Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dinner dockside...

On Saturday. we attended a fundraiser dinner in Robe, in aid of a young Kingston man who was injured in a football accident back in July and is a quadraplegic as a result.  The accident happened on his 21st birthday.  He is currently doing well in rehabilitation.
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As is the way in the country, football clubs and towns rally and Trent has received enormous support from outlying districts with thousands of dollars raised to aid his rehab costs etc.  His dad is a fisherman in Kingston so the Robe Fisherman's Assoc. put in their two bobs worth and hosted a night where groups of 12 people dined on the back of a cray fishing boat (docked at the Robe Marina), feasting on beautiful fresh crayfish, prawns and oysters.
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Each boats owners were our hosts and we were lucky to have the Denings host ours.
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Sweet chilli crayfish - pick it up and eat it with your fingers! Lordy, it was good!
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We had pre-dinner drinks on the deck with Hors d'oeuvres served.
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Here are the ladies enjoying themselves...
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Fresh Coffin Bay oysters anyone?  Not for me, I like mine Kilpatrick style!
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Sue did all the preparation in the wheel house...
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Here is the chilli crayfish sizzling away ...
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Some pickled octopus?  This was delicious!
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Our lovely hosts - Brodie, Sue and Andrew - we had lots of laughs with them.
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Our dinner - a sumptuous platter of crayfish, prawns, fruit and salad, all washed down with local wines (all donated for the cause)...
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Yum O!
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Dessert - pavlova roll stuffed with locally pilfered mulberries from some poor guys tree (so I was told) ...
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A chocolate mud cake delight - made by the local bakery, their specialty.
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We came ashore about 11.30pm and rolled into the awaiting taxi.  It was a great night!
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Cheers - Joolz

4 comments:

  1. that looks so yummy, especially the pavlova.

    Gill

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  2. What a great idea for a fundraiser for him. The food looks fantastic.

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  3. Looks like it was a great night. That's what I love about living in the country, it's the community spirit and how a town can totally get behind a good cause and raise money while at the same time building a stronger bond between everyone.

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