Thursday, May 27, 2010
DAY17:WHITE CHOCOLATE WITH ARSHAD AND IAN WRIGHT
Woke yesterday morning with chocolate on my mind, and Zeke and Zene really wanted to have chocolate mousse again ...
And as, Arshad had invited Ian Wright and the Travel and Living crew that has been following him around shooting him,home for dinner, i knew that that i would be like a hurricane in my kitchen ..
So while i was wondering what to make , i decided that if it was mousse ,it had to be white chocolate mousse, because Arshad loves white chocolate.
So i just followed the same recipe but used an imported variety of white chocolate..
We'll to begin with i had to hunt for fresh cream , which i then got from Waterstones which is 45minutes away from home, the chef was sweet enough to let me have some , because the Parsi dairy fresh cream that i normally use was not available that morning...
Then i decided that this White Chocolate Mousse needed pretty long stemmed glasses, so i again left the house to search for that, which i found , but they would be delivered at 2pm...
Sitting in the rick , i knew what i was making for dinner, so the menu is
Hummus with lavache
Maple syrup and mustard chicken sausages
Beer batter fried prawns
Honey glazed chicken
White chocolate mousse
White mountain chocolate muffins
So i got home and turned my kitchen upside down , with my helpers Vijay and Mary, while Baghi kept Zeke and Zene busy and out of my kitchen, it was crazy but great fun, we finished making all the dessert and marinating all the meat...
By 3 it was time to take Zeke and Zene to watch a ' day i met the prince", which a friend Asif is doing and , it was fun and took my mind off the cooking that still had to be done, and the bonus is that you get to meet "The Sashi Kapoor" who exudes so much of calm and niceness , i love his smile and his crooked teeth , and its soooooo wonderful to see him at Prithvi watching budding talent......
Suddenly i realised that i had broken my champagne glasses and needed glasses and did not have long slender spoons for my long slender mousse glasses...ha ha ha yup..
So decided to go shopping again with Zeke and Zene in tow, we got out they were hungry and took the longest time to eat their chocolate croissants, and then fell asleep in the rick ...
Well , to cut a long story short , i got funky pink glasses , found my spoons , bought mangoes and came home and we cooked and finished everything by 8.30 , even the flowers arranged by Chinmaya were beautiful , lit the candles, and my aroma essence pots with lavender ,ran for a bath and was ready just as Arshad opened the door for Ian and his crew..
Ian and Arshad entertained us all ,Phil their camera guy is lovely, met Jessie who used to do sound with me on MTV after eons, Zeke played the "devil's march "on the piano, Zene was cute as a button, Amit took photos(hope i get to see them before the year ends ha ha ha ) and Sandy had us in splits and Sambo giggled, missed MY girls Mini, Jaya and Shaheen......
It was a fun filled and mad evening, but i forgot to shoot the food , so I'm sorry but you are just going to have to believe that i made all this.....
It was a feast that I'm happy i cooked for the ones i love.........in "Maria's Kitchen"
P.S. did not do anything today, but write this blog......too knackered...