I hosted a dinner last Sunday – a ‘catered’ event. Though it was at mine, the guests weren’t :).
The ‘hosts’ – the gorgeous Kingsley and Osemhen of Eureka Naija wanted to celebrate their 1st year’s ‘Trad-versary’.
We agreed on a 3-course menu including drinks, which was slightly adapted to add the ‘Chicken course‘ :). My children did an amazing job laying the table…#soproud #proudmama #proudmum and any other hashtags you can think of.
Zobo & Zobo – Mulled wine coolers
Mango – Cucumber cocktail, with white rum and Cointreau
Apple – Cucumber Salad – Fresh, Crisp, Clean
The Chicken Course
This was za’atar – yaji roasted chicken with zobo-pepper sauce and pawpaw-tomato-jalapeno chutney. Most plates came back clean, with a gorgeous, stripped bone 🙂
The Real Second/ Main Course
This was one of my favourites – I loved how it looked on the plate – scent leaf curry, pawpaw salsa and lemongrass Thai Jasmine rice
We had some fresh mint & ginger tea in tiny glasses…just to prep for what was coming.
Osemhen made a delightful apple pie and I?
Some gorgeous salted caramal-almond brittle ice cream to boot.
To serve? A scoop of ice cream, a chunk of warm pie and a bit of dark chocolate.
There was lots of talking and laughing, sooooooooooo much. I was up and down in the kitchen and everywhere but I caught glimpses and snatches and took a few photos.
It was beautiful and a great hosting experience for me. I’m so used to cooking for family and friends but this? This was different. This was special and gave me much confidence that I can do plated dinners. Whoopie, here comes more ‘pop-up style restaurant dinners’.
Many thanks to Osemhen and Kingsley and all your guests who were wonderful and gave me permission to post their photos. Much love xxx
So yes, I’m available for hire – at yours, mine, anothers :). Just let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace & Love