Category Archives: Fruit

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/Autumn Menu

Autumn. There’s a chill in the air. One might imagine animals brought into the barnyard, the hot breath of Robins (Erithacus rubecula) in the crisp morning, hedgerow fruits, composting oak and birch leaves, undergrowth, game, red Burgundy… But Easter is … Continue reading

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Australia Day Menu

Australia Day means lamb, not so much because Sam Kekovich tells (Anglo?) Aussies it does. More because, of all the readily available meats available in Australia, lamb is possibly the best. But before the lamb, a seafood starter. Every time … Continue reading

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Christmas Menu 2012

White truffle custard, mushroom ragu From the first time I made Thomas Keller’s white truffle custards I served them with a mushroom “ragu” rather than Keller’s black truffle “ragu” of veal stock base. I feel mushroom and truffle is a … Continue reading

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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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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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An Italian Philosophy

I have realised of late how much my recent approach has been influenced by Italian aesthetics. When short of time for haute cuisine prep, and yet aiming for multi-course menus, and having access to some high quality ingredients, it just … Continue reading

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Christmas dinner

Lobster, shredded beetroot, beetroot essence, young leeks The (unfortunately pre-cooked) lobster was warmed in beurre monté. Beetroot essence comprised beetroot juice, buerre monté, red wine vinegar, lemon juice. Blanched young/baby leeks. Fried shredded leeks (not shown) add a flavourful garnish. … Continue reading

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HOF menu, 16 November 2007

Clam and mussel soup, curry drizzle Pleasant with the Riesling but, because of the cream, I would have preferred something other than a dry Riesling with this (Spatlese would be nice). Nevertheless, others feel (as here) that a dry Riesling … Continue reading

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Strawberry and vanilla knickerbocker glory

It is an underrated (British) classic, but I don’t like jelly in it myself. The syrup here consists of strawberry juice, sugar and Framboise liquer that’s been reduced down to high viscosity. The Framboise really adds a fantastic dimension. This … Continue reading

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