Bali Reunion

14 04 2007

Reunion for Bali travel mates was a lovely time at the week-end:

  • Pizzetti with Fontana, cherry tomatoes, roasted elephant garlic and chives (Domaine Carneros Taittinger 2003 Sparkling Wine kindly brought in a ginormous ice blue cooler by Mme) Lentil whirls. Salted banana chips. Dal crisps seasoned with garam masala.
  • Roasted Avocado stuffed with habanero compote of prickly pear, green apples and shallot, covered with Mozzarella (Freshly squeezed tangerine juice with Seltzer)
  • Sweet potato bisque in Cocoanut milk base cooked in Thai basil served as Bookbinders’ Soup (with Livermore Sherry infused with lemon grass reduction)
  • Lettuce salad with microgreens, alfalfa sprout, fig and pomegranate vinaigrette with paprika/ginger/parmiggiano reggiano crisp (Blason Tocai Friulano Bianco in Bruma 2005)
  • Cracked red bell pepper and ginger espuma with steamed white asparagus spear
  • Intermezzo: Pomegranate granita “pop”
  • Portobello heads drizzled stuffed with sweet potato, yam, parsnip, broad beans and olive tapenade (Poggio Lontiano Brunello di Montalcino 2000)
  • Tandoor style minty yoghurt marinated assorted squashes roasted in walnut oil and smoked over applewood chips (La Loggia Barolo 2002)
  • Grilled cottage cheese cubes, snow peas and green asparagus with New Zealand smoked salt, cumin and arrow root and nasi goreng for M(Conte di Bregonzo Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2003)
  • Fromage (unripened): Truffled Italian Cow Cheese, Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Fondant de Brebi Ewe Cheese (Dates, poached Asian pear)
  • Arborio rice pudding cooked in rose petals and saffron milk with Gloucestershire honey (Pu-erh cha)
  • Trinidadian plantains braised with unrefined pumpkin seed oil with ginger ice cream and bluberry coulis
  • Osso di morto (Baroncini Vin Santo)