We decided to have our Decision Bowl Dinner early this week as Creighton returns to England in three days (insert Mother pouting here).
The beauty of this game is that cooking experience is W A A A Y less important than the willingness to give it a go. Richard has this spirit (and creativity) in spades.
He began his planning and preparations early in the day (music to my left-brained soul). He also made his main sauces and dishes from scratch. Impressive!
His feast consisted of Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Skewers, Roasted Garlic-Lemon Potatoes, Lemon Rice Pilaf, Horiatiki (aka Greek Salad) and Tzatziki with Pita. All was prepared calmly and confidently and was seriously delicious!
What’s that you ask? Didn’t Richard pull “Chinese Cuisine” out of the Decision Bowl? , Well, yes, but….here’s where his creativity comes into play. Having lived in China for fourteen years, he was able to channel a favourite Beijing restaurant, 雅典娜希腊餐厅 (Athena’s), and copy his memory of one of his favourite meals served there.
What hungry people would argue with that? Certainly not these two!
You have to admit that the table setting and beverages were highly appropriate.
As was the Xīguā with Bīngqílín for dessert. Yum!
With Creighton’s Wednesday departure, this version of Decision Bowl Dinners sadly comes to an end. Please continue to watch this space. This game just may reappear in a brand new form.
Oh, and if you’re visiting our home, please feel free to ask for a repeat of this meal. Richard just may oblige!