As I speed back to London via TGV & Eurostar, I’ve been busy making lists and getting organised for the Gü dinner that I mentioned last week. One of the great things about finally having my apartment looking the way I want it, is that I can now entertain properly, and I am very pleased that I am kicking off by hosting an evening at home for eight guests on behalf of England’s premier pudding purveyors.
This time I’m not cooking – Gü’s head chef Fred Ponnavoy is in charge, along with his sous chef, in my kitchen, and he has planned an interesting multi-course menu, previewing some of the recipes from the new Gü Cookbook, which launches this October.
And, of course, the two pudding courses look wonderful, because part of the reason for the dinner is to introduce Gü’s new Friends-For-Dinner collection – I know this because they biked me over a bag full of testers (chocolate ganache slices, & mango passionfruit ones) last week. Which lasted, er, not very long. AT ALL.
As much as I enjoy cooking – you may remember that I cooked for Moutarde de Maille’s pop up last summer, it’s quite nice to cede kitchen duties. My responsibilities include heading to Covent Garden flower market tomorrow at an hour so early that I can barely think about it to buy armfuls of flowers to decorate both the flat and the table, designing menu cards and place settings and being in charge of the chocolate martinis. Ahem.
This is a sponsored LLG event with Gü