CAMPAIGN DIARY: Campaign cooks get whipped up for saucy night and romp home

Forget Daphne’s or the Ivy for that special Valentine’s night out. Cancel all bookings at the Fifth Floor and Signor Zilli’s. What you need is Justin Marshall and the gorgeous, pouting Anne-Marie Crawford.

Forget Daphne’s or the Ivy for that special Valentine’s night out.

Cancel all bookings at the Fifth Floor and Signor Zilli’s. What you need

is Justin Marshall and the gorgeous, pouting Anne-Marie Crawford.



Who they? Well, my galloping gourmet friend, they are Campaign’s very

own culinary experts, who last week trounced two top teams from MediaCom

and Media Solutions in an agency Masterchef head-to-head organised by

the BBC Good Food magazine.



Justin, our art editor, and his lovely assistant, media reporter

Anne-Marie, whipped up a gloriously tantalising menu that left the

opposition drooling into their packet food and fumbling with their can

openers.



It began with a warm salad of duck and wild mushrooms, lightly tossed in

a piquant tarragon dressing, followed by rolled fillets of lemon sole

with a salmon mousseline and prawn sauce. It was rounded off by grilled

autumn fruits in a cider sabayon sauce (what, you mean you don’t know

what a sabayon sauce is?).



The celebrity chef, Brian Turner, of Turner’s restaurant and Ready

Steady Cook fame, judged our team’s offerings the best, singling out the

fruity dessert as ’the best thing he’d tasted all evening’.



Two other heats will now take place, between CIA and Zenith, then BBJ

Media Services, J. Walter Thompson and the Media Centre. They’ll have to

be good to beat our Justin and Anne-Marie at the final in April,

however, which will be judged by none other than the Masterchef maestro

himself, Loyd Grossman.



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