On Saturday I attended a masterclass presented by chef Neill Anthony arranged by fellow Cape Town food blogger, Jane-Anne Hobbs Rayner of Scrumptious South Africa.
Neill has an impressive background working in London kitchens under Gordon Ramsey and Marcus Wareing. He has cooked for many celebrities, so on Saturday whilst we learned so much about the dishes he was preparing, we also got a good dose of juicy foodie gossip.
What a fun day.
Neill prepared a 3 course lunch for us while we watched.
This is what was on the menu:
- Liquid egg yolk ravioli with spinach, ricotta and butternut
- Roast salmon with white bean vinaigrette and roasted baby beetroot
- Prune and brandy souffles
It was also fabulous to see Nina Timm (my-easy-cooking.com) and meet Matt Allison (imnojamieoliver.com) and then bond with all the other foodies there.
Silky creamy egg yolk ravioli on warm butternut puree, a drizzle of parmesan oil with a white onion foam = delicious.
Pan seared and then oven roasted Norwegian salmon on a broad bean vinaigrette and a bean puree with roasted beetroot = sensational.
Light and fluffy and not too sweet, these warm souffles tasted a bit like Christmas.
What a fabulous day with foodie friends, nice wine, exceptional food and a few little gifts to take home. I cannot wait for the next one.