when i first heard that Miele were promising diners a five course meal where you would burn more calories than you ate, i thought there was no way it could be true. i imagined the courses to be small bowls of celery served five ways - which couldn't be further from the delicious meal we were treated to by Craft Guild national chef of the year Frederick Forster.
For one night only, Steam, located in London's Covent Garden, opened its doors to a selection of journalists, bloggers and the general public to showcase the power of the steam oven. When we arrived, we were presented with a mug of hot green tea (designed to speed up our metabolism) and led downstairs for a body balance. what a way to build an appetite!
Having been thoroughly put through our paces, we were shown to our seats in the main dining hall which was kitted out in all red and white. we were served five courses demonstrating the versatility of steaming from quail eqq cocotte, to beef fillet with beansprout salad. We even managed a dessert in the form of banana cake with confit pineapple and creme chantilly. The food was delicious and I was really impressed with the wide range of food you can prepare in a steam oven - who knew you could prepare a fillet steam with steamed water!
The night was filled with other little quirks such as vibrating seat cushions to help burn extra calories, as well as sessions of ping pong and boxing. overall it was a brilliant night - i can't see me investing in a steam oven but i can safely say Steam was a great success!