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Nick West's Blog – September 2012 Archive (3)

The night before the YO31 secret diners club Thai banquet

I'm writing down the recipes for tomorrow, so that they're all in one book - my classic eastern european car book! There's Trabants, Ladas, Moscovitchs, and Fiat 126's on the cover (yes I know Fiat are Italian, but you get the idea). I watched a you tube clip about making carrot flowers, because I wanted to put some in the salad. Basic ones are quite easy. Then I watched one about making proper roses. It took an expert 10 mintues to carve, and required a very high level of skill. Think I'll…


Added by Nick West on September 28, 2012 at 22:00 — 5 Comments

YO31 Secret Diners club - wesite article

Our Thai banquet is coming up pretty soon, and a few people have shown an interest. I need to convert this to bookings, though. In my quest to raise the profile, I have been approached by someone wanting me to write an article for a York out and about website. This is quite exciting for me, being a wannabe hack/scribe. Also, if anyone else who reads this has any bright ideas about reaching out to a wider audience, please give me some tips. Although the concept of the supper club is that it…


Added by Nick West on September 26, 2012 at 18:23 — No Comments

Post match analysis - YO31 Spanish Tapas

Our Tapas night went down a storm with the guests, and we have learnt a lot more this time, such as limiting the number of courses (ten is probably a little too much and stressful), and to make sure everything is tried and tested, and will work on the night. I had to substitute one course because I didn't have the required chemicals for the 'spherification' process, as pioneered by Ferran Adria of El Bulli.

I'll have it sorted for next time though. I have got the calcium chloride,…


Added by Nick West on September 2, 2012 at 22:28 — 1 Comment

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