My first Private Dining event went fabulously last night. I was booked to cook for 14 Australians, who were staying in the most wonderful villa, this was their welcome meal, and only a couple of the party knew, so was a great surprise for all the others.
They were the most lovely family, who had traveled from all over the globe for a re-union, and I was to tempt them with local delights & flavours, whilst they soaked up the atmosphere and charm
It was a pleasure to cook in such a divine location, even the sweltering heat, didn’t dampen my brow !
I welcomed them with a selection of Embutidos, cured meats, salamis, chorizos, jamon, lomo & salchichon, all made in my local town of Colmenar, together with a cheese platter, of goats cheese with a rosemary and thyme crust, the delightful Spanish manchego and a sheep’s cheese with paprika.
Home cured olives, and warm herb & hazelnut bread accompanied the beginning of their feast.
They had chosen a selection of starters, then a giant paella to share.
My daughter entertained with a beautiful flamenco dance and all regalia, and was given a standing ovation.
Supper was finished under the stars, Fruit platter and chocolate fondue & Limoncello drizzle Cake, and with children moonlight dipping in the pool to keep cool.
I love how the joy of food, brings folks together, creates memory moments, full bellies & and the taste of things to come ……