Thursday, July 08, 2010

back in Bangkok

I have been rather quite lately,did not get any time to update my blog for more than 2 weeks now! The restaurant has been running to almost full capacity for the last 2 months and other than cooking and sleeping- I can't find time to do anything else. Arthur school term has just finished and it was time for the entire family to go and spend some time in Singapore and Thailand. We left last week end, first Singapore and now Bangkok, where Clive and the children are going to spend the next month. I am back in London this week end- too much work in next week.3000 guests over 5 days in Belgrave Square for the history of Food is surely going to keep us very busy. We have created an amazing little starter for this event. It is called the Rocher a l'Or It looks a bit like a Ferrero Rocher but we have replaced the chocolate by foie Gras and the nutella by a reduction of Semi liquid Port Jelly. It is then rolled in caramelised crushed almond and topped with gold leaves. The show is set in an old Ambassador residence and I thought that it would be a nice touch to have a bit of Delicious Naff Food! I am planning a trip to the Meat market tonight with Tee. hoping to take some pictures of the amazing stuff happening there. Believe me , it is quite amazing! Cannot say more just as yet.if I don't get chopped up by furious open air butchers, I shall be able to share my horrors on this blog. Now is time for a delicious lunch of braised pork chin with very sharp orange vinegar followed by the most succulent mango one could find....