During the tournament, the bank I work for have been running various competitions for tickets to matches, merchandise etc. In the final week, the Risk department held a competition to host a morning tea. “Morning tea” is a
tradition and usually consists of sausage rolls, served with the inevitable
tomato sauce (never ketchup!) Each
team within the department were allocated a pair of countries around whose
cuisine their offering was to be themed. We were allotted New Zealand Scotland and , so prepared a table for each
cuisine included a haggis, Irn Bru, shortbread, and a microwaved Mars bar
(as we had no deep fat fryer to prepare the Mars bar in the traditional
Scottish way). Scotland
table had pasta, pizza, biscotti (made by me) and cupcakes decorated with Italian flags. Italy
It all came together remarkably well, and at the end we were judged the winners of the competition, and were rewarded with the respect and admiration of our peers.
After the judging, we scoffed the lot in pretty short order.