I am very familiar with the range of products that Canderel do, as I have been eating their chocolates since they came on to the market. So, when I received an invitation to attend the Canderel food bloggers event for a cook off at my friend Jenny Morris’ The Giggling Gourmet® Cooks Playground™ I knew that this was something I wanted to attend.
I sent a reply asking if the invitation would be extended to Dave as it was an evening function and the response was ‘yes’. I thought that they would just let him hang about, taking photos, but instead they made him cook with all the bloggers. This was really great for him as he was a part of the evening.
The venue is in the Cape Quarter in the city, and so Dave and I left quite early from Strand to ensure we would be there on time. We were fortunate to not encounter too much traffic on the road and we were very early. Dave and I walked around the shopping centre, had a snack and an espresso before we made our way to the Cooks Playground. We were greeted warmly at the door, handed our name badges and made our way to the tables where we were given a glass of wine.
We mingled, chatted and relaxed before we started cooking. Our menu of tomato tart tatin, fresh tuna and a gremolata were made by us.
I must say that I think Dave had the best looking tatin around.
As Dave does all the fish cooking in our house, I let him sear the steaks and we were ready to eat within a few minutes of the fish hitting the pan.
We all went to sit down at a long table, and tucked in to our lovely food. Dave and I are not big eaters, and so we shared our meal with the lovely ladies that were there from livewired and Canderel. Dessert was scrumptious, a lovely fruit soup with fresh coconut.
I had such a great evening. I met some lovely bloggers in real life that I had only ever met via my blog, emails and their blogs. I caught up with some old blogger friends that I had not seen in a while and I made a new friend! We were given ‘goodie’ bags of chocolate and Canderel Yellow – the new sucralose product, which I have already used to make muffins.
I am so looking forward to more experimentation, and sharing with the Canderel Yellow.
Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event. I was not asked to write a blog post about the event. This post is in line with my blogging policy.