It seems almost long enough ago to be a dream.... but in mid-April I was lucky enough to attend the 3rd annual 100 Mile Dinner as part of FOOD week. The 100 mile diet was started by two Canadians who decided to spend a year eating food sourced within 100 miles of their home in Vancouver, BC, and then write a book about it.
This concept has been taken on by the FOOD week folks, and turned it into a fabulous celebration of regional food. For the last three years on a chilly Monday night in April, a select bunch of lucky diners get bussed to Canowindra to take over the main street for a night of fine food, wine and festivity.
|Delicious plates of Leaning Oak Cheeses
|Orange - Roast capsicum and chilli soup with Jannei goats curd gougere
|Cowra - Caramelised pumpkin, broccoli and Trunkey Creek pancetta tart with a smudge of La Barre plum vinegar
|Bathurst- Mandagery Creek venison, jerusalem artichoke and pistachio terrine with quince jelly and mini toasts
|Mudgee- Baked High Valley fetta and Oakfield Estate olives
|The stylish set were out in force
|Orange- Braised Dutton Park duck with kipfler potatoes, beetroot relish and jus (my favourite course- but no real surprises there)
|Cowra- Fillet of beef with butter corn, nashi pear jam, confit tomato served with Mulyan Shiraz jus
|Mudgee- Ormiston Free Range pork braised in verjuice with rosemary and crackling served with parsnip skordalia, tomato, lentils and cauliflower fried in Lakelands olive oil
|Canowindra- Organic Honey Pannacotta with organic poached figs and hazelnut bread
This post is linked to Weekend Cooking, a weekly meme at Beth Fish Reads.
I've just realised that this was my 100th post!