Itching Up To Get In Your Kitch-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!
March 25, 2014
That Was The Food Week That Was!
Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow
November 22, 2013
Team Marsala Rama recently held their AGM at MRHQ and we were on a mission.
Angelina had devised a three course meal for ce soir (specifically to practice the dark art of pasta and desserts). I had to write four travel reviews about China by the end of the day. We were both FAR too busy to pick up Leo from the airport so Angelina’s dad was dispatched. We would focus on our work. Starters were to be served at 10.30pm on the dot, as Leo walked through the door.
10.30pm Leo arrives. (Soundtrack: Lily Allen – Friday Nights). Our schedule had *ever so slightly* slipped.
Bottles of wine drunk: 2
Tears shed: 5,000,000 (me, tired, emotional)
Travel itineraries written: 0
A big lump of dough sitting in a bowl, abandoned (talking too much, used plain flour instead of 00 flour, now considered worthless).
Meals for dogs:
Chopped chicken livers (Waitrose) pan fried in organic butter and served with al dente
Tilda rice. Served on time.
I do not jest.
Meals for humans:
Starter: 0 (we ate the goats cheese as a little snack early evening)
Main course: Hare ragout in a pot served with giant pasta shells - conchiglie- courtesy of Asda (at least THEY remembered to use 00 flour).
I’ve never eaten hare before and I’m a convert, I’m going to befriend a poacher as soon as I get back to London.
The touch of cinnamon, combined with the surprise ingredient of the night, 70% dark chocolate, gave the ragout a deliciously deep, rich, warming, Christmassy flavour. It needs to be cooked with care to ensure it doesn’t dry out but get it right and it makes for a fabulously original dish, guaranteed to impress.
And then... O to the M to the G. It’s 2am. “I’m going to bed”.“No you’re not Fi Fi. We’re just getting started” (five empty bottles of wine on the table).