Thursday, April 9, 2009

TAFE ~The Mantle Restaurant~ 25th March 2009...And A Very Special Easter Basket!!!

And welcome back Friends to my class at the I have the meals prepared by our class for the The Mantle Restaurant...the training restaurant...These classes are quickly coming to a close, and I so wish I had of photographed my first year in these classes in 2008... Amuse Bouche...Smoked Salmon on Potato Discs...

Crushing Pistachio Nuts...these looked so wonderful...all crushed in the Mortar and Pestle...couldn't resist the shot!!!

This one was mine for the evening...Asian Duck with Pistachios and Red Wine...
the most popular Entree this evening~

Cauliflower and Gruyere Souffle ~Double Baked with Frisee and Lardon Salad...

Pan Seared Scallops with Sage, Rocket and Mediterranean Salad...
the next most popular Entree~

Pan Fried Kingfish with Wilted Spinach, Warm Tomato and Leek Sauce...
garnished with Rings of Crispy Fried Onion~

Beef Fillet wrapped in Beer Bacon with Mushroom Sauce and Garlic Potatoes...
served with Broccoli Flowerets and top with Taleggio~

Quail, Char Grilled ...sweet and sour on a warm Bean Sprout and Noodles Salad~

Chocolate-malt Meringues with Seasonal Fruit and Whipped Cream
The Apprentice who made this dish is keen to become a Pastry Chef...
and she just loves doing Desserts. This training will...if she goes ahead with it...will take her possibly to Melbourne in Victoria...
Espresso Sorbet with Cafe Grand Ice Cream and Vanilla Poached Pears...scrumptious!!!

Apple and Calvados Trifle...this one again by the aspiring Pastry Chef...

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce...

And I couldn't resist this shot...Lyle...I just thinks he looks so much like our very own Chef Curtis Stone who is in the United States at the moment...

And here is the real Curtis...image from Australian Delicious Magazine, March 2009

And last but not least...a lovely Easter basket made by our Daughter JoJo...
Our Darling some of you may already know from my Queen of the Armchair blog, has a disability...this Basket was made by her at her Day Programme and she is so proud of it!!! She has the most loving Heart...enjoys all special and important occassions and makes us Proud!!!
Happy Easter to you all...and may the Easter Bunny bring you much Chocolate to enjoy!!!


  1. Booo, Happy Easter Dzintra. The dishes look all very yummie! I should be working on Isabella's quilt, but cannot resisted having a peek at your blog. JoJo's Easter basket looks really pretty. Hope you save me some Easter eggs JoJo!!!
    Love Nat♥♥♥

  2. everything look so yummy..
    JoJo's Easter basket looks must be so proud of her..
    Julia ♥

  3. Happy Easter and your dishes look so yummy and beautiful! Jo Jo's Easter basket is wonderful!

  4. The dishes look so good! I can actually smell them (O: I think I would first have a long look at them, before eating it, such masterpieces!
    JoJo basket is very pretty!!!

  5. Gorgeous! I'd like to have the Beef Fillet wrapped in Beer Bacon with Mushroom Sauce and Garlic Potatoes, served with Broccoli Flowerets and topped with Taleggio ... please. Oh, and the Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce for dessert... (:

  6. Wow!!! I am practically drooling right now, the mixture of such dishes, the flavours, the presentation, they are all truly inspiring and mouth-watering. Especially the desserts, my sweet tooth is calling out to them!:)