Lila’s French Cooking celebrated Valentines Day with a very special cooking class.
We had five couples cook their way into each other’s hearts with a menu specially designed for romance.
Each couple was welcomed by a melon and citrus cocktail with a spicy hint of white pepper and ginger.
The menu featured amuse-bouches of beetroot, granny smith apple, matured cheddar and a shaving of smoked duck wrapped around dried fig or walnut, as well as a savoury chantilly with avocado mousse with a tartare of prawns.
For mains, the couples made a peas and green asparagus risotto with home made pesto and parmesan shavings, along with a salmon tartare made with cubed mangoes, tomatoes, shallots on a bed of greens with vanilla vinaigrette.
A romantic meal is not complete without a decadent dessert, and the couples were shown how to put together a delicious vanilla and chocolate millefeuille.
It was an evening well-spent celebrating passion and a love of beautiful food.