Monday, January 12, 2009
Pasta - 1st attempt - post-mortem
Loved the prawns with sidekicks of crispy sage and hazelnut salt.
Sourdough with honey and balsamic feta was ok - bread needed a good soaking in oil though.
Anchovy, almond and orange zest 'arrangement' was interesting - in a bad way...
Nice way to kick off the night - a plate full of prawns would have broadened smiles around the table.
Home-made spaghetti. The taste is almost fruity rather than simply a plate of carbs. The walnut, tomato and roasted pepper sauce was luckily subtle and the buffalo mozzerella with basil lifted the whole dish.
Pomegranate, zucchini ribbon and parmesan was an experiement that worked. Sweet, creamy and sharp.
Almost a shame to put anything on the pasta - some extra virgin, garlic, salt and pepper. Love match.
A sharp, almost too sharp, lime curd - overdid the lime juice a little I think... And if you can't decide between sour cream, yogurt, mascaporne or cream - give quark a try. Whipped with vanilla bean and topped with lime zest.
The food was good, the people were better.
On the night I fell in love with my Marcato pasta machine.