Sunday, February 7, 2010

Food, food and more food...


On Friday night, the Italian Club in Mt Gambier help a Pizza & Pasta night and we were all invited. They had a very big crowd.
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On Saturday night, we gave Chiara a typical Australian dinner - roast lamb, potatoes, carrots, pumpkin and peas with gravy.
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Chiara, Brianna, Samantha & Beatrice
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On Sunday, we joined the Macera family and visited the Coonawarra wine district. Ric rode his motorcycle there and he gave Chiara and the girls a quick ride down the road. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Upstairs at Hollick.
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Salmon & Leek tart with fresh herbs
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Aged Teys Brothers black Angus scotch fillet, dauphinous potato, pepperonata, green beans with cabernet jus
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Rare roasted Naracoorte venison topside, daupine potato, local beetroot & horseradish cream, green peppercorn jus
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Stuffed chicken fillet, carrot mash, coriander cream and cream beans
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Pan roasted duck breast, black olive polenta, spiced cherries, mushrooms and Arabica sauce
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Grilled Watson's lamb backstrap, white bean puree, shiraz jus; warm salad of confit lamb shoulder, cherry tomatoes, basil and white anchovies (mine!)
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Pasta with prawns and chorizo (didn't write down the description for this one, sorry)
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Now onto the desserts.....
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White chocolate panna cotta, anise jelly, chocolate crumble and cherry icecream
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Bitter dark chocolate tart, chocolate sorbet, caramel sauce, salted peanut brittle & pure cream
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...and finally, steamed lemon pudding, passionfruit and nectar syrup, passionfruit semi freddo and pure cream
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We went home feeling very full. It was a warm night so we sat outside and had pizzas cooked on the pizza stone in the barbecue for a late dinner.
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Chiara got to see our cat, Bonnie, play with a mouse before eating it and because the night was so warm there were lots of bugs swarming about. She had bugs in her hair and trying to got down her t-shirt.
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Tonight (Tuesday) we have a farewell dinner for the Italian students at TWC then we farewell them tomorrow as they head for Melbourne for 2 days before they fly back home to Torino.
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Cheers - Joolz

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like your visitor has had a lovely time and all them lovely meals.....I have now drooled into my keyboard and I have still got at least an hour till lunch,lol.

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  2. Well, being a chicken lover, that chicken dish made my mouth water. Being a dessert lover they all made me hungry...now I've got to go eat something because you made me hungry, Joolz!

    blessings and hugs,

    marcy

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  3. JOOLZ! I am always amazed at the food you present on your posts! I am full just looking at these delicious plates of food! Of course these are what everyone ordered right? The presentation is so beautiful I am not sure if I would eat it or frame it! LOL.

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  4. Yummmm!!! All those foodie shots have made me wish for my dinner! Think I'll mosey on downstairs and see what I can find! That lamb, potatoes and peas looked really good!

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  5. Mmmmm...Everything looks and sounds so good, but tell me... don't you feel silly taking pictures of your plates, with everyone watching? LOL!
    I do it all the time, and it drives my partner nuts, but I just tell 'em it's for my blog. I even got a free dessert and glass of wine once, since they probably thought I was rating their restaurant or something!

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