28 April 2012

March 2012 - "3"

Drinks (CookEl): "Italia Libre" - white rum, amaro and lemon juice (with the sugar syrup and soda water not counted as part of the 3!).

Special Guest: Simone

Starters (CookV): Lightly Battered, Pan-Fried Hand Caught (by CookV's able husband, Fletch!) Abalone

Mango Salsa, Homemade Mayonnaise, Caramelised onion

Mains (CookA): Seafood Pie

Sides (CookEs): Pickled Beetroot, Roasted Walnuts, Feta

Balsamic Braised French Shallots

Fennel, Orange and Rocket Salad

Dessert (CookB):  Tres Leches "3 Milks" Cake

In March, we worked to the unusual theme of "3". It was open to interpretation, serving up an ingredient 3 ways, 3 components on a plate etc. It was a winner!

*Special Mention much go to CookV's husband, Fletch who, in true hunter-gatherer style caught the abalone for our dish especially! It was sensational!

February 2012 - Chinese New Year Banquet

Special Guest: Danielle West
Drinks (CookV)

Starter(CookB): Yee Sung by CookB

Sides (CookEl): Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Beansprouts

Mains (CookEs): Soy and Garlic and Ginger Braised Belly Pork and Shiitake Mushrooms

Honey King Prawns

Steamed Eggplant Salad 

Stir Fried Gai Lan 

Dessert (CookA): Homemade Fortune Cookies
Glutinous New Year 'Cake" 
Pineapple Pastries
Almond Jelly, Lychees

Good things indeed.