Come to dinner - we have the wonderful film crew from BellyflopTV joining us for dinner tonight to find out what WeFiFo is all about and to make a little film to let everyone else know how it works - if you don't want to be filmed it's fine, we will make sure you don't appear on camera I promise
We are eating Ottolenghi style tonight so everything will come out of the kitchen as fast as Alan can carry it. Dip in, pass it around, chat and eat lots.
Green salad with a tahini dressing - broccoli, peas, asparagus and spinach all mixed together in a soy, honey, garlic and tahini dressing, Asia meets the Middle East.
Pink grapefruit and sumac salad - something about the word "grapefruit" makes people pull funny faces, it's one of those love or hate things. I promise you will never look at this unassuming underused fruit in the same way again.
Homemade Labneh - a Middle Eastern yogurt cheese with olives, pistachios and basil - go on, dip it in and give it a whirl.
Roasted Red Onions with a Walnut Salsa - Not sure this needs much explanation red onions are roasted and dotted with some soft goats cheese and drizzled with the warm dressing. Bish, bash, bosh
Chicken with miso and honey - miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and other ingredients. High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals you should leave here looking ten years younger!!
Vegetarian dish TBC
Persian rice - I love this way of cooking rice; you steam the rice with very little water in a large pan adding a dollop of butter to the bottom and when it's cooked you turn it upside down and hey presto it has a buttery crust to it. It is a bit of a unique taste but I do think it's worth the effort.
We have two desserts for you tonight and yes, you can have both.
Raspberry Cranachan trifle - An English trifle meets a Scottish classic- raspberries and cream with a crunchy honey and caramel oat crumb (ssshhhh there might be a bit of whiskey mixed in the cream).
Dark chocolate, Cardamom and Espresso Mousse Cake - where do I begin, everyone loves chocolate cake, add into this love affair some rich chocolate, a hint of spice and then make it lighter than air with a whisper of a kiss - and there you have it.
If you have room there is a selection of foreign and local cheese some hard, some soft - so soft they are practically gooey, served with grapes, walnuts, figs, biscuits and little jars of yummy chutney.
Fresh ground coffee served with a variety of after dinner mints. There is also Yorkshire tea, mint tea, green tea, liquorice tea, pomegranate and apple tea and decaf coffee if anyone wants one.