Friday, February 29, 2008
Hollandaise sauce, Leap years and suits
I need to learn how to make Hollandaise source, I don't think a chap should feel comfortable inviting a woman over unless he can offer Eggs Benedict. It's like a minimum standard of care. I'm not sure if it is part of the Geneva convention but it jolly well should be.
So this weekend I'm going to be learning how to master this important dish, it doesn't seem to complicated and St Delia of Smith has a great guide online. Let the games begin, that's what I say. I just hope you can't die from eating too many eggs.
Today is the extra day of the year, a chap should do something special with it. I am going to the Dorchester to review it with a chum. She is terribly pleasant but does have a rather trying habit of sliding her hand onto my leg during the cheese course which is something I've tried to train her out of but she is most persistent. Some ladies just won't take no for an answer.
After that I've got a launch party for a radio station, in a bar. You can imagine how that story is going to end. This does present me with an interesting sartorial problem. How does one dress to fit in to the Dorchester but also a ultra trendy bar in Shoreditch?