Posts from 2009


Read More Comparative Champagne Tasting, 1 September 2009

Posted on Thu, 03/09/2009

Have just had a meeting with Andrea from Moca, our website designers, and Rachel from Digital Dove, who is currently working with us on our logo and branding - and have realised that theres a whole language out there that...>>>

Read More Licorice Macarons

Posted on Sat, 05/09/2009

 It should be no surprise by now for me to state that I'm obsessed with macarons - our attempts to duplicate the Parisian delicacies have taken months of effort, but the guys in the kitchen are now making them quite...>>>

Read More Current state of American dining

Posted on Fri, 18/09/2009

It has been a funny kind of week, and I haven't been much inclined to do very much of anything really, possibly becos I'm preoccupied with 'other' stuff. Announced to all and sundry last nite that we were going to sell up...>>>

Read More Cooperage

Posted on Sun, 20/09/2009

Have just been over to the restaurant to help Rhonda and Grace cope with the initial onslaught of customers. Its Sunday nite and normally not a nite I front at the restaurant, but tonite, perversely, we are busier than we...>>>

Read More Masterchef

Posted on Tue, 22/09/2009

I have just been approached by the producer of the Masterchef series which is soon to start filming in NZ to put the word out there to any amateur chefs who might be interested in being part of the process to contact them. Apparently...>>>

Read More Goat Cheese

Posted on Wed, 23/09/2009

This exquisite goats cheese arrived today from Te Aroha - and I can vouch for the fact it is beautiful- Rick and I had the walnut one for lunch with a roasted beetroot and asparagus salad, and orange dressing, and we've been...>>>

Read More Simon Gault on Molecular Gastronomy

Posted on Thu, 24/09/2009

An interesting article written by Simon Gault on the subject of molecular gastronomy. He is probably New Zealands most experienced exponent of this approach to cooking, and I thought what he had to say, stripped away some...>>>

Read More Peanut Butter

Posted on Fri, 25/09/2009

There was a text on our phone this morning from our youngest daughter, who heads home over the Kaimais every Friday afternoon to stay for the weekend. asking if by chance there would be a sultana cake baked some time today. Being...>>>

Read More The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth - Roy Andries de Groot

Posted on Sun, 27/09/2009

I am not quite sure how I got to read about this book, but one of the food writers that I refer too would have recommended it, and as a result motivated me to buy it thru Amazon. The only problem with buying books that way,...>>>

Read More Te Whare Ra Winemaker Dinner -29 September 2009

Posted on Wed, 30/09/2009

I was going to head over to the Mount this afternoon to clear my head after what has been a reasonably full on couple of days, but the weather is squally and unpredictable, so I've opted for a mooch down below with the dogs,...>>>

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