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A Travelling Cook: Our first dinner at Apartment Supper Club Leipzig

Our first dinner at Apartment Supper Club Leipzig

                           

We had our first Apartment Supper Club dinner on Saturday night. I was pretty excited! We had a lovely evening with five guests besides Chris and  I. 

                          

I chose a range of dishes that suited the autumnal weather although I tried to steer away from the traditional Deutsch fare but also Asian and Italian food as it is so common in vegan cooking. The menu:

                            

Appetiser
Baked spiced chickpeas
Elderflower and cucumber champagne cocktails

Cheese platter:
                                                              Fresh baked bread
Linseed crackers

Baked water crackers
Herbed 'butter'
Ajvar
Smoked coconut cheese
Sunflower seed cheese
Vegan colby cheese
Chickpea cheese
Pickled beetroot
Pickled spicy cucumbers

Main
Jackfruit bourgnigon pies
Caulliflower and potato mash with truffle oil
Baked carrots

Dessert
Amaretto Tiramisu
Raspberries

                          
We completely forgot to take photos during the event as we were so busy chatting to people and organising bits and pieces. I have a few before photos and some pics of the leftovers!






I really  need to work more on my food presentation. I spent so much time deciding on the menu that I didn't really think about how to make the food look it's best on the plate. It probably sounds ridiculously obvious but it just wasn't something I thought about and I should have. Next time I will try to stack the food for example, rather than placing the mash next to the pie for example. I also had a bit of a challenge with the tiramisu. I cut it in 'strips' instead of squares and it was spectacularly difficult to get out of the dish and looked quite mushy. It tasted good fortunately. 

Our next event is a Vegan Oktoberfest dinner, can't wait to get recipe testing (and food presentation testing)! 

                     
(My new apron after the event!)

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A Travelling Cook: Our first dinner at Apartment Supper Club Leipzig

Monday, September 29, 2014

Our first dinner at Apartment Supper Club Leipzig

                           

We had our first Apartment Supper Club dinner on Saturday night. I was pretty excited! We had a lovely evening with five guests besides Chris and  I. 

                          

I chose a range of dishes that suited the autumnal weather although I tried to steer away from the traditional Deutsch fare but also Asian and Italian food as it is so common in vegan cooking. The menu:

                            

Appetiser
Baked spiced chickpeas
Elderflower and cucumber champagne cocktails

Cheese platter:
                                                              Fresh baked bread
Linseed crackers

Baked water crackers
Herbed 'butter'
Ajvar
Smoked coconut cheese
Sunflower seed cheese
Vegan colby cheese
Chickpea cheese
Pickled beetroot
Pickled spicy cucumbers

Main
Jackfruit bourgnigon pies
Caulliflower and potato mash with truffle oil
Baked carrots

Dessert
Amaretto Tiramisu
Raspberries

                          
We completely forgot to take photos during the event as we were so busy chatting to people and organising bits and pieces. I have a few before photos and some pics of the leftovers!






I really  need to work more on my food presentation. I spent so much time deciding on the menu that I didn't really think about how to make the food look it's best on the plate. It probably sounds ridiculously obvious but it just wasn't something I thought about and I should have. Next time I will try to stack the food for example, rather than placing the mash next to the pie for example. I also had a bit of a challenge with the tiramisu. I cut it in 'strips' instead of squares and it was spectacularly difficult to get out of the dish and looked quite mushy. It tasted good fortunately. 

Our next event is a Vegan Oktoberfest dinner, can't wait to get recipe testing (and food presentation testing)! 

                     
(My new apron after the event!)

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8 Comments:

At September 29, 2014 at 3:41 PM , OpenID littleveganbear said...

Sounds like a lovely night!

 
At September 30, 2014 at 2:33 AM , OpenID veganopoulous said...

What fun :) Great sounding food too. I've never thought about food presentation either, though if I do entertain it's usually just close family and we just plop everything on the plate. I've been more conscious of the table setting/styling but not the actual food-on-plate. Time for me to go google for images obsessively now!

 
At September 30, 2014 at 6:36 AM , Blogger Julie said...

Hi Cate! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out here: http://myapologiesforthenovel.blogspot.com/2014/09/bonus-post-3rd-liebster-award.html

 
At October 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Johanna GGG said...

if you have to choose between taste and appearance I know what I would choose. (Which I say as someone who is not great at making food look pretty) Sounds like a great dinner - love the menu - your cheese platter sounds fantastic

 
At October 1, 2014 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

yeah i know just what you mean :)

 
At October 1, 2014 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

thank you so much, I am writing it up today :)

 
At October 1, 2014 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Cate Lawrence said...

plop on the plate is also my style!

 
At October 8, 2014 at 2:59 AM , Blogger Cindy said...

Wow, what a menu! I'm sure your guests appreciated the spread of varied and tasty food, regardless of how fancy it looked. :-)

 

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