Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Cooking School with a Twist

A Cooking School with a Twist

Join chef Rebecca Sutton and olive grower Belinda Moon at historic Oakfield Estate for a relaxed and informative day of olive picking, cooking and lunch in the grove.

While preparing a meal with ingredients you have sourced from the garden and Mudgee region, you will sample a range of estate grown varietal olives and oil. We will then venture to the grove to select olives to be processed and later sent to you.

Lunch will be served at long tables under the olive trees and stunning vista of the Mudgee Hills. Experience the basics of wine companioning while you enjoy the fabulous repast that you have created, with local wines by Robert Stein Winery.

$190 per person

Saturday April 24 and May 8 & 22
8.45am till 3pm
Oakfield Estate (off Lue Road)

Bookings essential as numbers will be limited –
0408 416 396/olive_a_twist@hotmail.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Greet the Geeks with Greek

Enjoying time-out by the sea in Sydney with the heady arrogance of an Australian summery Winter. Thursday night dinner with a melange of old and new friends, all united with the common cause of 'a lark'.

BBQ Haloumi with Watermelon and Star Anise Vinegarette (Riesling, aged Chardonnay or Semillon, Vermentino, Albarino, Rose - merlot or grenache base)
Lamb Stifado with Potato, Spinach, Lemon and Yoghurt (Shiraz - cool or warm climate, Zinfandel/Primitivo, Cabernet Merlot, Barbera, Carmenere)
Baked Rosewater Milk Tart with Pistachio Praline (Botrytis Riesling, Late Harvest White, Cointreau)

Despite the anticipation of all this, the need for Weetbix, cold milk and lots of sugar just won't escape me.........

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Love Mussels?

The Clock Cafe and Bar

$30 per head

Cocktail by Burnbrae
The Late Harvest ‘Barry’ White

Moules Mariniere
& Español (chorizo/tomato/herbs)
with handcut chips & crusty bread

BYO night –
No corkage for local wines only.

*vegetables - SARJAY (Gulgong)/
chorizo - Ormiston Free Range Pork/herbs - Tinja Organics (Lowe)
Menu by olive.a.twist(food.wine.science)

Bookings essential as limited numbers (ph 6372 2944) Seating from 7pm

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tell Mama to leave the Kantong at home.

The Clock Cafe and Bar

Friday 22nd May

Burnbrae Dinner

$55 per head

Sweet potato and Mudgee Yabby Soup
08 Burnbrae Viognier

Seductively Spiced Slow Cooked Pork Belly
‘men will weep’
on Sticky rice and Sautéed Pak Choy*
05 Burnbrae Shiraz

Pineapple and Cooyal Grove Pistachio Spring Rolls with Ginger and Coconut Custard
08 Burnbrae Late Harvest White

*vegetables by SARJAY (Gulgong)/meat supplied by Hodges Butchery & Ormiston Free Range Pork
Menu by olive.a.twist(food.wine.science)

Bookings essential as limited numbers (ph 6372 2944) Seating from 7pm

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fast food? Definitely not.

Friday 15th May 2009

The ‘LOWE Down’ Dinner

$55 per head

Traditional French Onion* Soup with
Leaning Oak Fetta crouton
07 Tinja Pinot Gris

Beef* Mudgee (in the Wellington style) on
Mudgee Gourmet Hazelnut & parsnip puree,
wilted rocket & 09 Shiraz Reduction
05 LOWE Mudgee Shiraz
05 LOWE Reserve Shiraz

Poached pears on Gingerbread &
Gorgonzola cream sandwich
Mudgee Growers Muscat

*vegetables sourced from SARJAY (Gulgong)Local grass fed beef supplied by Hodges Butchery
Wines by LOWE Family Wine Company
Menu by olive.a.twist (food.wine.science)
Bookings on 6372 2944 recommended. Sittings starting at 7pm