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Kitchen Butterfly for Hire – The Tradversary Dinner

by on December 2, 2015
 

I hosted a dinner last Sunday – a ‘catered’ event. Though it was at mine, the guests weren’t :).

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The ‘hosts’ – the gorgeous Kingsley and Osemhen of Eureka Naija wanted to celebrate their 1st year’s ‘Trad-versary’. 

{See some photos of the gorgeous Traditional wedding}

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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.

Before dinner proper began, guests enjoyed devilled eggs and pita crisps with scent leaf dip and drinks.

Drinks

Tangelo Mimosas 

Zobo & Zobo – Mulled wine coolers

Mango – Cucumber cocktail, with white rum and Cointreau

Water

 

Starter

Apple – Cucumber Salad – Fresh, Crisp, Clean

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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 🙂

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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

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Before dessert

We had some fresh mint & ginger tea in tiny glasses…just to prep for what was coming.

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Dessert

Osemhen made a delightful apple pie and I?

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Some gorgeous salted caramal-almond brittle ice cream to boot.

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To serve? A scoop of ice cream, a chunk of warm pie and a bit of dark chocolate.

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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.

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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’. 

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Many thanks to Osemhen and Kingsley and all your guests who were wonderful and gave me permission to post their photos. Much love xxx

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So yes, I’m available for hire – at yours, mine, anothers :). Just let me know – oz@kitchenbutterfly.com.

Peace & Love