Dinner Club – Liz’s amazing rustic meal


Chutney!

Chutney!

Last weekend, we headed over to Liz’s for a rustic themed dinner club. She’s prepared for us the following –

Chicken liver parfait with some fresh baked fougasse bread and some home made onion and tomato chutney.

Fougasse!

Fougasse!

The parfait was rich, smooth and buttery, absolutely delicious! I recommend this highly.

Fougasse, parfait, chutney and salad garnish

Fougasse, parfait, chutney and salad garnish

And all together on a plate, it really was superbly put together.  A delicious mix of flavours.

And then for main course, she decided to go tradition – confit duck legs and cassoulet.

Confit duck and cassoulet

Confit duck and cassoulet

The duck was delicious, she marinated it for 12 hours before confiting the  duck legs (plus they were HUGE, from the new butchers on Whiteladies Rd, Ruby and White) and then fried and baked before serving. A totally worthy enterprise.

Kev shows his approval

Kev shows his approval

One of our special guests for the evening shows his approval of his dish!

And then onwards and upwards (!!) to dessert! Liz decided to make a rustic tart of apples, walnuts and er, dolcelatte cheese.

Dessert. After a few exploratory bites

Dessert. After a few exploratory bites

Liz served us all up and then herself. We all had one exploratory bite out of our tart (Matt had a few more) and then after she’d tasted it, she told us all we could stop eating, it was terrible! How polite were we all? Sitting there, trying to eat this strangely cheesy but still sweet tart at the same time. It wasn’t awful, it was just weird.

All in all tho, a rather spectacular dinner. Totally fulfilling the brief of Dinner Club – to  boldly go, where no one has gone before, etc. Plus spaceships and struggling to fit into the too tight uniforms. No? Okay. It’s to try new stuff and enjoy evenings with good friends.