Pepper Dinner

Katie was in town dropping off a friend. I suggested making food; she suggested the theme: PEPPER. It ended up being a fantastic idea.

Appetiser (Katie)

Lemon Coriander Fromage Blanc with Date & Pear

Pepper Appetiser

Pepper: Szechuan Pepper

Katie made the fromage blanc herself at home in advance. She propped pears diagonally in the cheese on a rice crisp, added dates and parsley, and cracked some Szechuan peppercorns on top.

Entrée (Katie)

Buckwheat Crêpe with Mushroom, Poached Egg, & Shallot

Pepper Crepe

Pepper: Orange Bell

A simple but delicious crêpe draped with ricotta and sautéed mushrooms, shallots, and orange pepper. A poached egg, peppercorn sprinkle, and parsley sprig add flair and flavour.

Salad (Jon)

Falafel with Harissa Tahini Smear


Pepper Salad

Pepper: Chillies

Falafel made with kale and pepper flakes served on a romaine leaf with sliced cucumber, accompanied by a smear of tahini lemon harissa paste.

Dessert (Jon)

Poached Pear with Chocolate & Peppered Crème Fraîche

Pepper Dessert

Pepper: Black Peppercorn

Okay, I’ll admit it: I stole this idea from Matt. I did change it around a bit, though. Vanilla-poached pear with milk chocolate spread and cinnamon pepper crème fraîche, polished by maraschino cherries on top.