I have managed to put up with my boyfriend Andy for an entire three years, and he hasn’t got bored with doing the epic amounts of washing up I produce on a regular basis, therefore we thought we would congratulate ourselves with some proper posh nosh!
For our starter, we had scallops on black pudding with orange sauce, tarragon butter and asparagus tips:
Followed by roasted rack of lamb, potato gratin (YUM!) fennel puree, white wine roasted carrots, green beans and minted peas:
The result of which was this:
…and happy me!
And then we followed this up with a chocolate orange souffle and orange sorbet. I’m not sure if this is what a souffle is supposed to be like as I’ve never cooked one before, but it was pretty flippin delicious!
I also managed to track down some Peregrine Pinot Noir from the Central Otago region in New Zealand. We were living in Queenstown (Central Otago) when we met and were pretty obsessed with this wine when we lived there – it’s divine and is now being imported by Majestic Wines.
I will put the recipes up ASAP (probably in the Christmas holidays!), some are mine and I will put links to others.
We ate this on Friday night and then Andy took me to the BBC Good Food Show on Saturday where we ate loads more food – it was fantastic, will put some piccies up soon!