What a hectic but amazing day!
I have never put my cooking skills on display before so I was a little nervous. I won’t go through all the proceedings as I am sure readers will have almost had enough of my Dilmah adventures.
What I will say is that it was a real honour to serve the chefs and the Director of Dilmah tea, Dilhan Fernando. Their comments on my dish were invaluable and I was really proud that they enjoyed my Tea Tiramisu.
The Dilmah company prides itself in being a truly ethical business. I will be a Dilmah tea drinker for life; because every packet of tea purchased helps the Dilmah family further their mission to assist the lives of thousands of under privileged Sri Lankans. They are also very active is environmental conservation and sustainable living particularly in preserving Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity.
…but back on to matters of tea and food, all the other finalists were absolutely lovely! You may have noticed the gorgeous little bud roses next to the cup. They were given to me by a fellow competitor to help with my plate setting… seriously how nice was that! It would have been wonderful to have been able to photograph everyone dish and share the recipes with you, but alas readers, you may need to wait until Dilmah releases the cookbook.
Oh yes… didn’t I tell you, all the finalists will have their recipe included in a Dilmah’s annual cookbook! I am so excited.
So that was my day.
Oh… and I got a Silver place medal and Peter Kuruvita said that he couldn’t fault the flavours in my dish… Yippee!