Last night at the Radisson Blu Hotel, chef Andrew Rudd entertained over two hundred guests with mouth-watering recipes and a demonstration that would encourage and motivate even the most reluctant cook. Thai Fishcakes, Chicken Satay, Medallions of Lamb with Mint and Coriander Salsa and Fragrant Thai Chicken Curry were created with ease. Desserts included Mascarpone and Ricotta Cheesecake and Meringue Roulade. While he cooked, Andrew regailed the audience with stories about his grandmother and tips on where to buy the best (and cheapest!) utensils and the highest quality produce. Thanks Andrew for a superb evening and for giving your time so generously. We wish you every success in the future.
There were 25 spot prizes, all supplied by kind sponsors, and goodie bags for ‘everyone in the audience’! Under the guidance of General Manager Neil Lane and the event co-ordinators Liga and Rebecca we couldn’t have asked for more. The Radisson Blu is a fabulous venue and we couldn’t have run the event without the expertise and support from the team there.
The Loreto Rathfarnham Parents Association are a superb group. They had worked out every detail and were on hand to ensure that everything went according to plan. To those who sold tickets, packed goodie bags and spent the evening working, thank you! Thanks also to Sr Maria, Principal for her willingness to take the project on board and to Eugene Gargan who did MC on the night, you did a great job!
To Clare and Pat, Sam’s grandmothers, thanks for being there and helping us out. To Karen, Andrew’s assistant, you took on a tough job and did us proud and to Sue who worked away hours before the event to ensure that everything was ‘just so’. To Jennie who gave up Wednesday evening to help with the goodie bags and to all of those people who worked quietly away in the background, we appreciate it. Thanks also to Ray and the gang at Menupages for their support. And finally to Sandra, who works tirelessly for Sam while being a busy mum and business women, we couldn’t do this without you.
And to each and every one of you that bought tickets and made the night fun, thanks!!!