Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Sunday, 4 May 2008

a braai for Andres and Jacques

Held in the car park site the Braai was planned to co-inside with the last concrete pour as a moment of celebration. We made the meal open to all and cooked for 120 people. When the ques began to assemble on the sixth floor of the car park I began to panic but it was a fantastic afternoon. The Braai includes two whole spit roast lambs, Boerewors, Mielle Tarts roast potatoes and Durban Bannana curry salad. Not only was the meal great but the preparations were spectacular too and it began by taking all the cooking equipment up to the sixth floor using a skip and the site crane.

Cooked and served at Mud Dock, this recipe was selected by Derrick and Katrina- Steak and Guinness Pie with Soda Bread and a Chocolate Guinness cake.

the House of Fraser fitout team

Erwin works as part of the fitout team for the House of Fraser store. He suggested a goat curry with deep fried plantain rice and 'festivals'. He also introduced me to a fantastic cook who is known just by the name Chef. Working from a kitchen in St Pauls which always has a que of customers, Chef cooked a wonderful meal which we served to twenty people inside the half built shop.

a meal with the security staff

Most of the security staff on site are Nepali, why I am not sure. As seurity on site is 24 hours we had to find a moment when the site was quite and the day/night shift was changing to hold the meal. We used the site canteen [a temporary structure in what will be a carpark] and held the meal at 8pm on a Sunday night. The afternoon was spent preparing the food which was cooked by Indra-Bahador Gurung at his flat.