on the polenta cake (any budgies reading this should look away now):
You have to give Swiss Tony the credit for coming up with that one; for that, and for having second helpings.
The Menu in Full
Porcini risotto (by grey_man) 10/10
Beef stew with pickled walnuts and black pudding, reduced to within an inch of its life, and accompanied by roast potatoes and honey-glazed carrots with their stalk-ends still showing (also by grey_man) 10/10