Dining room

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

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15 comments

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ah, now then, i have a request, Gu not being available in tanzania, BUT mangoes and passion fruit do grow in my garden, could you pretty please post a pic of the mango and passion pud? (and if poss an approx ingredient ‘list’, i have a number of invented recipes using those fruits but more never hurts 🙂

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@RasMbisi: I’ll post after the event, soyou can see visually what they look like. LLGxx

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@LLG:
Thank you that would be perfect xx

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Now that is definitely my idea of a treat – having someone else doing the cooking in my own home!
Emma

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@GawgusThings: Yup, I think it will be exciting! LLGxx

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Ohhh gosh I wish I could be coming to that! Gu are heavenly, and your flat looks heavenly too! I adore setting up dinner parties, flowers, candles, placemats and all. Lovely. Have a wonderful time, I look forward to the post about it so I can dribble a little over my keyboard!
xxx

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@Laura: Thanks Laura! I agree. Gu are the only puds I buy. DELICIOUS. LLGxx

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Sounds divine! Will you be posting your recipe for chocolate martinis?

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@American suburbanite in rural England: I can certainly ask Gu if they will oblige! I’m also guessing that it will be in their new cookbook. LLGxx

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Now, the real question is, what does a girl have to do to get herself on the guest list?! 😉

Bloody love Gu puddings. Have hundreds of the ramekins to prove it. x

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@Blonde: I’m afraid, Blonde dear, you’d need to be a journalist! LLGxx

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I’d be interested to know how you get on at Covent Garden, how early it’s necessary to go etc as I’m getting into flower-arranging as a hobby and really need to start doing these early morning flower runs before I bankrupt myself.

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@S: I’ve been as late at 6am before, but really I like goig around 430/5am LLGxx

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My top tip would be to head to Bloomfields of London while at New Covent Garden – entrance 4. They are the only stand with fresh flowers on a Tuesday (and everyday) – fact! Suppliers to Scarlet & Violet, Wild at Heart etc.

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@Sophie: Goodness – I’ve been going for years, but I never knew that. Thank you! LLGxx

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