Our Degustation +

Last weekend a group of friends got together and had our own little degustation. There were 8 of us (4 couples), with each couple preparing 2 courses each with a matching wine. So, throughout the night we had 8 courses, by the end of the night I can definitely say, it is the most full my tummy has ever been! We had such a great night, I thought I would share some of my pics.

Thanks to Emma & Jesse for hosting at their house and the beautiful table spread!

Course 1 (Josh & I) Sesame Seed Crusted Tuna Sashimi

All the girls wore flower headpieces and the boys wore flowers in their shirts.. ahh flowers!

Course 2 (Luke & Sarah) Wild Mushroom Soup with Freshly Baked Crusty Sourdough

Course 3 (Josh & I) Prosiotto Wrapped Figs stuffed with Blue Cheese

Course 4 (Luke & Sarah) Crispy Skinned Atlantic Salmon with Fresh Noodle Salad

Course 5 (Jesse & Emma) Twice Cooked Star Anise Pork Belly

Course 6 (Sam & Heidi) Slow-Cooked BBQ Beef Ribs on a bed of Skordalia with Broccolini

Course 7 (Jesse & Emma) Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Rasberry Coulis and Salted Macadamia toffee

Course 8 (Heidi & Sam) We moved onto the couches for a cheese platter with seasonal fruit and some port x


9 responses

  1. This looks incredible. How did your hosts have so many plates for that many courses?? Was it chaos in the kitchen or did everyone stay organized? Very impressive.

    May 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    • It was actually fine! We all prepared as much as we could before we got there, so it was minimal preparations on the night. However it does last a long time, so prepare for a late night! x

      May 18, 2012 at 11:25 AM

  2. YUUUUUMMMM!!!!!! And beautiful photos Kezzie

    May 17, 2012 at 2:59 PM

  3. PS The food, the people and the Henschke (not necessarily in that order) are making me SUPER homesick

    May 17, 2012 at 4:31 PM

  4. this looks like a fabulous night with great food and great friends! I want very much to start a small group and do exactly this every few months. yum!

    May 17, 2012 at 5:09 PM

  5. emma pesu

    Photo’s just look beautiful kezzie…well done!

    May 17, 2012 at 7:05 PM

  6. Heidi Karhunen

    That all looks so amazing, what a great idea to have a night like that with your friends

    May 17, 2012 at 7:46 PM

  7. Sarah

    Kez, I love the way your pictures can tell the story of our night…that food was so good!

    May 19, 2012 at 7:47 AM

  8. This looks incredible Kez!! Such a great idea xx

    May 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

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