Last week I was invited to the most gorgeous supper to celebrate Earth Hour 2015.
What was not to love about this invitation??
It was held at Tom’s in Somerset house which is always a good start. The menu was ridiculously drool inducing to read and even better to eat. And best of all it was a menu that had been specifically chosen by Tom Aikens because of the sustainability of the ingredients and the low impact they have on the environment.
The supper itself sounded lovely and romantic, being candle lit and all, perfect for a date…so naturally I took my flatmate Mathilda along.
When we arrived we were treated to insanely good canapés. Seeing as I seem to spend my life making canapés, it is always the best treat in the world to be served some!
These sausages with a creamy mashed potato dip were so good we had to keep smiling at the waiter to get him to venture near us.
And these aubergine bites were mouthfuls of bliss.
We were then treated to an introduction all about Earth Hour and a video showing what it’s all about. If you haven’t heard of it, let me enlighten you! It’s such a great event and we can all join in! All you have to do is, on Saturday the 28th March…ie…this Saturday, at 8.30pm switch off your lights! It’s a reminder that we can all do our bit to protect our planet.
Why not use the occasion to enjoy a candlelit supper of your own? Grab some candles, dust off the candelabra and get involved! Or if it’s a clear night, why not head out into the garden for a Spring BBQ….one of my favourite things to do! A bbq whilst snuggled up in blankets and a coat is one of the best things ever.
People the whole world over will be be doing the same thing, and the effect is a beautiful ‘light’s out’ sort of mexican wave that spreads across the world. Follow on twitter and you can see it spreading across the time zones, with all the major landmarks of the world joining in too. It’s such a fun thing to feel involved in something that’s happening the whole world over, with hundreds of millions of people coming together and turning out their lights.
We chose what we would be eating from the menu and then we were then treated to a cookery demonstration of one of the dishes we were about to eat.
A ridiculously good looking pearl barley risotto with grated cauliflower.
On seeing it being made I was instantly pleased that me and Mathilda had decided to share both of the main courses. I knew food envy would rear it’s head and this was the only feasible decision we could make.
Pearl barley risottos are so good, and so easy to cook too. Don’t worry, I will be popping one on the blog very soon for your eating pleasure.
Then, just as I thought I was going to have to wrestle the person next to me for the risotto the chef had just made, we were ushered through to the candlelit dining room where we were treated to some of the most delicious food I’ve had the pleasure of eating.
The mackerel potato and apple salad was as delicious as it is possible to get.
I have no idea how it was so good but every mouthful surprised me and it just got more and more delicious. Mathilda had to prize the plate from my hands as it came time to swap.
Luckily I had the second half of the risotto to console me. And it did an excellent job at that.
We washed it all down with a bread and butter pudding.
which had brown bread ice cream…so naughty, but so good
It was such a great evening, the most perfect setting, the most gorgeous food and all in candlelight reminding us just how important it is that we all get involved and do our bit to support Earth Hour this Saturday.
So come on and join in. It’s the perfect excuse to make Saturday evening just a little bit special. Make sure you follow along on Twitter so you can see the lights being turned off across the globe, it’s quite amazing! I will be there too….@madebymargie #EarthHourUK
Find out more about the whole event here. I’m excited for Saturday already, let’s make it the best one yet x