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Steamboat!

March 31, 2011 · 8 comments

Steamboat
Yeah! Baby Octopus FTW nomnomnom

Had some friends over the other week for a Steamboat. And a few bottle of wine. And plenty of chatter. Always good fun :)

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Prawn Crackers to nibble on to start while we got the coals heating

Steamboat
Burn, baby, burn

Steamboat
Array of seafood, meat, noodles, veges and tofu

Steamboat
Going fishing!

And the wines:

Side gate riesling
2008 Side Gate Riesling

Clonakilla
Clonakilla 2009 Hilltops Shiraz

Rose Hill Durif
The Rose Hill Durif we picked up in Victoria.

Such a social way to have a meal!

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I could write about…

January 30, 2011 · 6 comments

The gluten free meal I had on the plane home from Melbourne last night:

Gluten free plane food

Or the complimentary wine:

free wine

Dinner at The Deanery Friday night:

The Deanery, Melbourne

The Deanery, Melbourne

The 5:15am WAKE UP CALL we all got Saturday morning at The Oaks on Market. All 4 rooms of our group. Something wrong there.

Oaks on Market, Room 1605

Or I could just write a few sentences and post some photos. You all cool with that?

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Red curry

Red curry

Red curry based on the Gwinganna Cookbook Green Curry recipe.

Riesling
Just.like.me.

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Decided, as nothing else was planned, we’d get all grown up and actually go to dinner for New Year’s Eve. We HAVE been out of school for 10 years you know ;) So, to Customs House it was, for 4 courses, a view out the window of the fireworks, and awesome company. Oh and more cheap wine :p

New Years Eve - Customs House Newcastle
With my Bellini on arrival.

New Years Eve - Customs House Newcastle
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Our little getaway before Xmas, 3 days in the Beechworth area. Wine tasting, vanilla slices and enjoying the countryside was to be had :)

Beechworth Bakery
Vanilla Slice from the Beechworth Bakery

I’d bought Rish a gift voucher for two nights at Barnsley House in a package that included:

  • 2 night’s weekend accommodation (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun) in romantic Elizabeth Retreat, with King size spa, open fire, LCD TV
  • Bottle of local wine on arrival
  • Full breakfasts each morning
  • A two course dinner plus glass of wine each at Gigi’s restaurant one evening
  • Antipasto platter from Beechworth Pantry one evening to enjoy in the comfort of Barnsley House
  • 2 x 45 minute relaxation massages at nearby ‘Reflective Soles’

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#roserev

Headed along to the Rosé Revolution wine tasting at Parlour on Tuesday night.

#roserev
Canberra Region Rosés.

Of the Canberra wines, I quite enjoyed the Domaine Rogha Crois “Slink Mink”, the Mount Majura Woolshed Creek Pink (Which I have another bottle of to enjoy on the weekend with friends!), Yarrh Wines Rose, the Lerida Estate Pinot Rose (but not the barrel fermented one – I learned from the taste of the two that you can get wooded/unwooded Rose just like you can Chardonnay, and the oak isn’t to my taste!), The Abstainer from Captial Wines was nice too, and their labels always make me smile (I do know many who buy based on the label’s interest).
My little taste buds didn’t appreciate the Gundog Estate Rose, however there were many around me raving about it. Each to his own :D

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Summer Evenings

November 27, 2010 · 5 comments

White wine in the sun

Friday drinks with friends under the trees at Fellows Bar, ANU University House.

<3

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It feels like such a Sunday evening (except, it’s not! and there’s TWO more days in the weekend!), sitting on the couches, reading, listening (well, rocking out to :p) Triple J Hottest 100, Volume 4 (disc one and two… Who else has fond memories of Underground and Pepper??) and making Pizza!

In Brisbane last Saturday night, we had an awesome pizza from Picasso’s on Edward, just down from our hotel.

Brisbane
The Cezanne – lamb marinated in lemon, garlic and oregano with beetroot, olives, crushed chick peas, spinach, pine nuts

Delicious, especially paired with a bottle of wine (Taylor’s Unwooded Chardonnay – I much prefer un-oaked… ) and Tropic Thunder… :D

Brisbane

Their menu is really detailed on the ingredients, too, perfect for recreating and making more pizzas and pastas at home! :p

Pizza
Our recreation based on their detailed menu!With MUCH less cheese ;)

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Submission Celebrations

September 26, 2010 · 2 comments

My friends are slowly getting their PhDs done… and the celebrations are slowly beginning…

Matthew Submits

Wine, vodka (did you know that North bar were doing infusions again?), beer, and carb-loading at Mama’s. A little blurry!

Matthew Submits

Matthew Submits

Matthew Submits

Bring on the rest… soon?

Matthew Submits

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Science and wine, how could we say no to a wine tasting session and talks from Lark Hill Wines and Helm Wines at a place I haven’t been since I was 12 – Questacon? :)

Lark Hill and Helm Wines at Questacon

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