Wednesday, July 06, 2005
More on the Henley Regatta
My first Pimm's. Isn't it beautiful? And as you can see, we were RIGHT on the water. Very nice!
Amazing food. Here, you can see the round sandwich Johanna made, that has pastrami, watercress and a cream from mayonnaise, capers, parsley, gherkins and mustard. Wonderful! And behind that is Jeanne's quiche with butternut squash and feta. She also brought muffins that somehow must have snuck out of the shot - with pecorino and peppadew. Mmm!
And here we have foie gras crackers, another quiche with asparagus and bacon, and the amazing Jägerwecken. That was a thick baguette, holed out and stuffed with ham, cheese, gherkins, parsley, cream cheese and boiled eggs, all chopped up. Tasted incredible, I loved that!
And not in pictures, but still present, were salmon roly-polies with cream cheese and herbs, a yummy mackerel dip, and for dessert, chocolate-chili cremes. And in addition to the Pimm's, there were lots of wines and wonderful bellinis that Andrew had brought. Mm!
Decidedly the most up-scale picnic I've ever been to, that's for sure! And as a bonus, I have almost all the recipes, since they're all to be found on various blogs! A thousand thanks to Johanna and her family for having me - it was a great way to spend a weekend!
Oh, and what did I do on Sunday? I went shopping, of course. Quite a task considering the sales had started in London, and I lugged my bag around all day. I had to refresh myself several times with.. this.