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Wine and dine in style

A friend once asked me if I would cook and style her upcoming dinner party. I can remember thinking at the time that there should be books on how to plan, style and cook a really great dinner party so you can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen.

Asian Menu


Betel leaves with smoked trout

Thai green curry with prawns

Stick caramel pork and rice

Green papaya salad

Roasted pineapple with coconut ice cream

Italian Menu


Trio of crostini

Grilled asparagus, burrata, pea pesto

Slow braised chicken with olives and grilled polenta

Trio Italian cheese with salad leaves

Chocolate torte, coffee cream

Summer Menu


Chilled pea and wasabi soup

Zucchini carpaccio and goat cheese

Provencal seafood, rouille, Parmesan crisps

Trio of cheese with salad leaves

Lemon and lavender tart with meringues