When I planned this dinner, the first of my ‘Diva’ series, I imagined an autumnal menu, a slight chill in the air, closed doors, maybe even a lit fire. Instead, I spent yesterday toiling through the heat, dripping limply through my prep in an airless kitchen where the oven is an Aga that you can’t turn off. At about three pm I was so overcome with tiredness, I laid briefly on my bed in the only cool room of the house, to relieve my heat swollen ankles. An hour later I was awoken by the sound of my own snoring.
Indian summers are no fun when you are in the kitchen. The limitations of a home restaurant becomes evident, not enough fridges, the icing on the biscuits dried too quickly then melted, and everything in general wilted including me.
David Gest made an appearance.
A trio of Dorothys.
Marilyn came too!
Rosemary chocolate pot with ruby heel
Further ‘Diva Dinners’:
November 18th: Barbra Streisand dinner: friday night sabbath. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/132662
December 18th: Edith Piaf lunch with accordionist.
In January there will be a Dolly Parton dinner.
February: Stevie Nicks!
Dates up soon.