So what an awesome event we had here today at Brunch & Co!! Our friend Darren Farr (fuzzychef@instagram), who's a professional executive chef, took over the stoves and whipped up an amazing feast of tasty & unique dishes. Quite frankly I'm not sure how we'll be able to top it other than by having Darren do another brunch event again in the future!
|Louise & Darren|
To decorate our table I had a go at making honeycomb which was fun, though a bit messy!
|Pickled eggs, labne & pickled pumpkin at the front & Joy's amazing bread|
|Darren's amazing beef tenderloin carpaccio|
|Delicious slices of Porchetta di Testa & pot of pork rillettes|
|Darren's own cured duck breast|
For the main course we indulged in Darren's homemade corned beef, which melted in the mouth, along with buttery mash potatoes topped with grated fresh black truffles brought over from Australia - so special! Darren also made a delicious baked organic cauliflower dish and some stir fried purple kale, all served up with lovely bottles of Barton & Guestier wines - Chardonnay and a Chateuneuf du Pape Syrah & Grenache blend.
|Darren's amazing corned beef with truffle mash potatoes|
|Amazing baked organic cauliflower|
We then served up a lychee & coconut sorbet as a palate cleanser whilst being entertained by our special guest barista Pav, from a cafe called Sarnies (136 Telok Ayer St), who made coffees featuring their own specially roasted Ethiopian Conga coffee beans.
|Pav working his barista magic!|
After a tummy break & a seat swap, Brunch & Co was back in charge of the kitchen serving up our final course of a deconstructed lemon tart served with candied lemon zest & a limoncello granita. This dessert was inspired by an episode of the TV program "MasterChef Australia" in which Dan Hong, a Sydney based celebrity chef, is put up against a contestant to make the best three course meal with the key ingredient being lemons. His dessert for this challenge was a deconstructed lemon tart which had the judges swooning so much that watching them eat it made my mouth water - I was determined to have a go at recreating it!
|Deconstructed lemon tart - Brunch & Co style!|
Finally a heartfelt thanks to each of our wonderful guests today for being part of such a happy & delicious brunch - until next time!!
Lots of love,
Mark & Louise xx