UNLOCKING THE GEFFRYE
On Friday afternoon friends and neighbours joined us for a delicious and interesting haggis lunch in support of the ongoing redevelopment of the Geffrye Museum of the Home, coming spring 2020. Unlocking the Geffrye will look at the meaning of home as a concept both universal and deeply personal. Over a whisky mac and smoked salmon canapés, Sonia and Lucy of the Geffrye talked guests through the opening of the museum’s 300-year-old Grade 1 listed almshouse buildings and period gardens, historic period room settings and the new spaces that will be launched. All very exciting!
Friday being the 25th we just couldn’t resist the Burns night theme and having finished the aperitif, everyone headed down to the kitchen for an adaptation on the classic Scottish meal. Plates were set with a serving of Lucinda’s homemade haggis and some heavenly creamed neeps (with a touch of celeriac) to which our guests then added Ali’s braised red cabbage and tricolour carrots and some traditional haggis – if they were brave enough!
For the finale, guests tucked into a creamy dairy free dark chocolate mousse (made with avocado!) served atop a generous piece of zesty orange shortbread. Conveniently enough leftovers remained for the HOWE gang to tuck in to these over a cup of tea.