One of the perks of my job managing the business is being back involved with pretty much all things food, including grabbing an invite to this year's Master Chefs of Great Britain Annual Lunch. My dad has been every year since 1997 and has been a member since 1998 so it was awesome to be able to go myself this year.
Traditional plates- each year every attendee gets a plate with the menu on it. Sadly mine has gone straight into storage due to the impending move.
Lobster, crab, avocado and a whole host of other good stuff. My favourite course of the day.
Whilst I like halibut, it was really over cooked, which is always a problem when catering for this many people.
Duck- cooked to perfection, beautifully tender.
'Chocolate Box' Super super rich, filled with some kind a ganache & caramel type job. One of the sponsors for this year happened to be Biscoff, who make Lotus biscuits, the tuille and the crumb were made from Lotus biscuit. A highlight for me.
And finally, my new favourite picture. I do rather love Paddington and with the impending movie, there are Paddingtons all over London. This is the proper one at the station of his naming though... Yes, yes I had been drinking.