Saturday, August 26, 2006

wine appreciation

The Incoherent Blogger:

A Thai feast supreme
Taste explosion, good friends, wine
How I ache today!

Thai Classic - Nicholson St, North Carlton
A gathering of good friends to celebrate being alive for another year - all my favourite foods, from the best local Thai restaurant

(photos token - too much frivolity to focus)

The menu

Starters
Lemon prawns “Thai style” – raw, marinated in chilli, lemon, garlic, fish sauce – a challenge for even the hardiest chilli eater, but worth the pain



(we'd almost finished them, but Anne Marie thoughtfully arranged the last one)

Fish cakes




Spring rolls – vegetarian and prawn

Mains
Paw paw salads
Beancurd and ginger stiry fry
Whole snapper – deep fried with curry (2 versions)
Whole Trout – steamed with spices
Seafood curry ‘custard’
Stir fried greens
Bean shoots and tofu
Seafood stir fry
Pad Thai – vegetarian and prawn
Thai style prawns (with a lot of fire!)
Red curry duck with lychees

There was more…only by that point in the evening my experience was of great flavours, laughter and…Tasmanian champagne, Pinot Grigio from the Mornington Peninsula, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (rather a number of different bottles)

The chef presented us with a couple of very pretty fruit platters




(No the melon ball didn't come like this, someone thoughtfully replaced on the plate when I grabbed my camera!)

Followed by a change of venue – frangelico with fresh limes (from the garden) and ice, orange peel in dark chocolate, dried fruit, Turkish delight, paneforte…and who knows what else. Some singing to that Martha Wainwright classic (you know the one), some tarnishing of ones own reputation and much appreciation of the new chairs.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ange said...

Sounds like a great celebration, another local place for me to try out - sounds good

9:25 am  
Blogger Brownie said...

A bit late of me but Congratulations On Achieving Another Year.
I just discovered this morning the blog of Mel and from her photo she should overtake DonnaHay easily and become an Aussie Nigella Lusciouson.
How dreadful that Significant Eater moves his precious espresso machine in right as you forsake coffee for the detox.
A friend just gave me a birthday gift mug which says "Drink coffee. Do stupid things faster with more energy".
Another friend detoxed before her wedding and it made her look fantastic, BUT the night before it, she spent $12 on chocolate which she gutzed down like a junkie.
Good Luck.

11:35 am  

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