This is an annual event of the world renowned and unsurpassed, AWL / JWL / PLT / NLT / AJF. Of-course based on the dribble of Channel 4s - 'Come Dine with Me', however ours has ridiculous extravagance and opulence.
Yesterday evening was the start of the magic series of events and started I might add in sheer indulgence by the hybrid of the gentleman, none other than PLT. PLT kicked off the evening with a duck breast pan fried with smoked oysters on a bed of celeriac and fennel salad, followed by pan fried fillets of salmon with a chick pea and tomato side coated with a fine cauliflower sauce, finished with what can only de expressed as incredible: poached pears in red white and star anise with chocolate sauce and creme Chantilly.
This we all agreed was a superb bench mark for the quality of cooking that has clearly set the standard for the next events. All of PLT's dishes were cooked well, so being competitive gentlemen we have decided to turn this into a little competition with 5 awards; Best Starter / Best Main Course / Best Pudding / Best Event (excluding the food) / The Sheer Opulence Award. As PLT's pudding was so good, we all came to the conclusion it will be very difficult indeed to beat making him a very strong contender for Best Pudding Award '09, however all will be revealed in the forthcoming days as the dinner parties continue.