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Vegout is located just opposite Luna Park and is a communal garden patch with a fantastic covered area up the back including a large wood fired oven, barbecue, tables and kitchen area. A perfect spot to meet up, cook and relax for a few hours. It was a great opportunity for myself to put faces to names, and also meet a few new bloggers and learn about culinary sites I have yet to explore.
Anyhow this is just a quick entry, with photos of some of the food that was prepared for the night. Thanks to Ed for arranging the gathering and to everyone who attended for their excellent food and company. It was an enjoyable experience on all accounts. If I had to award a dish of the night it would go to Stickyfingers. Her roasted barramundi was incredibly tender and sensational, as was the perfect porcini risotto and those wonderful roasted tomatoes that accompanied it. My chocolate truffles weren’t too bad either.
It was a great evening overall and it was delightful to see how friendly and down to earth everyone was. Can't wait until the next gathering.
Here are a some photos of the food. For more photos see the album that has been created on Flickr:
Above: The woodfire oven @ Vegout
Above: Delicious selection of bread and dips.
Above: Delightful little parcels of haloumi cheese and roasted capsicum baked in the woodfired oven (by Vida).
Above: Amazing spicy barbecue prawns (by Neil - At My Table).
Above: Perfectly grilled vegies:- including pumpkin, asparagus, eggplant and capsicum.
Above: "Mac & Cheese" - with mushrooms - creative and delicious (by Cindy - where's the beef), who also made some lovely little cashew-ginger chocolate drops which I didn't get a picture of.
Above: One of the many pizzas from the woodfired oven.
Above: My humble little offering of pork dumplings/ wontons and some chevapi bites.
Above: The amazing Barramundi by Stickyfingers, sitting on top of a bed of porcini risotto, surrounded by perfectly roasted tomatoes all cooked in the woodfired oven.
Above: Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and finished with goats cheese, and vine ripened tomatoes stuffed with a green olive, garlic and roast capsicum pesto (by goddess). Yum!!
Above: Fresh garden salad.
Above: Strawberries, with a cream and balsamic glaze by Goddess.
Above: A lovely, moist chocolate cake made by Vida.
Above: My Chocolate ganache truffles, dusted in cocoa.
Happy eating all.
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