29 July 2009

Bistro CBD Tasting Night: 15 Years of Dining Excellence, Sydney (28 July 2009)

52 King Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Canapés Galore

Thanks to Melissa from Merivale I was invited to join head chef Simun Dragicevich and the team to toast a rich history of culinary expertise at the One Hatted Bistro CBD. The canapés kept flowing freely and once I spotted the oysters I was in foodie heaven — I love oysters! I've never been much of a sweets person but CBD Bistro has converted me with their delicious White Chocolate Tarts which I first fell in love with at the Merivale Winter Feasts Launch Party. Their Double Chocolate Brownies were also melt in your mouth sensations and blow torching them brought out their best chocolate shine. The Ocean Trout and Cucumber Tartare were yummy as well which I enjoyed more on the flat crisp bread so you could fully appreciate the ocean trout taste. I'll have to remember to try and make St Agur and Fig on Lavosh canapés for my next cocktail party which should be easy enough to create.

Other friendly bloggers who came along were Citrus and Candy, EatShowandTell, Grab Your Fork, Chocolatesuze, The Heart of Food and Here Comes The Food. Make sure you check out their blogs for more wonderful photos of the event.

The Savoury Canapés

Sydney Rock Oysters and Chandon

Ocean Trout and Cucumber Tartare with Coriander

Duck Rilette and Beetroot en Croute

Flamiche Tarts with egg, leek and pickled pear

St Agur and Fig on Lavosh

Chicken Liver Parfait on Brioche

Crisp Skin Jewfish and Romesco Sauce

Roast Beef Open Sandwich: Sirloin Roasted, Focaccia, Mayo, Spinach Leaves

The Dessert Canapés

Caramelised Banana Cake

White Chocolate Tarts: White Chocolate Marquis poured into tart shell with mandarin puree

Bianchini – Mini Pavlova

Double Chocolate Brownies

The Chef, Kitchen and Preparation
Blow torching the brownies to make them shine

Preparation of desserts

Cinnamon syrup for the Caramelised Banana Cake

Preparation of the St Agur and Fig on Lavosh

The kitchen

The kitchen pass

Chef Simun Dragicevich and Me

The Menu

The Photographer and Food Bloggers
Andy the official photographer

Food bloggers in action

CBD Bistro – Level 1

CBD Bar – Ground Floor


Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

whoah speedy gonzales! such diligence on a full stomach!

Simon said...

Speed indeed! I'd hate to see how quickly posts would get out if you had a laptop with you!

Good to finally be able to settle down a chat this time around :)

Brenda said...

Oh wow, they all look delicious....salivating now thanks!

Betty @ The Hungry Girl said...

Omg that white choc tart looks to die for! How lucky of you all to be invited! Everything looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

Haha agree with others so efficient man! I couldn't move afterwards haha great coverage

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it last night? You are fast....geeezzzzz

aptronym said...

Geez - you're QUICK!! Love the photos, esp of foodbloggers in action LOL.

Simon Leong said...

Hi Helen, it's a good way to keep burning off the calories

Hi Simon, I was actually thinking what it would be like if I brought my laptop and did a live blog hehe

Hi Brenda, Wish you could have been there to try

Hi Betty, Hope you get to try the White Chocolate Tart one day, it's really yummy

Hi FFichiban, Actually I could have done it faster but I had to have a shower first hehe

Hi Ellie, fast is my middle name hehe

Hi aptronym, food bloggers in action always makes for a fun photo – I wonder if I look as scary too hehe

Karen | Citrus and Candy said...

hehe how did I guess that you'd be the first to get the post out! Ummm oysters...

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