It was a Mexican fiesta for the 2nd international cuisine night. Our friends get together every 6 weeks or so and bring a dish depending on what the country theme is that night. The hostess and host did a fantastic job decorating their patio and even some of the guests dressed up Mexican style!
The sand was white chocolate crumb, the “rocks” were passion fruit & tequila jelly and flourless orange cake, the “tumble weed” garnish was made of caramelised sugar and of course there were some snakes too! It was plated up with a mango coulis. The centrepiece was a cactus (non edible!) and chef had a few prickly moments with that! It’s not often he wears gardening gloves in the kitchen. Inside the top lid of the cactus was a tequila jelly shot. It was a bit different and everyone thought it was really tasty.
It was great fun and we’re already looking forward to IC #3!! (Cuisine of the USA).