Day Sixty Eight - Menu D-Day


Reasonably early start today, was in the kitchen for 8:20 or so and handed in my menu for the practical exam ... 😱

The menu is ... Indian themed ... all to be done in 3 hours! (plus a bread ... we will draw lots for it next week)🀞

Madhur Jaffreys Samosas with Mango Relish

Spiced Keralan Chicken with Almonds, Pilaff Rice, Cucumber Raita, Poppodums, A perky, pungent green salad

Poached Pears in a saffron syrup, Youghurt ice-cream

hmmmmm .... too much ???πŸ€”

The rest of the morning I didn't bust a gut to be honest ... I made a Gateau Pithivier, Duck Confit Salad and some white yeast bread, all turned out pretty good! End of a good week in the kitchen, Thanks Tiffin & Chris! 😊

Todays Demo was with Rachel and thankfully she raced through not stopping for a break in order to let us finish early and to let us enjoy the good weather! β˜€οΈ

  • Fish Mousse, Mussel Butter Sauce or Lobster Butter Sauce
  • Soused Mackerel, Tomatoes, Dill Mayonnaise , Cucumber Pickle
  • Soused Mackerel, Sweet Dill, Mustard Mayonnaise
  • Roast Rack of Spring Lamb, Three Sauces
  • Redcurrant Sauce
  • Onion Sauce
  • Mint Sauce
  • Roast Rack of Spring Lamb, Salmoriglio, Membrillo Aioli
  • Roast Rack of Spring Lamb, Cumin; Fresh Mint Chutney and Tzatziki with Cucumber, Radishes
  • Roast Rack of Spring Lamb
  • Cucumber Neapolitana
  • Roast Loin of Lamb, Pearl Couscous Salad, Chermoula
  • Gratin of Potato and Mushroom, Thyme Leaves
  • Aubergines, various toppings
  • Creamy Spinach
  • Pommes Dauphine
  • Apricot Tart with Almond Praline Cream
  • Jalousie

After demo there were a few people staying around and some friends visiting so we had arranged to do a small BBQ ... that turned into a feast! I said it before ... Culinary students do the best BBQs.😝 A good laugh had by all and it ended up a very late night! ☺️

Tomorrow will be mostly about wine ... studying it ... The wine exam is next Wednesday and it's a 100 questions on all the wine classes we did! Refresh central! I also have to try practise some of my menu for the practical exam ...