I must sincerely apologise for being MIA for the last week or so, there most definately is good reason for this, and in the few sentences / paragraphs to follow, I will explain why, and hopefully you will find it in your heart to forgive me. I want to thank you for your continued support, for coming to check back during the week to see if I have posted, undoubtably leaving dissapointed to find out I haven’t.
I haven’t posted quite simply because I was a little ashamed to. I mentioned to you before, that a lot of my work revolved around events, and food, and as a result, the moment I feared most came upon me, I had to go to a tasting dinner, and I couldn’t be picky about what I ate. At these things, the menu is set for you, and you simply eat what comes to you. And so we began, with an amuse buche of Abalone and Tomato Salsa, followed by an appetiser of Lobster served with Cauliflower Cream, introducing scrambled quail eggs with quail breast and shaved white truffles followed by hand crafted angel hair pasta with red prawns. Main course was pan seared foie gras with duck breast, followed by dessert of chestnut cake served with white truffle ice cream, with shaved white truffle on top. Talk about rich and intense.
Needless to say I spent the night and the following few days feeling rather sick and very much like I had a hangover except in my tummy. Worse than eating too many chillies I tell you.
There is no doubt in my mind now, that vegan seems to be the way to go, granted I may have the odd banoffee pie, but you can be sure I will do my best to avoid as many tasting dinners as possible.
Rest assured. I am back!