Monday, 27 September 2010

Inaugurating a new cosmo-concept series of multi-culti gastronomic celebrations!!!...

*Hungarian Deli-Delights @ Paprika Gourmet*
thursday 7 october 8.30-11.30 pm

We will gather at the beautiful Eixample delicatessen and catering centre Paprika Gourmet to enjoy a delicious degustation dinner of quality food specialties and wines from Hungary. You will be welcomed with a glass of Tokaji (famous dry white wine) and a written synopsis of the tasting proposal before our hosts give a brief talk introducing us to the rich gastronomic tradition of their country. There will of course be plenty of time to mix and mingle as we are treated to a succession of 11 exquisite dishes accompanied by 4 glasses of distinctive Hungarian wines.

Take a look at the mouth-watering menu!
* Smoked ham with fruits
* Pastrami with orange mustard
* Canapé of deer salami with sour cherry jam
*Selection of Hungarian cheeses
*Duck carpaccio and black plum chutney with truffles
*Canape of rabbit salami with carrot and orange chutney
*Foie with Tokaji wine gel
*Cottage cheese selection with Zellers
*Goats cheese salad
*Canapé of Hungarian traditional salami with grated cheese
*Budapest ham with hawthorn jelly

1. Royal Tokaji Furmint 2007
2. Kékfankos Merlot Rosé 2009 by Ostoros (3rd prize international rosé)
3. Ostoros Cabernet Sauvingnon 2007
4. Sauska cuvée (Hungarian premium wine) 2007
Also included - mineral water, glass of orange juice, coffee and pálinka.

The special all-inclusive cost for the evening is 25€
Additional glasses of wine can be consumed (priced from 2.5€) and a full range of gourmet products will be available for purchase.
TIME: Event starts 8.30 sharp, you may enter from 8pm.
PLACE: Paprika Gourmet, C/ Lepant 311 (M Sagrada Familia)
ENTRANCE: Please have your 25€ at hand to ensure a smooth start.
RSVP: Strictly limited to 40 places, be sure to email me ASAP!
Guestlist must be confirmed by 8pm Oct 6

Monday, 6 September 2010


With a relatively slow response to invitations in august it looked like being a fairly quiet affair… but the last minute post-vacation flourish of RSVPs filled the event to a near capacity crowd of 63. There were around 21 countries of origin present, the less usual ones including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Peru. The feminine contingent slightly out-numbered the men with 34 to 29, and it was great to see so many new faces with a massive 34 first-timers!
The buffet spread included most of the cosmo-staples with just a couple of variations, plus a delicious salad from my friend Anna who also helped me out a lot on the night, thanks Anna!:) The main course chicken curry seemed to go down as well as ever, though my “basmati risotto” experiment was perhaps not the biggest success, in future I’ll stick to preparing it the normal way;) The meal was of course topped off by my signature desserts of fruit panna cotta and chocolate gateau, yum! The party atmosphere was as vibrant as ever until we wound up around 2am, with many people going on to continue the night in bars and clubs with new-found friends. Thanks to you all for participating in the good spirit of cosmosoirée, hope to see you again next time!