Saturday, 16 June 2012

Blooms Day Dinner

June 16th, Bloom's Day.  
The day on which the story in James Joyce's novel 'Ulysses' takes place.

A good enough reason for a themed dinner.

Starter: Pumpkin & Gorgonzola Tart; served with a dressed rocket salad.
At one point, Leopold Bloom stops for a Gorgonzola sandwich and a glass of burgundy.  That's the Gorgonzola connection.  I found a potato and Gorgonzola tart recipe which enhanced the Irish connection but, as I want potato in the main course, have opted for pumpkin.

Main: Pork Loin Chops with Colcannon and Guinness Gravy.
Colcannon is like an up-market bubble and squeak: potato, cabbage, bacon medley.

Dessert: Banbury Cakes.
Flaky pastry with a currant and ginger filling.
Again, Leopold eats some, feeds some to the ducks.

Coffee, vanilla fudge & Irish Cream.


  1. Your wonderful menu sounds like a good enough reason to me, especially if you are experiencing the same inclement weather as Sydney.
    Bon Appétit!
    xoxoxo ♡

  2. Another Bloomin' dinner? Is that all you do?

  3. Damn! I missed out on dinner...again!!

    Give me more warning next time, Lee! Pleeeeeezzee!

  4. The Irish have a way with potatoes that is just out of this world - colcannon, champ, Irish stew...hmmm

    Dinner sounds sublime...

  5. What no kidneys?!

    Have you heard the bbc drama?....

  6. Not bloomin' likely! I'm not going to attempt reading it again!

  7. But you have whetted my appetite in other the way of my stomach!

  8. yum, sorry i missed it!


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