Meat & Livestock Australia presents
A beef degustation dinner from Warren Turnbull & Co.
Monday 11th April 2011
Beef and ale pie – Sarah Hobbs
White Rabbit Dark Ale, Healesville, Victoria
Achiote and tequila cured beef knuckle wiht pozole rojo – Anna Fedeles
Bodegas Hidalgo ‘Faraon’ Oloroso, Jerez Spain
Seared Sirloin, buttered roots, horseradish and wakame – Cathy Xiao Chen
Kidiozumi Hakugyuokuko ‘Yamahai Nama’ Sake, Chiba, Japan
Thai beef salad with mint, peanuts and chilli dressing – Warren Turnbull, Assiette
2009 Chahelm ‘3 Vineyards’ Pinot Gris, Oregon, USA
Beef satay with spicy peanut sauce, rice cake and herb salad – Ellie Hoeve
2009 Domaine Sigales Asirtiko/Athiri, Santorini, Greece
Scotch fillet with Mohrabiyeh – Fouad Kassab
2009 Domaine Sigales Asirtoko/Athiri, Santorini, Greece
Pulled beef and pine mushroom cannelloni – Trina So
2009 Cairanne, Domaine Marcel Richaud, Rhone Valley
Braised beef in coffee with brandied cumquats and onion milk – Rebecca Varidel
2009 Cairanne, Domaine Marcele Richaud, Rhone Valley
Slow braised brisket with cauliflower cream and Pedro Ximenez muscatels – Bridget Davis2009 Sami Odi Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Citrus terrine with yoghurt sorbet and poached rhubarb – Soren Lascelles, Assiette2002 Blue Pyranees ‘Cuvee Riche’, Pyranees, Victoria
The invitation from Meat & Livestock Australia was to participate in a Paddock to Plate experience, with Assiette’s Warren Turnbull. It was just sensational with Chef Warren Turnbull personally selecting our steer from the Crookwell beef property of Alison McIntosh then Sydney star butcher Anthony Puharich of Vic’s Meats and Victor Churchill supervising the butchering into our allocated cuts.
I’m so glad I could make it and got a chance to meet some of the other Sydney bloggers and to try their marvellous dishes. It was a phenomenal experience working with Chef Warren Turnbull (who I later found out funnily enough doesn’t drink coffee – so initially “struggled” with my choice of dish). As it turned out the beef degustation ended up representing the world of cuisine – literally – as the eight bloggers drew upon inspiration from their own heritage and from new areas of exploration. Assiette was the perfect choice for this dinner for another reason as the international influence of our special Sydney bloggers menu was paired by some incredible international wine matches from the Kidiozumi Hugyuokuko sake to the 2009 Pittnauer Blaufrankisch Rose to the 2002 Blue Pyranees ‘Cuvee Riche’ Pyranees Victoria to end our evening.
I was really excited seeing our ideas and recipes come to life. Here’s the recipe for my Braised beef in coffee with brandied cumquats and onion milk from the previous article on Inside Cuisine. And talking afterwards with some of the other bloggers it seemed that everyone had the time of their lives.
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