Well it’s been an exceptionally ‘tasty’ week.
I started off on Monday with Rachel (one of my team) and I at Lords Cricket Ground getting our wine cellars in shape. There were over 500 wines for us to sample, but needless to say we drew the line at 12 between us.
Tuesday was all about cakes in the London Kitchen! I got some great ideas for sweet delicacies to have with coffee. The favourite was definitely tiny Portuguese custard tarts. Delicious! Reflecting brilliantly the more relaxed and informal dining that we now enjoy.
MacMillan Cancer invited me to one of their legendary coffee mornings on Thursday where I sampled a range of cakes. The winner? Well it was a close one but the Lemon Cheesecake was a clear number one – after a second tasting you understand.
In the afternoon I was back to the London Kitchen to enjoy the last of the summer wine with 30 clients and friends who were wonderfully willing guinea pigs for the new autumn/winter menu.
Finally, this morning (Friday), I was firmly into pie testing. Well, when you are making 2000 of them they need to be right. Mini or regular size – that was a hard decision to make. The steak and ale pie perhaps? Or how about the chicken curry puff pastry pie? Sorry, the jury is still out on that one. Maybe a second tasting is needed next week.
This evening I was due to go to a cheese and wine evening…… No need to explain why, but I shall in fact be going straight home to beans on toast. Bring it on!