Saturday, 10 November 2012

Family Masterchef


This time last year Idle entertained 120 of his closest friends to dinner and dancing to celebrate his 50th. It was exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure, and ruinously expensive.

Tonight, the other side of the coin: Family Birthday Masterchef. The Contestants:

Idle, 51, a poor banker from Aberdeenshire now living in Sussex. Idle will be making the starter: scallops wrapped in pancetta with pureed celeriac and lightly sauteed chestnut mushrooms.

Lady Idle, a multi-tasking expert from (expat) Hong Kong, now living in Sussex. Lady Idle will be making the main course: fillet steaks with boulangere potatoes, green beans and mushrooms and roasted sweet spear carrots.

Younger Miss Idle, 18, from Sussex. Miss Idle will be making pudding: chocolate pots.

The sommelier, Monsieur Idle, chose the following wines:
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rose, NV (contributed by Miss Idle)
Ch d'Armailhac, Pauillac, 1995
Chartreuse de Coutet, Sauternes, 2007

Elder Miss Idle, 20, from Sussex, reading Writing, Directing and Performance at York University, was unable to attend due to the three-day sellout of her university directorial debut, and will be sorely missed.


9 comments:

Electro-Kevin said...

E-K Will be producing a layer of white bread topped with ... a layer of white bread coated with beurre and a swipe of yeast extract presented on a stylish platter of wafer thin aluminium - eaten in the front cab of a locomotive in Goodrington Sidings this evening.

Happy 50th (belated)

idle said...
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idle said...

E-K, there is a lot to be said for an honest Marmite sarnie, but I normally embellish it with cucumber and pepper.

I imagine the dawn over the sea from Goodrington is a sight for sore eyes, fuelled with Marmite or not.

The Lakelander said...

Many happy returns, Idle....I see we are both Scorpios.

It explains a lot.

The Lakelander said...

Many happy returns, Idle....I see we are both Scorpios.

It explains a lot.

idle said...

I don't know what that makes us, Lakes (apart from being conceived on Valentines Day). In my case, someone who shoots a few hundred blameless pheasant and partridge to celebrate his birthday each November....

Vinogirl said...

Nice choice of vino!

Vinogirl said...

Nice choice of vino!

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