Jane, of the Maple Syrup Mob, invited us to her Virtual Birthday Party last weekend. We were required to take a guest and then tell of how our evening went. This guy was going to transport us to Canada, and Jane had a glorious outfit to wear
I’d sorted out a guest and a dress too…
…then at the last minute, Jamie rang and said he really needed to spend the weekend with Jools and the kids. Well, I had to agree with him, family responsibilities are important, and he does neglect the, rather. I asked my other half, but Bob was very apologetic, but it was way too late for him to find an alternative preacher for the Sunday services, so he couldn’t accompany me either. What’s a girl to do? I decided that if Dr Who was able to fetch me anyone from anywhere at anytime, I would choose this guy
Alexis Soyer was the original celebrity chef. I have raved about him before [here]
Always up for an outing, and for free publicity, Alexis hopped into the Tardis without a moment’s hesitation.
He produced a fabulous buffet for Jane with a minimal supply of ingredients [but was quite suspicious of Maple Syrup, and didn’t like the taste of Caribou at all] He hadn’t encountered vegans before, but coped admirably.
All evening he entertained us with anecdotes of his exploits in the Crimea, and in Ireland after the Potato Famine, and told tales of the famous folk who fetched up at the Reform Club to sample his dinners. He was witty and amusing – and able to converse fluently with both English and French speaking guests.
I had hoped for a brief tutorial on ‘making better meringues’ but he was too busy flirting with the younger girls. I went to find other guests to chat to. At the end of the evening, he solemnly gave Jane his trademark beret as a birthday gift – and she bestowed on him one of her Canadian toques.
Great party Jane – thanks for the invitation.
Who will be hosting the next Significant Age Party?