Hospitality & Catering News: Can lunch really get any better than this?

You get a phone call and asked the question, can I come in and cook lunch for the team at H&C News? The person asking is Daksha Mistry, Masterchef 2007 final runner up, so not much thought needed for the answer, which of course is an immediate yes please followed by thanks very much. – Source: Hospitality and Catering News.

You get a phone call and asked the question, can I come in and cook lunch for the team at H&C News? The person asking is Daksha Mistry, Masterchef 2007 final runner up, so not much thought needed for the answer, which of course is an immediate yes please followed by thanks very much.

The conversation then gets even more interesting when Daksha asks, what would you like me to cook? My reply, is there anything you would recommend or particularly like cooking? No I can cook anything you want but it has to be three courses. My next reply is can you give me a few days.

Over the next few days much thought is given to the question, and think about it yourself, what would your answer be?

Then it struck me, if three dishes in 2007 cooked by the same chef made runner up in the MasterChef final there’s the answer. So I asked the question and Daksha immediately agreed.

So we set the date for Friday 7 October and just needed wines organised to complete the experience, come in The Wine Inspector aka Alistair Morrell our Wine Content Exec.

The Menu and wine selections

Starter: Lamb Samosa Parcels with mixed leaf salad, yoghurt, mint sauce and olive oil drizzle

Wine: Pierre Fontaine Minervois Rose 2015 – Steinklotz Alsace Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2013

Main Course: Roasted Partridge with Spiced Pear, Cabbage parcels, chestnut puree, parsnip crisp and rich jus

Wine: Bourgogne Rouge Domaine Bottled Cave d’Aze 2014

Dessert: Tart au citron

Wine: Domaine des Patits Quarts – Coteaux du Layon 2014

We had been looking forward to this for weeks and the day arrived as did Daksha laden with ingredients and cooking utensils.

Sue Wood our Office Manager and ardent foodie was Daksha’s eager assistant, the rest of us enthusiastically watched the ingredients being prepared and then plated with painstaking attention to detail, Daksha is a perfectionist.