I wanted to start this blog with a bit of insight behind the scenes. Patrick (one of our fantastic chefs) was given the responsibility of preparing the dinner for the August Ambassadors’.
I managed to catch him briefly whilst he was making the mango jellies and shortbread biscuits for dessert and asked…..
How are you feeling about your Ambassadors’ debut?
“I’m looking forward to taking the lead in the kitchen this evening. This is a great challenge and a great opportunity for me to deliver my own and Dines’ high standards.”
When you started working at Dine did you think you’d be cooking the Ambassadors’ dinner?
“Yes, it was always a goal of mine to be running the dinners, I hope to be in the position one day where I can work in the creation and innovation of the menus.” (The creation of menus is currently the soul responsibility of Dan our founder and our executive head chef Mark.)
What’s the most challenging part of the menu for this evening?
“Definitely the ham hock canapé. Achieving the presentation of a toasted sandwich has been a real challenge.”