Not everything about the Trick or Treat dinner worked. The Summer Pudding definitely didn’t. I think the issue was somewhat cultural. None of the guests had eaten a summer pudding. (Read Posh and Becks discussion of puddings if you have no idea what I am talking about.)
The other issue was texture. It thought it would be like panzanella. I used day old roasted garlic bread, filled it with tomatoes, basil and olive oil, and then covered it with tomato paste vinaigrette (to give it that red look.) The tomatoes were homegrown and yum, but the bread was, well, nasty. Alas, you can’t get it all right.