Chocolate

Dinner Party

3/03/2005 11:50:00 PM

Last night I had a pre-Mardi Gras dinner at my house for my friends. It was so much fun. I did it mezze style on our island bench, and I had a great time preparing all the food, especially the dessert.

After dinner, we sat around telling jokes… or more to the point, we sat around listening to Uncle Cheok tell jokes. We watched some ‘special’ scenes from the Scissor Sisters DVD, and at about 10:20 Jay & Matt arrived so we all shared the chocolate cherry trifle. DELICIOUS.

Here’s the menu...

Union Square Café Bar Nuts - I wasn’t so impressed with these at first, but they ended up being absolutely compulsive, especially wolfed down later in the evening with dark chocolate chips in a salty-sweet taste sensation. Giselle loved these too.

Aubergine, Mint and Yogurt Dip - I’ve made this before. It’s great. I love the way the dip turns an incredible warm golden hue when you mix in the saffron water.
Cacik - Turkish Tzatziki
Hummous – Chickpeas, oil, lemon juice, salt and chilli flakes. Food processor. Whizz. Done.

Tunisian Lamb Ball Stew with Couscous – This was incredible! I will definitely be making it again.

Herbed Bulgar Wheat and Nut Salad – Much better the next day. I ate it for breakfast stuffed into a pita with leftover Cacik.
Watermelon, Black Olive and Feta Salad – Beautiful. Giselle loved the watermelon too.

Chocolate Cherry Trifle – so incredibly beautiful to make and eat that it will get its own post...



Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts


Uncle Cheok slicing Pita... Aubergine Mint and Yogurt Dip on the left, Cacik on the right


People hovering around dips


Herbed Bulgar Wheat and Nut Salad


Watermelon, Feta and Black Olive Salad


Tunisian Lamball Stew with Couscous

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