Spring Feast with Lisa Faulkner #CurrysOnHotpoint


Ever since I started blogging, I get invited to all sort of different food related events. My most recent invite was with Currys and Hotpoint to an exclusive Spring Feast dinner where I would be cooking with the Celebrity Masterchef 2010 winner Lisa Faulkner. 

Spring is coming soon, a new seasonality of food is appearing on the menu. We should be following the seasonal food and supporting the local produces. The lovely Lisa rustled up scrumptious two course meal where the bloggers had to replicate afterward at the Hotpoint Design Centre. This was a chance to try out all the latest Hotpoint kitchen gadgets. The centre was a serious kitchen porn, being an amateur cook I dreamt of having a kitchen like this.

It was not about an evening of just getting fed, we had to get dirty on hands to prepare for our own supper. We were divided to cook up either the main dish or dessert. I am always a savoury person, in no decision I volunteered for the main. 

After a lot of confusion and some careful choppings, the main was put into the Hotpoint Openspace oven to bake away. This new design oven has a special feature of double oven flexibility in a single oven space with the intelligence and innovation of Luce Openspace. A simple divider creates two individual cooking zones with independent timers, controls and lightings. A dream oven if you have a small kitchen.

Menu of the night:
  • Lemon Sole En Papillote - so simple and tasty, the fennel added some strong aniseed flavour to fish. A brilliant balance to such a delicate fish. With sides of potatoes and greens, too much food to digest.

  • Upside Down Pineapple Pudding - an old school retro dessert, it may even drew back up school dinner memories. Another very simple recipe with the all in one method of just blending everything together. It was served with custard, prefect ending to such a wonderful evening.
Thank you Lisa Faulkner!



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