Kate also stood up to the task and produced some great fingerfood - spiced beef with fig chutney, risotto balls with smoked sundried tomatoes (which you can buy from Hedermans at Midleton Market) and a shot of gazpacho, white pudding with bacon & red onion marmalade and strawberry trifle and beetroot & orange blossom meringue - nothing was left behind. I took a portion of the risotto balls at the end of the night and although I don't like smoked food (apart from Sally Barnes' amazing smoked mackerel) but these balls went down a treat - so much that I went to Midleton the next day and got some of the smoked sundried tomatoes - will have to try to re-create the dish :-)
I always say, no matter how good I am prepared, or how interesting the event is - without the right people, there is no atmosphere - so let me tell you that there was a great atmosphere on Friday night. So a great thank you to all involved to make this a fun night. Geraldine, Gayle (hope you have a save journey home), Victoria, Kay, Brid, Wiveka, Imelda and last but not least - Paul.... the bravest man alive to stood his ground with all the crazy women around. Thank you to all of you who came out to make this night special.
Questions were a mix of easy and more difficult and I was amazed about the food knowledge of each one. Brid was the overall winner and won the dinner for 2 in Fenn's Quay. Close second was Wiveka who won the 12 month membership in Planet Health. Victoria got joined third and won 6 month membership, while Gayle won the 3 month membership - which she handed over to Kay due her living in US and only here for a visit. Paul - as the bravest man alive - won the hamper filled with goodies like homemade chutneys, a bunting (I am mad into making these at the moment) and a book. I think he deserved it - although he said he enjoyed himself immensely.
A big thank you also to the staff in Fenn's Quay - especially our waiter Cian who made the most amazing cocktails. In case you are planning a girlie night - why not go to Fenn's Quay for a cocktail night - just make sure Cian is there
|Risotto Croquettes with Smoke Sundried Tomatoes|
|Wiveka came in 2nd|
|The Star of the evening, Brid won 1st place|
|Towards the end of the night - Imelda trying to leave|
|The bravest man alive with his prize|
|Geraldine - a gaz woman|
|And that was the rest of it|