This week I must defer my foodie title (self appointed though it is) to little brother, who took over the reigns in the kitchen for Father’s Day.
A BBQ would have been sufficient for many. But not my family and most certainly not when little brother is in command. No this fathers day we would feast not on burnt snags and limp salad but on three entire courses of Heston Blumenthal recipes. Little brother might be a bit mad. But its the best kind of madness I tell you, especially when it looks like this …
Our entree was scallop tartare with white chocolate foam and prawn oil. Ooh-La-La fancy pantsy!
For the main show it was a giant slow-roasted rib of beef with bone-marrow sauce and all the fixins – the carving of meat being an essential part of any Father’s Day.
No word of a lie. It was divine. The beef rib after 6+ hours of cooking was melt in your mouth perfect and while bone-marrow sauce might not sound like the stuff dreams are made of I have news IT IS! And should I ever manage to make baked potatoes as spot on as those were, well it’d probably be all i’d ever make.
But that wasn’t the end. Oh no, little brother had one more show stopper up his sleeve.
A salted chocolate and orange tart with vanilla ice cream (yup home made to a Heston recipe too!).
Is the boy amazing or what?
I can only hope that you all had as lovely a Father’s day with your families as I did. But above that I really hope you all have a brother (or sister) who’s mad enough to take on seven individual Heston recipes for your enjoyment.
What we had in full: Scallop Tartare with White Chocolate Foam and Prawn Oil, Slow-Roasted Rib of Beef with Bone-Marrow Sauce, Green Bean and Radish Salad, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Roast Poataoes, Salted Chocolate and Orange Tart and Vanilla Ice Cream. And no he is not a chef but a budding geologist.