By Leluu www.leluu.com
I will be doing a small series of supper clubs with guests chefs as I also love eating and cooking food other than Vietnamese. This gives me a chance to learn from my friends, peers and heroes. I am excited to combine ideas and influences to create fun, witty and very delicious dishes.
The first - Leluu & Blyde
Douglas Blyde (freelance restaurant writer) in April 2010 when I invited him to attend a Fernandez & Leluu event with Paris underground restaurateur, Jim Haynes. Douglas wore blue or green and perhaps a waistcoat. Might there have been tweed? I am not sure if I can remember talking to him that much. But he seemed eloquent, English and ‘proper’. He was very impressed by my sparkling mini skirt - from the Leluu Disco Collection - as was Mr. Haynes who got me to sit on his lap! Neither was impressed by the baked goods on offer, but Leluu's fresh summer rolls left an impression in their minds.
I was to not see Douglas again until this summer. We discussed our love of food over beautiful maraschino and juniper scented Aviations, supple, deftly spiced steak tartare, lustrous oysters on the half-shell with green vinaigrette, freshly boiled crab with wasabi mayonnaise, pink rack of salt marsh lamb with chicken jus and truffle, and a pour of rosé Champagne.
I think it would be great fun to share Douglas' enthusiasm for cooking - he is brilliant and inventive - at my supper club. A creatively delicious British menu, eg. minted pea and Manzanilla soup, Konik’s Tail Bloody Mary lolly with soy, tile of flighted animals, and roast figs with violet sugar.
Leluu & Blyde occurs Fri 18th & Sat 19th November 2011
To attend, please email uyen.luu[at]gmail.com