It was a bit of a mish-mash of things. We started with baked camembert infused with lemon, white wine and thyme and baked plantain served with 'mojo' which is a blend of parsley, coriander, 4 cloves of garlic, white wine vinegar and breadcrumbs. The camembert was lovely on some baguette from the local farm shop. The plantain, however, was a bit of a let down. Very dry. The mojo was quite nice with it, but not a dish we'd care to repeat.
Then we had this quiche which was filled with butternut squash and wild mushrooms. The recipe called for pecorino cheese, but I couldn't find any so I used Gruyere instead. It was lovely. The salad was great too: feta cheese, grapefruit and fennel and included radishes and pomegranate.
The dessert was a bit of a gamble. In the magazine, these dishes of tapioca pearls cooked in coconut cream looked very pretty. These ones are topped with mango pieces and dark chocolate shavings. I didn't think I would like them as I don't usually like things like rice pudding, but I was pleasantly surprised.
It was a lovely afternoon and the sparkling rose that Glenn brought over went very nicely with the food.