Tuesday, 14 September 2010
..TO CONCEED, OR NOT TO CONCEED THAT IS THE QUESTION..
..however, I feel a begrudging acceptance of defeat is in order tonight..I will start with the menu, and then discuss -
Sweet Cured Scotttish Mackerel, Pan-Fried Spinach, Oven Roasted Baby Tomatoes with an Apple, Fennel and Potato Dauphinoise
Now, the thing is the meal was, in all honesty, a great success..delicious, in fact!!..however, from my now professional and critical point of view I would have served this dish with a nice thick lump of Cod, and not the mackerel as it slightly overpowered the beautiful, aromatic and subtle sweet combination of apple and fennel in the dauphinoise potato, and the contrasting tangy ness of the slow cooked tomatoes in balsamic vinegar, brown sugar,black pepper and salt..
For this reason alone, I will concede defeat to Pauli's earlier sublime example of the soon to be famous Purple Rain smoothie..roll on tomorrow when battle will commence once more.