Monday, 2 March 2009

supper club

Dinner with friends is always great. Dinner with a friend who runs Adriano Zumbo's new chocolate and dessert cafe is even better.

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Whilst we sat through an entree (cooked by me) of pork & prawn wontons with enoki and shitake mushrooms and oysters with a rice wine, chilli and ginger vinigarette and an amazing main of tagliatelle with osso bucco ragu - what came last is close to heaven.

My dear friend Rachael, whom some of you may know as the smiling face (and iron fist in a velvet glove) running Zumbo's patisserie empire brought home some absolute gems for dessert:

Lychee and Coconut sponge cake

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And some other delicious creations:

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and...the legendary macarons (from the bottom; candied ginger & pineapple, blue cheese, pink grapefruit, orange)

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What a sweet way to end an evening with good friends, food, wine and conversation.