Private Dinner Party, Mark, Hannah and Family, Shaftesbury, Dorset,

It was a fabulous feast of titillating delights this Thursday as I served up Seven courses of delicious food in Shaftesbury. Cooking for Mark and Hannah has become a bit of a habit as we must be on Dinner Party no 6 after many successful events at their lovely home near Fleet. On this occasion, we were dining at Mark's Parents' beautiful home in Dorset, the kitchen being of bespoke design and a complete pleasure to work in! Being open plan it was great to cook and plate up in front of everyone and join in on jolly conversation. Mark and Hannah built their personal menu from my site, starting with some delectable little canapes, enjoyed in the lounge. Then at the table, we started off with a warming Thai inspired Chilli and Ginger Broth with a light Vegetable Dumpling. Making their way through a culinary journey over a further 5 courses before rounding off with a trio of Desserts made for a perfect evening, full of fantastic food enjoyed in convivial company.


Carpaccio of Beef Fillet, Rocket and Hoi Sin
x x x
Crab, Celeriac, Horseradish
x x x
Bruschetta, Cranberries, Orange, crumbled Stilton

To Begin
Soy, Ginger, Lemongrass and Chilli Consome, Vegetable Dumpling

To Follow
Individual Goats Cheese, Fresh Basil and Blush Tomato Ravioli, 
Pickled Beetroot, Chilli and Balsamic roasted Beetroot,

Seared King Scallops, 
Black Pudding, Cauliflower Purée, Cauliflower Beignet, Parma ham Crisps, Apple Sauce,

To Cleanse The Palate
Raspberry and champagne sorbet

Salmon Fillet, King Prawn and Spinach Wellington, Lemon Butter sauce,
Dauphinoise potatoes, Buttered Asparagus, Glazed Carrots, 

To Finish
White Chocolate, Pistachio and Mint Cheesecake, Chocolate Tuille,
x x x
Lemon Mille Feuille, Puff Pastry Biscuit, Lemon Curd, Lemon Cream, Fresh Raspberries,
x x x
Melting Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brandy Fondant, Stem Ginger Ice Cream,

Shot of Chocolate Wine.

"The most exciting meal of our lives (2x Michelin Star experiences included!) Simon Rogan was still resident when we went to L’Enclume; your cooking was much more appealing!)We can’t wait for another excuse to ask you to come again; it was truly a very special occasion – we enjoyed your company very much too – as well as your phenomenal and beautifully presented cooking!" 
Ruth Sherwin

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