05 November 2013

A Bloggers Dinner with Chobani


 Last Tuesday night I was invited along to a dinner In the Langley Room at the Corinthian Glasgow along with a bunch of tother lovely bloggers to learn and trial out Chobani. If you haven't seen it in the supermarkets yet it has made its way across from America where its founder first made the yogurt and it is the number one yogurt in America! Basically Chobani is a greek yogurt, it is strained to make it super thick and creamy.
We were greeted by Amy and Christine on arrival to the Corinthian and handed a wonderful fruity cocktail that was made with Chobani yogurt. It was kind of like an alcoholic smoothie but it smelt and tasted amazing! We had a good old natter with Amy and Christine and had a chance to catch up with some other bloggers.
We then all sat down and had a chance to look at the menu for which there was two options for each course, and each dish had Chobani yogurt used to make it in some way. Before dinner started Amy and Christine told us the story of Chobai and how the founder and CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, had moved to America and not long after decided to make his own yogurt, he didn't have a marketing budget and so relied on bloggers and social media users who were true fans of Chobani. They told us that Chobani actually means shepard, someone who gives and does not expect to gain in return and that they give 10% of the profits to charity. I thought that this was really nice to hear!

So onto the food, to start with I had Smoked Salmon with Beetroot and  Chobani Horseradish relish, I decided to try this as I am not a big risotto fan and I am glad I did the salmon was really good and even though I was a bit apprehensive about the relish it was actually very nice and I loved the little added touch of pistachios! I can confirm that the risotto was also lovely as I got to try a little of Scott's!

 For the Main I had Rack of Lamb with Chobani Dauphinoise potatoes, baby vegetables and Chobani mint sauce, this again was so nice I'm not usually a big lamb eater but I thought I would give it a go and it was so nice especially with the mint sauce. I particularly enjoyed the Dauphinoise potatoes made with chobani!

 For dessert I chose the Chobani Caramel Creme Brulee with Shortbread, I know as soon as I seen the menu I wanted this for dessert before I had even chose anything else! It was so yummy especially with the shortbread!
 It was so surprising how easy and tasty it was to use the Chobani yogurt in all of these dishes, and you honestly couldn't tell that it was either!
We each got a lovely little goody bag to take away which included a pot of Chobani, a chefs apron and some recipe cards for using chobani. I tried the Chobani yogurt I got, blueberry, the next morning and it was honestly so yummy, thick and creamy, I can't wait to try some more flavours and make some of the recipes, the black cherry brownies being one and the Strawberry fridge cake from the website

You can buy Chobani in Tesco and Morrisons and also have a peek at the website for some recipes! 





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5 comments

  1. This looks so luxurious :P the food looks so good! <3

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  2. I totally thought that chobani only made frozen yogurt -_-

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  3. Mmmm just looking at the photos are making us salivate again.
    Incredibly happy that enjoyed your night with us! The creme Brulee was definitely one of the highlights of the night for us, could eat those over and over again, thank goodness it was made lighter using the yoghurt - that's just a great excuse to eat another one!

    See you soon!

    Chobani

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