Surfing Santa and Disco Santa

Christmas in July 2019

Saturday 20 July 2019

Chez Cullen, North Hobart (aka ‘The Cullenary’ – thanks Kristafa)

Paul, Dorcas, Julie, Paul, Kevin, Irene, Christine, Christopher, Andrew

John not attending due to a has prior engagement in Sydney/Kuala Lumpur/Limerick.

Gold, Myrrh and...

Gold, myrrh and…

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Egg nog (Kevin and Irene)
Raspberry fizz (Julie and Paul)
Pate and sourdough bagette (Andrew)
Smoked salmon starter (Irene)
Waldorf salad (Kristafa)
Roast poultry with sage and onion stuffing (Paul C)
Roast potatoes cooked in duck fat (Paul C)
Mashed potatoes (Paul C)
Roast parsnips (Kevin)
Green beans (Julie)
Buche Noel (Kristafine)
New York cheesecake (Paul Y)
Mince pies (Dorcas)

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Moroccan Feast (note: not taken at the dinner)

Moroccan dinner (with Christmas pudding)

Saturday 19 August 2017

Union Street

Julie, Paul Y, Sam, Di, Irene, Kevin, Paul C, Dorcas, Christine

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Quotban del Kefta (kefta kebabs) — Julie and Paul Y
Moroccan lamb roast — Paul C
Seafood (or not) dish — Di and Sam
Side dish with couscous and chicken — Irene and Kevin
Eggplant dish — Kristafine
Vegetable tagine — Paul C
Khizou Harra (spiced carrots) — Julie and Paul

Moroccan dessert — Paul C
Christmas pudding — Kristafine

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Moroccan Feast (note: not taken at the dinner)

Moroccan Feast (note: not taken at the dinner)

Festive Dinner at Mount Nelson

Sunday 27 November, 2016

Rancho Rialannah

Paul and Julie, Di and Sam, Kevin and Irene, Christine, John, Andrew, Kim, Jan

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Canadian Christmas salmon dip (Kim)
……….* Christmas starter (Angels and Devils on Horseback) (Andrew)

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Scandinavian Christmas gravlox (Irene)
……….* Christmas chicken (John)
Canuck Christmas slow-cooked barbecue pork (Kim)
……….* Christmas roast vegetables (Di)
……….* Christmas salad
Mexican Christmas salad (Julie)

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Australian Christmas plum pudding (Kristafine)
Australian Christmas pavlova (Di)

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French Feast

Saturday 26 March, 2016

Rancho Rialannah

Paul and Julie, Di and Sam, Kevin and Irene, Paul and Dorcas, Andrew, Chris, Christine, John

French menu attached (in English)

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Pate or terrine — Paul C
French tomato soup — Andrew
Onion tart — Andrew
Coq au vin Chicken Veronique Chicken Provencal— Irene
Veal Pork bistro style — John
Green beans almondine — Irene
Gratin dauphinois (potatoes) — Julie
Jerusalem artichokes with lemon and garlic — Di
Tarte aux prunes avec vanile et brandy — Kristafine
Crepes Suzette — Paul C
Fromage:
  • bleu
  • rind-ripened Camembert or Brie
  • chèvre
  • washed rind – Bruny or something else
  • hard – raclette or Gruyere
  • good bread
Vins
  • aperitif
  • 2 bottles of something sparkling
  • 2 bottles of white Burgundy or Loire style
  • 2 bottles pinot or light red for the chicken and veal
  • 1 bottle good claret
  • 1 bottle to go with dessert
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Equinoxal autumnal North Africanish LUNCH

Sunday 22 March 2015

Bayfield Downs
In Attendance: John, Christine, Chris, Julie, Paul, Irene, Kevin, Andrew

Held as the last hurrah at Mr Sexton’s residence at Bayfield Downs ahead of its impending sale and pursuant construction of Bayfield Heights.

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Moroccan tomato and lentil soup (Andrew)
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Chicken curry (The Maguires)
Moroccan lamb shanks (Julie)
Middle Earth vegetarian (Kristafa)
Autumnal potatoes (John)
Couscous salad (Irene)
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Autumnal poached fruits (Kristafine)
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The repast was considered by all consuming most excellent.

The Company of Friendly Cooks at the tapas feast

Tapas Feast, 26 July 2014

Date: Saturday Saturday 26 July 2014
Venue: Rialannah Heights
Attending: Andrew, Julie, Paul Y, Chris T, Chris W, Di, Sam, Paul C, Dorcas

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Olive and anchovy bits (aka Kevin’s chocolate shortbread) — Andrew
Sweet and salty nuts — Julie and Paul
Spanish olives and cheese — Andrew
Spanish sherry — Andrew

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Tortillas — Di
Meatballs with salsa di tomato — Kristafine
Chickpeas with romesco sauce — Kristafine
Flash-fried squid with paprika and garlic — Kristafa
Spinachy-fettay parcels — Kristafa
Something with jamon — Paul C
Something with seafood — Di
Potatoes allioli — Julie and Paul
Chorizo and tomato salsa — Julie and Paul
Avocado, orange and almond salad (Andrew can supply a great recipe, Di) — Di

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Dessert — Paul C
Membrillo — Andrew

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The tapas feast

The tapas feast

Dishes at the Italian feast

Italian Feast, Saturday 12 April 2014

DATE: Saturday 12 April 2014

Venue: Union Hall

Attending:

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Antipasto (Kristafine)
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Pistache [think double shot lasagne] (Paul Y)
Risotto with gorgonzola and asparagus (Irene)
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Meatballs with eggplant and pecorino (Paul C)
Roast porchetta with balsamico (Paul C)
Spring Bay mussels gremolata (Paul C)

Italian chicken TBA (Julie)

Marinated courgettes (Kristafa)
Eggplant, lemon and caper salad (Kristafa)
Caprese salad (Kevin)
Zucchini stuffed with meat and cheese [he didn’t give me the Italian translation] (John)
Italian bread (Kristafine)
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Dolce with quince (Andrew)
Affogato (Paul Y)
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More dishes at the Italian feast

More dishes at the Italian feast