Is serving Roquefort flavored ice cream a faux pas or chi chi?
That’s just one of questions we have after reading that, at this year’s Goldman Sachs and Financial TimesBusiness Book of the Year awards dinner, guests complained about the unpalatable dessert: Roquefort-flavored ice cream, which is made from sheep milk blue cheese. The strong and “stinky” blue cheese mixes sweet, smoky and milder flavours.
“I’m not sure about this,” Johnathan Taylor from HM Treasury is quoted as saying in the City AM with a grimace.
Well. First we should explain for those who don’t know how a dinner party works. There is typically a cheese course and it usually comes after the main course and before dessert.
We don’t know the order in which the the FT/Goldman dinner served its dinner food, but it’s probably safe to say they stuck to the customary dinner party order. So the dinner guests should have anticipated a cheese course.
Second, this sounds like a fantastically upper crust dinner party. Everyone’s whispering about the trendy flavored ice cream, talking about the different kinds of blue cheese, and one of the latest gastronomical trends: savory ice cream. There’s Cheddar, Olive oil, Bacon, Avocado, Lobster, the list goes on.
We think the ice cream sounds interesting and definitely want to try it. More dinner parties should be like this one, and aim to give dinner guests something fun and new to talk about that isn’t politics or the latest financial crisis.
And if it really is as bad as some suggest, maybe it will make an awesome eating contest for the Goldman bankers to partake in.