Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Another Blueprint surprise!

Tonight is a surprise event to celebrate JT’s forthcoming nuptials to C. Multi-brothered J and Swedish M have been in charge of organising the event and conjuring up a cunning plan to extract JT from the office and over to awaiting crowd at the Blueprint Café without arousing suspicion. All would have gone according to plan if the man of the moment himself hadn’t suddenly decided to slip into his shorts, running shoes and hotfoot it home. In the end the cover had to be blown to ensure his attendance at his own surprise party as he seemed determined that nothing would stop his plan. Even C herself had to be roped into dragging him over the Thames.

We had a limited Blueprint Café menu for this evening but that just meant an easier decision. Coincidentally both multi-brothered J and Swedish M share an avoidance of all that is dairy. We let Blueprint Café know of this lactose intolerance and they promised to provide some alternatives. I think they found some substitutes but I am not sure the granite was to everyone’s tastes. I had a starter of chicken liver pâté, anchovy, capers & toast. The pâté was unctuous, delicious and plentiful. You could happily slather it on the accompanying toast and then move onto the bread to complete the chicken livery mound. The main was plaice, horseradish & butter sauce. And not surprisingly this was another winner. A perfect clean tasting fillet flaking off into delectable moist chunks with a punchy sauce. Though not quite to Jeremy's usual level of eye-watering horseradishness. It was very good!

And for a finale, a lemon posset , berries. I enjoyed breaking through the rich, juicy berries to reveal the soft zingy lemon posset below. Another great evening at the Blueprint Café, a place I never tire of, it nearly didn't happen though. If JT hadn't been stopped literally running off we may have had to celebrate his 'stag' night without the stag.

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