Monday, 2 March 2015

Celebrating 25 years not out!

Another canapé? Don't mind if I do...
HunterGatherer and I rounded off our 25th anniversary celebrations in gastronomic heaven on Saturday evening when our lovely bridesmaid G. cooked a fabulous dinner for us and a small group of close friends.
And there were more! This time smoked salmon and
crème fraîche blinis
From asparagus and parma ham canapés to a molten goat's cheese starter to sumptuous beef bourguignon stew to delicate orange and mascarpone ice cream (served with chocolate torte) or lemon mousse, each dish set our taste buds tingling anew.
Perfectly cooked goat's cheese for starters
HunterGatherer doesn't feel he's had a proper meal
 unless he's eaten some beef (which was no bad thing,
as a member of the Quality Meat Scotland
team was in attendance!!)
Our first ever taste of orange and mascarpone ice cream.
The verdict? Yum!!
Lemon mousse as well? Rude not to... (though the pedant in
me is reaching out to move that errant raspberry!)
And after all that there was still an appetising cheese platter followed by divine, melt-in-the-mouth tablet (the latter courtesy of our other bridesmaid's kind mum) to come. Suffice to say, we both remained fairly replete for most of Sunday (though we did manage to squeeze in another couple of pieces of leftover tablet!!)...
There was even some Isle of Mull Cheddar on the plate
(reference to the fact that we originally met on the Isle of Mull)
The tablet didn't last long ;-)
It was a happy, hilarious, harmonious evening – and one we'll certainly treasure for a long time to come. As American designer Zac Posen puts it: "Food, friends, family. These are the most important things in life." Add to that good health, and you won't go far wrong.


  1. What a gorgeous spread and congratulations on 25 happy years together!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Josie - it was extremely tasty :-) Perhaps by the time another 25 years have elapsed I might actually have become a competent enough cook to manage the salmon blinis (though perhaps that's a tad ambitious!).

  2. What a great way to celebrate - here's to the next 25 years.

    1. Thanks for your good wishes - suspect it's just as well we don't eat this lavishly too often or our hearts might not survive the next 25 years :-)