Olympic Cook-Off: Italian vs Middle Eastern

Olympic Cook Off

Last week’s Olympic corporate cook-off saw two teams going for gold! With few confident cooks in the kitchen the challenge was set: two teams cooking Italian vs. Middle Eastern and they certainly had their work cut out in producing a three course meal with petits fours. The team leader got straight into rolling and making pitta breads, setting the bar high for his colleagues.

Pita Breads, Olympic Cook Off

The teams started with a mezze of dips and homemade pitta bread vs. homemade pasta, a warm up before getting stuck into the main course; caponata with lamb vs. lamb chermoula with cous cous. Flying the Italian flag for dessert was homemade gelato with caramel sauce against a Middle Eastern orange and almond cake. Finally, the home straight – walnut biscuits vs. biscotti.

Olympic Cook Off

At the end of an entertaining evening the Middle East was victorious – the hard work paid off and everyone sat down to relax and enjoy all the food made with organic wines.

Olympic Cook Off

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