Sunday 21st December 2014
We can also cook!
We like to do things a little differently at Harris Kalinka, so for this year’s Christmas party we decided to cook our own dinner!
We hired a great restaurant in Riga called Kombucha, split ourselves into 4 teams of 4, and under the expert guidance of the head chef Egils and his sous chefs we cooked 4 courses.
We started off with an appetiser of salmon tartar with a soy glaze, and topped with a quail egg. This was followed by a tiger prawn, lemongrass, mushroom and coconut soup. For the main course we cooked elk (two ways) with a red wine jus and sides of mustard and honey glazed parsnips, a cauliflower puree and pickled red cabbage. However everyone’s favourite was the dessert of French macaroons – they were eaten so quickly we didn’t have time for a photo!
With very little culinary experience we made sure we had the local pizza delivery company on speed dial, just in case! Thankfully every course was a big success and we didn’t go hungry.
Whilst we enjoyed every minute, both the cooking and eating, we won’t be giving up our day jobs, so we will be back to creating visualisations in 2015.