Category Archives: Canapé/Hors d’œuvre

Spring GM Menu

Amuse for Sparkler Vegemite and cheese just works as a combo, although I think most diners believed the plain gougère were superior. Surf, Turf ‘n’ Garden Barramundi and bacon sandwiched together with transglutaminase (“meat glue”) and baked (slightly over-baked in … Continue reading

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Early Spring Menu

Starter The Tapanappa Pinot Noir 2010 from Parawa, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, had a nice nose of very dark cherry, some dry brown leaves, a touch spice (cinnamon-like). I’d like to see more texture on the palate (which was also … Continue reading

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March 2006 menu

Haggis balls with whisky broth and neep powder It wasn’t Burns Night, of course, but reinterpreting (at least a little) a Scottish classic was fun. The balls were deep fried (of course, this is Scottish fare!), the swede dehydrated and … Continue reading

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Wine matching dinner

The menu for a wine matching dinner with fellow wine geeks (February 2006) comprised: White truffle custard with mushroom ragout Based on the French Laundry’s, but with a mushroom ragout instead of their black truffle ragout. I like it this … Continue reading

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