A Simple Dinner
Taking a break from my holiday posts, last night I was lucky to be invited to FBB's "Simple Dinner In Honour for Fellow Food Bloggers". If you look at the menu above, it was anything but simple. As usual, the food was in abundance, the company fantastic and the conversation was soon in the gutter. There is something carnal and sensual about people getting together to feast on each other. Food! Oops, I mean food! Corks were popped and nipples were flashed. It was a regular hedonistic roman orgy but mainly from the way we gorged on the food and not the other things that are usually er...practised at an orgy. Dang!
We kicked things off with roast lamb, tortilla wraps, tabouleh and a cheese platter. There was a wonderfully tacky apricot cheese, when eaten with a Ritz cracker reminds me of Julie's cheese sandwich biscuits. Lovely! I must remember to ask FBB for the cheese. I like my junk food tacky! The lamb was lovely with the tabouleh but I saved room for the smorgasbord to come. So much food, so little stomach came to mind. After putting on weight from Perth and working hard at the gym this week, I was reluctant to indulge. Having said that, I still managed a small portion of nasi lemak with the added flavour of crispy siu yoke, creamy chicken pie and four different desserts. Thank you Allan for saving me some calories! Nigel and Allan brought some meringue nests and filled it with mango, lime juice and basil. It was sweet and refreshing. FBB's failed pavlova was still lovely. I didn't mind the chewy texture and I love the slivers of jackfruit among the passionfruit and strawberries (cut expertly by Lyrical Lemongrass) which was a nice surprise. The youngun's left disappointingly early, leaving me and Kenny to represent the under 30's (err, I'm just a couple of years over, so it still counts). Thank you FBB for being such a gracious and biatch of a host.