As I have hinted of late, I have been fortunate enough to get a seat at the table of a little group of foodies who gather in the upstairs room of The Victoria Inn in Colchester for the discussion (and inevitable consumption) of all things edible. Each week a theme is set and by wild card allocation you show up with either a starter, main course or dessert to fit that theme. My first outing to food club was an enjoyable success despite my own near on nervous breakdown in the days prior. Me? Take something as simple as cooking for other people too seriously? Never!
Although I will share in full my own dubious contributions to the group here, there wont be much access to the recipes of others for now, as we hope to put together a charity cook book at the end of this year. Obviously I will flood you with the opportunity to purchase this once it is available! But hopefully you might find some inspiration, or revulsion, or just say oh, right, and skip to the next post. Whatever. Enjoy!
Victoria Inn Food Club April Meeting- Chocolate!
Yes the theme for this meeting was chocolate, an easy brief to meet until you realise that in your absence last time you were allocated a chocolate based starter (thanks Tom!). But more about me later, below are the offerings of all.
The Main Event
Safe to say, this was not a dinner meeting suitable for any diet plan ever, unless you’re trying to fatten up for an upcoming movie role! Everything was enjoyed thoroughly and if I had to pick a winner for the night my vote would go to that fabulous bread from Nicola. Divine.
Waddling my way home I decided that the evening was more than a fair trade off for some extra gym hours and thanked the God of waistlines that we were going in taster portions as I probably would have gone a full plate of most of them and just ordered a wheelbarrow home. But my self control around the culinary delights is well documented so I’ll leave it there.
Next time, fruit!
several photos stolen from other group members, thanks for that!