Saturday, 21 July 2012

Home Catering - Pintxos

Pintxos by Gerry's Kitchen
As some of you may know, my wife Nicola makes beautiful handmade jewellery. Last night she was hosting one of her very popular jewellery parties for a great bunch of women in Kilmarnock. Nicola had asked if I would mind putting on some finger food that could be served up whilst the ladies deliberated over which sparkly jewellery items they would like to treat themselves to. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to show off a little, so I said Yes!

After a little thought, I decided that I would serve up a selection of pintxos. One of the great things about travelling to Spain and her islands is that you can snack all day & night on an almost endless array of deliciously topped slices of bread. I've prepared some mixed pintxos on a few occasions and they are always well received, last night I was hoping to add a few more fans to Gerry's Kitchen.

On the menu last night I served up a mixed pintxos selection of grilled paprika chicken with roasted peppers, Manchego with jamón Serrano, and a tortilla of sweet potato and spinach.

Paprika Chicken with Roasted Peppers

Manchego with Jamon Serrano

Sweet potato & spinach tortilla
After the girls had spent some time oohing and aahing over the shiny things, It was time for the buffet to be served, and the oohing and aahing continued.

I'm sure that I heard the girls whisper things like 'genius', 'he's amazing', 'OMG', and 'tastiest food ever', although by this time in the evening I was quite drunk! Regardless, the empty plates suggested that they were all impressed by the food that I had prepared. After they had finished snacking, it was back to the matter in hand as they all descended like magpies on the jewellery displays and proceeded to empty their purses.

All in all, it was a successful night for everyone. I got to impress people with my tasty food, LittleGems Jewellery had a successful night, and the party guests left with beautiful pieces of individual jewellery and the memories of a wonderful night.

If you live in and around the Southside of Glasgow and fancy having your own jewellery party, don't hesitate in getting in touch with Nicola through her Facebook page. If you'r lucky, I might tag along too with some tasty morsels!


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