We had quite a turnout last night, standing room only. Well, not quite, I did have some seating available. But people seem to like standing around, talking, moving from one conversation to another and it was all good.
However, I'm sure you're not here to hear about the great people and conversations that we had, you want to know about the food.
And we had food, wow.
We didn't quite have everything from soup to nuts, sometimes we do, but not last night.
We had dishes that showed influences from almost all the world.
I made a couple of items that I'd actually made and posted about earlier, but I thought that they deserved a repeat.
Let me just start with a couple of overviews of the tables.
Yes, I said tables. I have two buffets, a regular table and an island. They were all covered with food.
Bacon Wrapped Chestnuts, Spring Rolls, Cheese Spread.
Now for the overview:
I do want to say, that both dishes the food was on were made by a local potter, she does some lovely work.
I mean this is one of those great go to ideas.
I had fun with some dishes I made as well. I'd made these Chicken and Kohlrabi Slaw Bites for an event earlier in the week, and decided to make them again. I even made a few vegetarian. This time round I added a little bit of Cranberry Chutney to it, more for color. And it tasted good as well.
And no one saw me dip a piece of bread into the juice that was left on the bottom of the dish, did they?
I also threw some Spring Rolls together. They're quick and easy to do. And good for you as well.
In fact I think I see some more in my near future.
Now, for the desserts:
I'm just going to let you look and drool here. I didn't taste them all, I'm sorry to say.
At the back some brownies, apple pie, the lemon pie and I didn't get a shot of the crock pot chocolate peanut candies that were brought as well
I do try to take pictures of all the food, really I do, but, the whole purpose of Tapas Night is to get together with friends and enjoy their company, which is what I do. The food is just a wonderful bonus. A lovely, fattening bonus.
And I get to cook as well.