Thursday, 24 January 2008

The 'B' Word (Birthday that is!)

My Birthday...with Gordon Ramsay. And of course my darling fiance who paid for it!!
The meal was spectacular. 10 courses...(sorry the pics are backwards, but hey, life is shoulld always eat dessert first!
highlights included little icecream cone canapes of caviar and spring onion plus wafer thin potato slices with pesto inbetween...sorry no pics of that one.
Soup (Baz LOVED this one) of parmesan and cep mushrooms served on slate.
FRESH Perigord black truffles (pretty much an entire truffle) grated onto mushroom ravioli...
the world's smallest cuted ratatouille in a teeny tiny pepper
(not forgetting the fois gras course with sweet almond foam and the scallops course done with parmesan on a bed of octopus or the 'pre dessert' vanilla creme brulee sprinkled with cardamon and sour apple at the bottom, or the lamb done to perfection which came with the ratatouille)
I loved the coconut and pineapple soup with chilli oil and POP ROCKS!! Crazy as they popped in your mouth,an amazing chocolate hazelnut cylinder dessert,
then see through turkish delight, a spiky sculpture with silver dusted choc truffles on and a silver dish with dry ice holding white choc strawberry icecream balls.

And then Gordon came for chat. Well, he came out for a chat with someone he knew and I stopped him and thanked him. But then he talked to us for about 10 minutes. He's SO nice.
He heard we were getting married in Fiji and offered his services as a 'part time chef earning £4.50 an hour and he does his own dishes'.
Baz told him he was hired on the spot.
WHAT a night.


Sarita said...

I'm going to repeat the title of a post I made yesterday on DW:


This is amazing! All those plates look delectable and I can't believe you got to meet him! Man, would THAT solve your catering problem....

Glad you had a special day, hon! XOXO

Jen said...

WOW-ZA!!!!! What a FABU birthday!! Big points for Mr. Baz!! :) Umm, Gordon Ramsey as your wedding caterer? Are you f'ing kidding me?!? ;)

Louise said...

ooohhhh lordy lord. do blog more.

The Caked Crusader said...

Sounds like you had a great night

To answer your question, I'm afraid that Iron Cupcake is always a Monday as it gives people time to bake over the weekend. Sorry.