250 Blaxland Road, Ryde NSW 2112
An appetite for canapés
Thanks to Jay Richardson for inviting me along to this special event for an intimate gathering of family and food industry guests which showcased seven canapés to suit the theme of molecular magic. Six students helped each other in the kitchen to prepare all the food as well as organising the event under the guidance of Sharon Altman. Food was a bit slow at first out of the kitchen but once everyone worked as a team and found direction the flow of food started coming together towards the end of service. The Ceviche scallops, watermelon & mint was one of my favourites of the night. The watermelon crisps were something new for me.
I’m not actually sure what molecular techniques were at play with the Pork belly, hot apple sauce, red wine cabbage but all the flavours worked really well together. One of the most interesting canapés was the Liquid popcorn caramel froth. It looked pretty sweet but thankfully was fairly well balanced the liquid popcorn was both unusual and delicious. The final Pineapple petite fours were excellent and a true crowd pleaser. I was thinking it would have been great if the students had more time to perhaps talk about all the cooking techniques they used in their canapés to help educate those who knew nothing about molecular cooking like myself.
BTW I don't think I ever found out why there was a McDonalds soft drink cup in the kitchen as pictured above — was this one of the secret ingredients I wonder?
PROS: Some interesting flavours to be discovered
CONS: A lot of work for something that's eaten with one bite
MUST TRY: Watermelon crisps and Pineapple petite fours
Ceviche scallops, watermelon & mint
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
Watermelon crisps — so good!
Gazpacho marshmallow, olive parmesan crumb
A little spongey in the hand
Pork belly, hot apple sauce, red wine cabbage
Lamb loin, sweet, sour and savoury glaze, garlic chips
Liquid popcorn caramel froth
Pineapple petite fours
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
All hands on deck in the kitchen
In the kitchen
Menu and magic theme
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