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Saturday, April 5, 2008
Bloggers Banquet 2: the write up
Just returned from BB2 - another fabulous meet up of Melbourne food bloggers. Many thanks to Ella & Furry for their hospitality and providing the venue for this occasion. The use of their holiday home in Dromana provided a more intimate setting than the first bloggers banquet, and I think everyone felt a lot more comfortable. Again, some delicious food and conversation was had and it was good to meet some new faces, and catch up with others.

All things food and travel were discussed, including stories of PGs childhood and her mothers horrid cooking. She told us that her mothers "cat vomit stew" was the only ever recipe to be pulled from Chowhound for being so bad and went on to claim that her mother is the worlds worst cook. Sadly, the family still has to endure the suffering every Christmas, with a feature being pre-cooked microwaved turkey roll with thick gravox gravy. Ella, on the other hand is an excellent cook, even if she does allow the kids the occasional "marathon dim sim", which disgusted some members of the group. We all had a good chuckle at our good and bad eating habits.

On a more delicious note, here are some pictures of the wonderful food we enjoyed. Everything was excellent, and it was an afternoon well enjoyed by all.

With much of the group starving there was great excitement when Cindy arrived; her tofu balls were the first item we got to enjoy.

Tofu "Soy Bombs": These were so good with everyone demanding more. The accompanying Chinese BBQ sauce was also stunning - by Cindy - Where's the beef

Poor Mans Potatoes: Thanh's rendition of the Movida dish: very yummy - I Eat Therefore I am

Smoked Salmon Bagels: Freshly prepared, with cream cheese - Agnes - Off the Spork

Caramalised onion and feta tarts: Beautiful crust and just delicious - Agnes - Off the Spork

Tart of caramalised onion, blue cheese, figs, balasamic reduction and herbs: A lovely combination with a flaky filo crust - Ella - A Goddess in the Kitchen

Wood-fire oven roasted Rutherglen lamb stuffed with sun dried tomatoes, anchocies and fetta cheese - Perfectly tender, stunning meat - by Ella - A Goddess in the Kitchen

White Chocolate Coconut Butter Cake: A very decadent and delicious cake - by Thanh - I Eat Therefore I Am

Chocolate & cream cheese Brownies - they looked wonderful - by Michael - Where's the beef

Oblatna - A Yugoslav treat of wafer layers, filled with a chocolate, walnut, butter, condensed milk filling: like my grandma makes and just as delicious - Vida - Vida at Penthouse 2

Layered freeform cheescake with stewed cherries, rhubarb and macadamia brittle - Just wonderful; sweet, creamy and the brittle gave it a lovely crunch - Claire - Melbourne Gastronome

The worlds best macaroons: rose and violet - They were seriously sensational - by Duncan - Syrup & Tang

My chocolate tarts - Melbourne Foodie

Many thanks to all who attended for your wonderful food and company. It was a great afternoon.


  posted at 6:08 PM  

At April 6, 2008 at 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on being the first to post Jon! :) Thanks for those tarts!

At April 6, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Blogger Vida said...

Oblatna, it's wafers filled with chocolate, walnut, butter and condensed milked cooked in the can (don't try this at home) for 3-4 hours! Hope you liked it! Vida x

At April 6, 2008 at 3:00 PM, Blogger Agnes said...

Was lovely to meet you, Jon! Your chocolate tarts were amazing. :)

At April 6, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Blogger thanh7580 said...

Hey you were the first to post Jon. It was great to see you again. I just had another one of your yummy tarts before. And thanks for the tip about Vue de Monde, I'll let you know how it turns out in a few weeks time.

At April 7, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Blogger Jon! said...

Yes, was certainly lovely to meet everyone. Glad that my tarts were enjoyed. I certainly enjoyed all of the food that everyone made.

Look forward to seeing how you enjoy VdM Thanh.

Happy eating,

At April 7, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Blogger Anna said...

Ah, so much good looking food... and to think I missed out. I'll definitely plan better for the next one.

At April 9, 2008 at 6:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving the rest of us a little peek into the world of Melbourne food bloggers!

At April 9, 2008 at 8:30 AM, Blogger purple goddess said...

Elvis has me working my fingers to the bone, so I am just about to post now.

And guess who forgot to photograph anything??

Yup.. Silly me!

Can I grab the pics of my food and post them, jon?

Full credit given and all.

Lemme know.

At April 9, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Blogger Jon! said...

Of course you are most welcome to use the pics Ella.


At April 13, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Blogger claire said...

Hey Jon - sorry, only just emerging from illness-related hibernation - good post, and it was good to see you again at the banquet!

At April 13, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Blogger Cakelaw said...

Yum Jon - these pics look great. How do you get an invitation to this event?

At April 14, 2008 at 10:01 AM, Blogger Jon! said...

Hope you are feeling better Claire :)

These events are open to all food bloggers cakelaw - they are generally advertised throughout the blogosphere - you simply let the organiser know (in this case Ella from A Goddess in the kitchen) and info will be passed on. I am sure there will be another one in the not too distant future and you would be most welcome to attend - just keep an eye out on this blog and others for info.

At May 15, 2008 at 1:51 PM, Blogger Jaigurudev said...

Blog Link Exchange Request


Would you like to link exchange with me, We have recently launched a Globalappeal and Tours and Travel blog we are looking to spread the word and get in contact with similar websites to ours to promote relevant blogs and websites.
Let me know if you would like to exchange links with our.
I am waiting for reply,

Best regards

At June 21, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Blogger clarence.cw said...

Hi Jon,

This is Clarence from HotHouse Media. I was wondering if I could get your personal details such as your name, email and contact number? We would like to add you into our database for the up and coming event, "Taste of Melbourne".

We would like to get online food bloggers to be involved in this event.

You can email me your details at clarence.cw@gmail.com. If you have any questions, feel free to pop them to me as well.



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