Wednesday, July 3, 2013

#46: appetizers & cocktails (third edition) - May 2013

We made an executive decision that appetizer & 1oz cocktail cookoff is so much fun that should be a yearly event, so the third installment was held at Blühaus on the 26th of May. We had yet again only four competitors, and although we'd changed the date from the previous Sunday so that a couple of people could attend, they ended up sadly not being able to attend this Sunday, either. Nevertheless the food was impeccable and we all had a lovely time getting afternoon drunk in our fancy clothes.

sunflower paté
Malloreigh: "rosemary paté" (must be sung to the tune of "Raspberry Beret") sunflower seed & mushroom paté topped with rosemary and toasted walnuts, gluten-free crackers for dipping; served with a rosemary grapefruit gimlet (gin & lime cordial)
mushroom satay
Jen: "a greyhound stole my peanut sauce!" portobello mushroom satay with an herb-ginger peanut sauce; served with a ginger-rosemary Greyhound (gin & pink grapefruit juice)
tempura onion boats
Ash: "beet 'n' bloody" beet tartare with horseradish aioli & capers on a tempura onion slice; served with a pomegranate Bloody Mary (vodka & tomato juice)
dessert sandwich
Chris: "afternoon tea?" vanilla sponge cake with cucumber, strawberries, and peaches; served with a peach-almond iced tea mixed with bourbon & strawberry beer

Also in attendance were Steph & Kristina. Later on when George came home he tasted what was left and joined us for a quick round of Cards Against Humanity.

seconds: Mal/Jen/Ash
presentation: Ash
best appetizer: Jen
best drink: Mal/Jen/Chris
best pairing: Chris

overall winner: Chris

best name: (unscored category) Jen

rosemary grapefruit gimlet
Mal's drinks
ginger rosemary grehound
Jen's drinks
me & Mal

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