Simon’s dinner party


Duck, carrot puree, marinated beetroom, polenta and pink peppercorn sauce

Duck, carrot puree, marinated beetroot, polenta and pink peppercorn sauce

orange and cardamom pannacotta with orange syrup

orange and cardamom pannacotta with orange syrup

The marinated beetroot was from the David Mattias Everett book and was a fascinating mix of raw beetroot, honey and hoisin sauce with the faintest hint of sesame. The carrot puree was a rich, sweet counter point to the smooth thymey polenta and the duck was perfectly pink and amazingly set off by the piquant pink peppercorn sauce (<– look awesome alliteration)

The pannacotta worried Simon last night as it appeared to have set to a virtual solid but turned out to be just perfect – smooth, creamy, spicey with the cardamom and piquant with orange sauce. Lovely.