Today we are hosting a celebration of all things vegetarian. If you have been to dinner before you will already know that, quite often the dish that steals the show is a vegetarian one so we are bringing all the most popular dishes back and introducing some never been seen before bowls of yumminess.
We are eating Ottolenghi style so everything will come out as quickly as Alan can carry it!
Black bean and avocado salad with nachos - this dish has a mexican infleunce with a last minute squeeze of lime to make it zing.
Labneh dip - Homemade soft cheese with a tomato, mint salad dressed with a drizzle of olive oil and nigella seeds.
Grilled chopped aubergine salad dip - a bit of a salad that thinks its a dip!
Moudarada - Lebanese salad made with green lentils, rice and onions - tasty fresh and lip-smacking good.
In the UK we regularly eat hummus cold but in Arabic countries they eat it warm too so tonight we are going to roast a tray of root vegetables and serve them on a bed of warm humus and sprinkled with sunflower seeds for a bit of crunch.
Cauliflower and cumin fritter with lime yogurt - a bit like a pakora these little parcels of joy will make your heart sing, I bet you can't just have one.
Sliced oranges served with an orange blossom, rose syrup - simple yet delicate you will be avoiding eye cotnact with other guests as you watchi who takes the last slice.
Second Pudding TBC - if you have been to dinner before and had soemthing thatyou want us to make again then get in touch.
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 and biscuits.
Freshly 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.