|Clarence the lion door knocker greets guests in his spring flower ensemble.|
|table set for guests|
Friend of Balintore, Elise, volunteered to do the flowers and the pudding. I was only too happy to relinquish control of said items. The starter was baked aubergine with feta and pomegranate.
|baked aubergine, feta and pomegranate starter|
|spring flower centrepiece|
The main was roast haunch of venison, with Thai sweet potato satay curry for the veggies. However, the best course was Elise's dessert. Her cheesecake with daubed with rhubarb in a ginger syrup; strawberries; some pomegranate seeds stolen from the starter and even some dried roses brought by a friend from Iran. And to gild the lily, there was an accompanying rhubarb sorbet. One guest declared this to be a 5-star pudding, and he was not wrong. I dream of the pop-up upholding this standard. :-)
|Elise's 5-star cheesecake dessert|