02 April 2006

Exam results and prematch nerves

Chefette is just back from a lovely weekend in Paris. Some top notch food, as per usual. Breakfast on Saturday included a meltingly luscious pain au raisin from the delightful artisan boulangerie that is a mere 5 minutes walk from the flat. (Yes, you are allowed to be jealous.) Also a delicious Thai buffet brunch at the Blue Elephant on rue de la Roquette, which the husband and I enjoyed earlier today. Highlights were the Thai beef salad with fresh mint, the lobster & celery cooked in coconut milk (a dish with the texture of a velvety, yet chunky, curry) and the banana cake with bits of fresh grated coconut. Mmm.

Anyway, on arriving back to London, I walked through the door to find an envelope with my exam results. Thankfully, the upshot of which was I did better than expected on the practical. Certainly not perfect, but on an encouraging note the principal added a handwritten message which said "your blind-tasting food mark in the exam was one of the highest." A nice confidence booster.

And it comes at a perfect time. Tomorrow morning I report in at 8am for one of two work experience days at Le Caprice, a top kitchen in London. Am Really Nervous!! But looking forward to it as well, learning a bit about how a class joint is run.

3 comments:

RG said...

Congratulations on the exam results and experience with a class joint. Reminds me of my college years :)

Annalisa said...

Hey, well done on the exams, scoring highly in the taste stakes is the way to go in my book. Ready to hear about your exploits at various famous kitchens around London. Happy Easter. XXX

Mem Herself said...

Thanks guys. Hope the Easter Bunny delivers you some nice chocolate eggs.