With Halloween looming and pumpkins ducking for cover, it may be nice for the humble pumpkin to find a resting place a little less grim than the compost heap! This recipe from our Head Chef Charlene allows you to make good use of the trimmings and scrapings to create a lovely sharing dish that isn’t half as scary as its cousin sitting at the front door welcoming potential tricksters (like the above pumpkin I’ve just carved up in the OGGS kitchen). Read on to discover the recipe and my pumpkin carving process for those seeking inspiration for their own creations…
The spooky season that precedes the Christmas madness is almost upon us, brought in by the October chill and darker evenings, yes, you guessed it – it’s Halloween! – and One Great George Street is getting ready to mark the occasion with some ghoulish goulash and mischief of our own. Chef Wilkie will be adding a few ghastly and gruesome touches to the weekly Café Bar menu and we’re bringing the decorators in for some fiendish and frightening dashes to make the place ‘de rigueur’ for the occasion. Stay tuned for more menu details as we approach the date and the excitement creeps in.
As tradition dictates, Chef Wilkie will once again grace us – or scare us, depending on your point of view – with another one of his pumpkin carved masterpieces which will go on display in the Café Bar. Do come and join us for a spot of lunch or get into the ‘spirit’ of things with an after work drink.
With Halloween once again upon us I’ve brought out my precious pumpkin carving equipment and got the creative juices flowing…..before I show you my final 2013 creation I wanted to take you down memory lane and remind you of my previous incarnations…..
2010 we had the sculls
2011 a Viking theme took place
2012 saw another another large and ugly head!
This year I decided to go with the Hellraiser Harvest of Halloween Horror (I must say he looks like a rather happy Hellraiser)!
Something strange is going on in the Cafe bar tonight….
|Warm welcome to our Cafe bar
Having worked on my pumpkin creation, here is the finished scary piece of art. What do you think?
|My Pumpkin Carving Creation 2012
Now must dash back into the kitchen. It has been a busy day and I have trick or treaters waiting for me at home too!