Last night was the third evening at Altenburg Kitchen and we are definitely getting the hang of it now. We were so prepared that we thought something must be missing, but no….we are just super organised multi tasking ladies.
The addition of a cocktail ready for the guests at the entrance was a real success and the bright pink liquid of the Cosmopolitans added some festivity to the evening. A colourful starter of pea and goats cheese bruschettas were demolished within minutes. And so it was on to the main course of roast pheasant with parmesan polenta which turned out wonderfully. Thank you so much to our friend Stephen for the pheasant, which came fresh just days before, from the heart of the Hampshire coutry side.
A little break for the cooks as the guests tucked into the main course was a welcome one, except when the electricity decided to cut out in the whole flat. Ooops, luckily though, this happens a lot and with all the candles scattered the guests were perfectly content. Electricity came back on, however the oven did not!
Using an extra oven a crunchy apple and prune crumble came steaming out of it. One of the dishes came out a little too quickly and slid slap bang onto the floor……apples, prunes, flower, oats and glass splattered all over. Luckily we had more than enough to go around and no one was left to go hungry.