|Photo | Wholefoods organic market|
My shopping expedition was quickly followed by an interview with Cheryl Carlesimo at The Huffington Post and then I headed straight to the kitchen at 'Double Crown' to begin our preparation for 'Flavors of New Zealand.'
There was a little stocktaking and reviewing all our ingredients and then time to create my marinade to moisture, tenderise and boost the flavor of the meat selected for the 'Flavors of New Zealand' signature menu. I was ahead of schedule and managed to squeeze in finishing a sorbet before wrapping up by 6 o clock.
Post-prep, I had a cheeky beer at 'Madame Geneva' with tasty snacks like squid and bonemarrow nibbles, then regrouped at 'Public' for a chat with Executive Chef Brad Farmerie (and victor on Iron Chef of America) who produced a 'stand out' menu of oxtail and snail ravioli, cervena venison, smoked eel with beetroot and quails egg completed with dashi custard with lobster.
All matched perfectly by a superb selection from the New World and Old World regions like Greece, Lebanon, Hungary and Alsace! Thanks guys a truly awesome evening.