With a brazen theft of a concept from Bruce Clarke of Moments in Digital, we had a Hell’s Kitchen themed dinner party tonight. An interesting theme for a dinner. We were three couples (Brian and Kelly, Steve and Deb, Tim and Lynn) and we were each asked to bring 3 or 4 ingredients to contribute to a dinner — a dinner to be created when we saw all the ingredients.
The ingredients were listed and conversation ensued — what could be done with the richness of flavours and opportunities presented? With a recent renovation, Kelly and Brian’s house provided a great facility for a half dozen cooks to get to work … Only one injury with one small bandaid was needed to get dinner on the table!
Mussels cooked in white wine with portobellos and fresh basil; b-b-q pork tenderloin with rosemary and a pineapple/mango salsa; roast chicken stuffed with artichokes and goat cheese; risotto with squash; fresh pasta with sweet peppers and olives; sweet potato fries with a chipotle/maple syrup glaze. I will let a few images speak for the event.
Images mostly done with available light; some images done with the lensbaby composer so they are intentionally soft and particularly out of focus at the edge.
We have had various incarnations of ‘dinner clubs’ among us but never a dinner quite like this one!