Last week I was invited to the Great British Chefs Dinner in Bethnal Green, to meet other fellow bloggers who have been involved with the company and to sit down to a delicious 3 course dinner hosted by Mex, Eliot and Ollie.
I have previously collaborated with GBChefs when I took part in their Supper Club contest, in which case I raised over £100 hosting a dinner at my house, cooking up recipes from their website & app and raising money for Action Against Hunger.
We started off with a delicious carpaccio of sea bass, seasoned with olive oil, chilli and oregano by Chef Robert Thompson on the GBChefs site. The fresh sea bass is sliced thinly so it absorbs the flavourful oil and moist. The chilli kick is undeniably the hit the dish works on, fiery and gets you going!
The second course was beautifully presented, succulent lamb loin, with a parmesan risotto recipe by Chris Horridge served with a fresh seasonal salad.
The lamb was tender, flavourful with juices from the pan, the rosemary, garlic and richness from the butter. Its decorated with spinach and cress.
This combination works wonders with parmesan risotto, aldente, creamy and filling! Had trouble seeing straight after this dish, but you just had to eat it all!
Amongst all the chatter between bloggers and chefs, lots of talk about travel, wine and of course FOOD! Not to mention talk of tongues, cheeks and more…
The dessert is anticipated and well received, small pots of chocolate goodness, chilled in the fridge.This recipe is by Chef Paul Heathcote, a simple, effective and DELICIOUS dessert, I may have to make again myself at home ( I secretly wanted another one)
With muscavado sugar, chocolate and double cream as ingredients it makes a really caramel-tasting chocolate dessert, smooth and creamy in consistency. With a fresh tip of raspberries and mint leaves on the top.
A great night to meet fellow bloggers, learn more about the Great British Chefs team and plans for the future and to try some delicious recipes from their website, which I may try to make again at home.