This year Chef Jane took inspiration from Vietnam and Tetsuya's for dressing platters of oysters and serving delicate little prawn cakes and tiny chicken satays as appetizers.
A tamarind and caramelised brown sugar and sesame dressing on the roast pumpkin and potato salad made it a taste sensation.
We are blown away by Jane's capacity to surprise and delight us with this superb South Coast meal, and the calm and professional way she put it together in the one metre wide galley style holiday house kitchen.
We were lucky that Wayne and Nola had timely birthdays to give us an excuse for this fabulous celebration of food and friendship. Chef Jane's Bombe Alaska was a highlight of the meal. It was loaded with nuts, rich ice cream and caramel, with a creamy meringue topping - perfectly toasted of course. The caramelised toffee bananas served with it, made it a swoon worthy dessert.
With Wayne and Jenny there from Murrumbateman our choice of wines was well informed......mainly whites with all the seafood! The 2005 Neagles Rock Reisling (Clare Valley) was the stand out for me.
It was a windy and cool afternoon in Rosedale yesterday. It made the king parrots and lorikeets hungry too and convinced Maggie to be everyone's favourite warm lap dog.