Pescetarian Pleasures Launch Event

I´m so excited still, I feel like I could fly! Saturday 4th March we held a Pescetarian Pleasures launch night at El Casal Cafe, to celebrate the start of my great food adventure!

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There were art installations on the night from the talented artist Lisa Rubin. She decorated the tables with a series of collages, all in keeping with the fish/fruits de mer/nautical theme. CA_MG_0669

Guests were welcomed with a glass of cava, from our favourite independent producers in Sant Sadurní. There was a little time to check out the collages and personalised place mats.

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I took a few moments at the start of the night to explain the menu to our guests.

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We laid on a 5 course seafood extravaganza, a true Pescetarian´s Pleasure! To start, we served a seafood bisque. This had an intense seafood flavour and was pepped up with lots of lemongrass and kafir lime too!

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Next came the degustación of oysters. We imported oysters from 3 different growers in Normandy, which is arguably home to some of the best oysters in the world!

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It´s fair to say, they slipped down really easily! They had been plucked out of the sea only a couple of days before, so were super fresh.

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The degustatión of oysters was fun and we asked our guests for their feedback at the end of the evening.

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As each oyster is grown in a different location, their flesh had slightly different quality, one was saltier, one firmer, etc etc.

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Our connoisseurs had no problems differentiating between them!

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Next came the hugely popular course of Steamed mussels in cream & cider sauce. Everyone´s favourite!

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Then on to the main course, which was Sea bass papillote with a sweet potato gratin.

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The sweet treat at the end of the night was Pavlova, classic, fresh and light, topped with seasonal fruits!

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With everyone happily fed and watered it was time to bring out the rum I´d macerated with fruit. One was with pomegranate and the other (my firm favourite) passionfruit.

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These bottles didn´t last very long!

It was so exciting serving 5 courses of my food and drinks to a room full of lovely people. We hope that this will be the first of many pop-up food events, here in Barcelona. Cooking for and hosting so many people was a real buzz!


All fantastic photos by Thomas Lefebvre

 

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Krystal says:

    This was such an amazing night!
    The food was amazing x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Char says:

      It was great! Thanks so much for coming and supporting Pescetarian Pleasures on it´s adventure!

      Like

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