Day Sixty Four - Old School Buffet


An early start at 7 a.m. but .... I had to bail on cooking again today as I over did it a little with my knee at the weekend. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be back at the stove! 🤞

I managed to attend the afternoon demo ... this time it was with Darina and focused on the Famous Ballymaloe house buffet. For many many years now Ballymaloe house has a buffet on Sundays using only top produce ...

Ballymaloe Buffet List

  • Green Pea Soup, Fresh Mint Cream, Crispy Prosciutto
  • Pea, Coriander Soup
  • Glazing ham or bacon
  • Glazed Loin of Bacon
  • Cumberland Sauce
  • Roast Kassler; Pickled Ox Tongue, Apple, Horseradish Sauce
  • Potato and Spring Onion Salad and variations; 
  • Devilled Eggs;
  • Oeufs Mimosa
  • Roast Red and Yellow Peppers, Burrata, Opal or Genovese Basil Leaves
  • Tomato, Mint or Basil Salad; VVC Cucumber, Fennel Pickle
  • Broccoli, Romanesco or Cauliflower Salad
  • Onion Monegasque (Slow cooked onion salad)
  • Pickled Beetroot and Onion Salad
  • Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad (recipe only)
  • Mushroom, Caramelized Onion Salad; Wild Mushroom Salad
  • Zucchini Salad, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Zucchini Blossoms
  • Kohlrabi, Marjoram Salad
  • Carrot and Apple, Honey, Vinegar Dressing; 
  • Carrot and Cumin Salad with Coriander
  • Praline Ice-Cream served in an Ice Bowl
  • Honeycomb Ice-Cream
  • Peach Melba (Vanilla Bean Ice-Cream, Peaches, fresh Raspberries)
  • Poached Pears, Chocolate Sauce; VC Poire Belle Helene
  • Grotta Ices

The evening I spent sitting outside trying to catch up on some reading and trying to figure out what my menu will be for the final examination .... I need to submit it by Thursday morning! Still not sure! 🤔

Tomorrow ... as I said I will hopefully be back in the kitchen ... if so I will be making ... Pickled Ox Tongue, a Hazelnut Praline ice cream and tomatoe salad! 😋