As a food writer, I do strike it lucky once in a while. One of the highlights of this year’s invitations was that from the Finnish Embassy to attend their ‘Fancy Finnish Food’ Dinner held at the home of the Finnish Honorary Consul Philip Palmgren. The aim of the event was to communicate to South Africans what Finnish cuisine and spirits are all about.
My friend Gary Peterson joined me for this exciting event, which was attended by 26 guests seated at one long table. We knew no one else, but I did know of Chef Dion Vengatass, a former Chef at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Continue reading →