However, it was a wonderful and fantastic food happening and happy tastings week. We started off with the Kate Connor and Alfie Spina series of Cooking Classes (more about them in the soon to be released blogs and photo gallery). Negotiated some other workshops and cooking classes. Finalised some detail for the Party Cupcake workshops and bookings progressing well – especially for the kids classes. This excites me, to think lots of kids are into food and cooking. I even did some recipe experimentation and adapted some recipes with a PCH twist!
All this activity inspired me to think about how I describe things. Those who know me well know I love to use lots of words and adjectives, so this was an interesting challenge I set for myself.
I developed the DC/PCH Happy Tastings scoring scale to help express my thoughts.....
My scale for an all-round experience is hopefully self-explanatory. I think I will be able to apply to various aspects of "FOODIE" and "EATIE" experiences. I am still trying to decide what icon will represent my score? Maybe you can offer some suggestions (it can’t be chef’s hats or spoons for example!! trademark, copyright, intellectual property etc., etc.!)
5. MEGA Brilliant - really love beyond words
4. Brilliant - Love lots
3. Great/good – not the best, not the worst - would return though
2. Just OK - Bit disappointed
1. Yuck (sorry) - did not like it at all!!
My rating takes in food/menu, wine list, ambience, the way we are treated at the door/ on the phone/by staff, table setting and position, food engagement activity, interaction and reaction for others and all round overview. I will use my scale to rate restaurants & cafes, cooking classes, food shopping and any foodie and eatie experience.
OF COURSE I am no expert and I am not a qualified critic - my views are personal and subjective and based on no expertise or nothing scientific, except what I like!!!