Category Archives: Nuts

Christmas Menu 2013

Sour cream and cold crab. Perfect with Pierre Gaillard Saint Joseph 2011. The concept was to have this with fresh figs (and rosemary and honey icecream), but it was the week or two between regional fig seasons.

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Easter Menu 2012

Salad of greens, fresh beetroot, green beans, walnuts, goat cheese Discussions with others following the prep for this dish led me to realise just how time consuming the preparation of a properly exectured salad can be. And how typically underrated … Continue reading

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March Menu 2012

Oyster risotto I was trying to think of a starter that was reasonably filling and could accompany Chablis… Arborio rice (naturally) stirred endlessly while vegetable and shellfish stocks and white wine are continually added and reduced. Then, for the last … Continue reading

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Lamb and more lamb, herbal sorbet

Salad of lamb’s liver, rocket, quince, onion, rocket, crutons, walnuts Lamb’s liver: flash fried. Quince: poached in red wine and cinnamon. Onion: slow fried with Sherry. Crutons: fried with mustard and cider vinegar. Plus rocket, sage leaves, roasted walnuts, and … Continue reading

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Classic chocolate

It’s been five years since this rendition, but the theme remains the same because the classic combination of chocolate, nuts, caramel/fudge just works so well. I hold rich desserts (in moderation) under my belt (pun intended ). A chocolate semifreddo … 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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Combinations

Shola Olunloyo continues to inspire… available ingredients influence… ideas fuse… Pretty good with an (off-dry side of dry) Savennières.

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Heading east

Lamb backstrap is an amazingly tender (and yet flavoursome) cut of lamb in Australia. It’s delicious Morrocan-style: BBQed after marination in olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, coriander leaf/cilantro, cumin, garlic and sweet paprika. Dukka/duqqa is a great compliment. Pretty good … Continue reading

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Three desserts in one

I like the idea of presenting multiple desserts to the diner on one plate, especially for wine matching menus (for which this was designed). This dessert is designed to be eaten “left to right” and combines a few things I’d … Continue reading

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