Hosting a good dinner party is a fine art. After you compile the guest list, navigate the food allergies and dietary requirements of said guests, decide on an A-grade Jamie Oliver recipe and track down that middle eastern spice you’ve never heard of, it almost doesn’t seem worth the stress.
But not for our dear friend Ryan. He’s got the dinner party thing down to his own fine art and, thankfully, the Sunday night feasting in his restored Fitzroy apartment is becoming a regular thing. This weekend was ‘floral’ themed and with herbs and flowers picked from his edible balcony garden, it seemed the perfect fit. Never one to shy away from experimentation, Ryan’s dinners are the result of the ideas in his head spilling out onto plates. And we are most happy about it!
Sun dried tomato and walnut stuffed eggplant; smoked beetroot and goats cheese salad followed by sugar dusted rose petals with infused jelly and cream for dessert – it made our tummies smile, without a single Jamie Oliver cookbook in sight!