'Jail/Prison' Themed Dinner Party
Help. I have to host a themed dinner party for a deputy prison governor. I want it to be light hearted but would like the food to show definite subject matter. However I am at a loss where to start, the only things that come to mind are porridge and cakes with files in! Any help much appreciated.
These ideas are somewhat tenuous but how about linking the food to British prisons.
Absinthe Cocktail - Wormwood Scrubs
Garlicky Starter- Parkhurst Isle of Wight
Game main course- Dartmoor
Desert- Warden Pie - This for Bedford prison also pretty apt.
Are you writing down the menu? If so, play on the names but serve nice food - i.e your starter could be 'Stale bread and water' and serve crostini and champagne. 'Gruel' could translate to risotto, or 'mystery meat' could be a fine ragout.
I feel slightly wrong writing all that. I'd say scrap the theme and just have a nice dinner to celebrate a job promotion.
EDIT: just realised it was a dinner for a person in that job, rather than getting that job. Definitely scrap the theme.