Thursday, 27 November 2008

The Dinner Party

Me and Rakel held a pretty unusual dinner party the other day for my classmates at the chiropractor collage. It all started when someone at class suggested that I should cook dinner for all of my friends and they would pinch in for the cost...........and I say´d " sure why not". It is my hobby to roam around in the kitchen to find new and exciting ideas for recipes and future dinner parties, so it would be absolutely perfect for me. I had 2 weeks to come up with a menu and I landed on a 6 course dinner. As some of my friends know, I tend to go a bit overboard when it comes to dinner parties, so the day before I finaly decited on a 10 course dinner with wine and everything.....úffff. We started with the first course at 8:00 in the evening and the last course was served at 2:00 at night.......and I didn´t sit down the entire time. It was fun decorating every plate as we served our 10 guests, but I will probably never do a 10 course dinner party ever again......too much work for one day. But it was all worth it becouse the guests where so happy with everything, even the icelandic rotten shark meat and the brennivín snaps that they also got to try . I really have to thank my dear friend and classmate Marius Johannesson who took all the beautiful photos of the food that night and also thank all my friends and classmates who came and where brave enough to be apart of that special evening.

1. Cauliflower Panna Cotta with Vodka Jelly and Caviar served with a Grapefruit Granita
2. Saffran Arancini with Parmesan Chips 3. Halloumi Salad with Parmaham and Balsamic Strawberries
4. Truffle Stuffed Bresaola tied with Black Spaghetti
5. Truffle infused Onion Soup 6. Pear and Blue cheese Stuffed Endive with Walnut and Honey 7. Monkfish with Pepper Sauce with Cauliflower purré 8. Stuffed Rack of Lamb with Cumin & Beef Wellington served with mashed potato, creamy portobello mushrooms and red wine chocolate sauce
9. Lemon Marangue Tart
10. Inspired by Coffie (Chocholate espresso truffles - Tiramisu - Chocolate espresso Mousse - Espresso Granita with Kahlúa)


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Iris Heidur said...

VÁ! Ertu örugglega á réttri hillu í lífinu ;) Tímdi liðið að borða þetta? Ekkert smá glæsilegt hjá þér.
Kveðja í kotið

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dinner!!I want to know these recipes!!

Ibba sys said...

Jahérna hér.... Aldrei segja aldrei! Þegar ég verð fimmtug þá planaru svona tíu rétta fyrir mig:)

Hrikalega flott hjá þér Gummi minn!

Anonymous said...

Og þetta var HRIKALEGA GOTT!!! Maður var ekkert lítið stoltur af karlinum. En Gummi...þú gleymdir að þakka þjóninum....hahaha

Guðmundur Birkir Pálmason said...

Thanx everybody......the recipes will come soon

Kelli said...

This looks absolutely amazing!!! You have serious talent and passion! Are you thinking of taking this to a professional level? What about becoming an Iron Chef someday?