Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pot Luck Dinner Menu

This was the menu we ended up with last night:

Starter: Bean, carrot, pea and mint, and aubergine dips, with flat breads (Morocco)

Main: Gedünstetes schöps (mutton stew) with Schwemmknödel (semolina dumplings (Austria)

Dessert: Kestane cicegi (chestnut meringues), Sekerpare (small cakes with lemon syrup), Kayisi tatlisi (apricots in syrup with cream and almonds) (Turkey)

Wine: eclectic, but heavy on Australian Chardonnay.

After each course those not in the know had to guess its origin. We got Morocco, but the closest guesses to Austria and Turkey were Hungary and Greece respectively. We were slightly handicapped by not being able to remember what countries we had put into the hat in the first place.

Great fun, and we are going to do it again next month. This time it will be our turn for the main course. After we picked our destinations we got carried away and added an extra sixteen countries to the pot for the next meal. That could get challenging!


Melanie B said...

What fun! Wish we had a group of friends nearby we could do something like that with.

Debbie said...

That is really neat. I am going to steal the idea for our group of friends who get together regularly for dinner.