Monday, June 26, 2006

Blog birthday party in London

I am back from my trip to Greece, where I had wonderful time with my friends, met some lovely new people, ate delicious food and perfected my tan. Once I sort out my pictures, I'll tell you where do you can enjoy a frappe with the best view, how does the real Santorini fava compare with my version, how does Santorini salad differ from the ubiquous Greek salad, what is tsipouro, what is the most popular fast food in Volos, and so on.

But first things first - before I flew to Greece, I attended Johanna's and Jeanne's blog birthday party chez Johanna in London. It was a great party - the weather was warm and sunny, there were lots of lovely people (some I knew - Johanna, Jeanne, Andrew and Christina, some I met for the first time - Xochitl, Amy, Anna, Shana, June). And of course, there was great finger food, loads of pink cava (Codorníu Pinot Noir rosé cava) and lots of fun with the chocolate fountain:

If you want to read more about the party, then here are links to:

Johanna's post about the party, including the list (and recipes!) of all the fab nibbles on offer. Everything was mouthwaterlingly delicious, with salmon & cream cheese roly-polies, mini-potatoes with wasabi crème fraîche and caviar and croustades with creamed mushrooms and crispy pancetta being my favourites. Oh, and chives. Khmm.

Jeanne's post and recipe for her great - if macho - boerewors, peppadew & haloumi skewers

Andrew's (SpittoonExtra) reflections on the party, post at Slashfood and photos at Flickr of various dishes.

Shana's (Owlfish) post about the party

Xochitl's (Xochitl Cooks) post and a close-up of the chocolate fountain

Thanks for a great party, Johanna & Jeanne!
P xxx


Anonymous said...

Hello Pille, it is a pity that we could not make it. But as it sounds, you will be in Greece many more times in the future and we will be trying to meet again... maybe in another, and more comfortable schedule. Greetings!

Jeanne said...

Hi Pille

Good to have you back - and glad you liked my macho skewers! ;-) The party was great fun - just a pity you are missing our Henley picnic on Saturday...
Looking forward to reading all about Greece!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday!! Can't wait to see your pictures!

Kalyn Denny said...

Very jealous of all your traveling adventures! I was interested to hear you had a Greek salad on Santorini with lettuce; I didn't ever see that, but I didn't get to go to the islands at all. Now I am trying to remember if the feta was in a block on the salads I had. I can't remember one way or the other. Guess I must go back to Greece to see for myself!

kishko said...

welcome back! and happy recovery from greece! :-)

Pille said...

Tülin - believe me, I'm sad about the no-meeting, too:( I need to come again and NOT try to squeeze too many activities and trips into a week.

Jeanne - thanks for organising the party and I'm sorry to miss Henley!

Pamela - I'll be posting more pictures next week - please come back to check them!

Kalyn - don't be jealous - travelling can be very exhausting:) Though rewarding:) And I'm sure you would enjoy a fact-finding mission to Greece!

Kishko - thanks:) I think I've almost recovered now - but will be on the road again on Friday!