My time in Ireland, learning about food from the land (getting 'Primal'!!), all about cheese and other bits I've picked up along the way...
Saturday, 21 April 2012
I am a Trolley Dolly
Could I get any cuter? No? Hhmmm, so it's not the most flattering uniform but I have indeed been working in the Ballymaloe restaurant as a Trolley Dolly. My job entails serving delicious desserts and a lovely selection of cheeses to clients eating in-house, as well as the usual cleaning and dishes etc. It's easy and enjoyable and I've met some great co-workers, everyone seems to get along.
To give you an idea of some of the desserts we serve, I've included a few pictures.
The first is a 'Delice au Cassis', which translates to Blueberry Delicious! It's a tangy berry mouse dessert with berry jelly. The second is a classic Bakewell Tart. Treats like are made all day in the Sweets Kitchen at Ballymaloe and left out to be loaded onto a dessert trolley, which I would then take out to certain tables ready for them. This is after the cheese course of course. Most people chose only one or two things, there are always a selection of about 5 different desserts, all using local ingredients (where possible) and during this season rhubarb has featured in many of them.
My next blog will be about my 3 days in the Sweets Kitchen with the master of sweets JR... stay tuned.