocolate glutinous rice topped with caramelised bananas...The second is a roll that has banana and mango in the middle...

I will be posting up the recipes for these two dishes another day as I'm totally wiped out from the party preparations and cleanup...I was so grateful R did the dishes last night all on his own initiative! Thanks Love!

Rich I hope you and Jo have a safe trip to Aussieland and I'm sure we'll see you again soon! After all, we'll need a place to stay if we're ever there on holiday ;-)

2 comments:

Lorraine E said...

The dessert banana sushi is very intriguing-I look forward to the recipe! :)

Nilam said...

wow! i love choc & banana combos. can't wait to try the recipe babe! excellent stuff!