Monday, 16 August 2010

Fishes and loaves: feast of the assumption

Vintage christening menus found in France

Black, green tapenade, paté de poivron on communion hosts

Rosemary walnuts, roasted with brown sugar and smoked salt to accompany hearty Bloody Marys (after Mary Tudor, the Catholic queen who killed so many protestants) with freshly grated horseradish root and organic celery salt. 

Rigatoni Puttanesca: whores pasta

Marinated fennel, roasted apricot, parsley and pomegranate salad

The fishes were so big I had to shut the tails in the door of the Aga.

Red snapper covered in sel grise and stuffed with chervil and lemon

Ollie can serve seven plates at a time. They learn this at catering school and breed mutant waiters with enormous flat wrist bones.

Salt encrusted roasted new potatoes

Cathare cross cheese: stunning

A selection of cheeses made by religious communities with the communion host and my home made breads: pain d'epi and almonds and whisky soaked sultana rye. And my rhubarb compote!

Roasted figs with almonds (very Marian), lavender chocolate and mascarpone.


  1. Wow. This looks my died-and-gone-to-heaven menu. Any chance of repeating it? Also keen to book the 2 Oct... any clues as to menu details?


  2. The fish look like they are disguised as sheep. Figs, ahhhh figs.

  3. thanks for your disguised as sheep? love it!

  4. Oooh, that food, the walnuts, the figs...!

    It's nearly lunchtime, the fridge contains the usual, I wish someone would come and wave their whisk over it all and make me something less ordinary...


  6. Yum scrum! Love it! Totally love it! xxx

  7. oh my. how utterly beautiful- grand menu. love it. xx shayma

  8. Gosh this looks amazing! That red snapper could bite your leg off! I want to eat it! Can you do it again! x


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