The Good Food and Wine Show 2009

6 Jun

I was SOOOOO excited to go for this event.
cause it was my very first time going for it.
and it was AWESOME. really (:
so glad I had a chance to go.
not once. but TWICE! hehe
yes. I really like it.
and after slaving this whole 2 weeks with essays.
I thought it would be a good treat! hehe
to give both me and baby.

and so. to treat ourselves.
we bought the Ramsay Pass ($80)
and it includes one of Gordan Ramsay’s cookbook! hehe
wheeeee! hehe
and we got to see him cook.
and it was just superb. I loved every single bit of it.

and we were SO HAPPY.
(thoughI look super tired. cos I was. haha)

i had to wear my specs so I could seeeee! hehe (:

one without and my eyes look SO SMALL. haha
and swollen! gosh. rah!

WHEEEE! (:
he’s our inspiration when we cook.
really. he is.

the played the intro of the F word show for his entrance to the show. (:

him talking. hehe. and making everyone laugh.
with his british jokes. haha

a zoomed in shot!

telling us what he is intending to cook during the 30 mins of his show.

the chef at work (:
it’s awesome seeing him cook. hehe

seasoning the cod stew. yums.

after the show we went to collect his cookbook
that was included in the passes.
we thought the book would be signed
but it wasn’t.
and the funny thing is, they didn’t announce when his book signing times were
so without any knowledge of the timings.
we went to explore the show (:

First stop :

we got a chance to go for the red wine and nestle dark choc pairing. (:

the four different wines :

Bin 444 Cabernet Salvignon
Bin 555 Shiraz (2007)
Bin 888 Cabernet Merlot
Bin 555 Sparkling Shiraz

and each goes with a different kind of chocolate from the Nestle Club range.

(and in the same order of the wines)

Extra Fine 70% cocoa dark chocolate
Fruit & Nut dark chocolate
Roasted Almond dark chocolate
Mixed Berry dark chocolate

it was soooo awesome.
the chocolates really complemented the red wines.
a good learning experience as well. hehe

the range of wine they have at the show (:

happy happy us outside the mobile cellar. hehe

Stop 2 :
Dinner time at Lindemans Restaurant

how it works is they set up 4 booths of recipes from different chefs!

Gordan Ramsay
Alastair Mc Leod
Tobie Puttock
Gary Mehigan

and the dishes Gordan Ramsay cooked during the show was on the menu of his booth!
and that’s what we had.

wedecided to have the entree and the main course. hehe
it was SUPER YUMMMMYYYYY! (:
really shouldn’t miss it!
im sure the others are too.
i’m just bias. haha

Entree : Cod and Tomato Soup

flavoursome soup and had alot of textures.
absolutely lovely.

Main : Glazed Salmon with spinach and radish salad

SOOO yummy! hehe (:

pink on the inside. perfection!

could u see how happy we were? haha
oh yes. the dishes came with a complimentary glass of wine!

after our hearty meal.
we looked at the timings of events held at the show
and realise there was a book signing!
but we missed it already.
so we decided to head back to the show the next day.
(yes. we went for 2 days! maybe even 3. haha)
cause we really wanted his signature on the book.

and so we did!
this time.
we went early
and we tried to cover the whole place!

and guess what we found?

babycakes! haha omg!!
i was SO HAPPY! hehe
and super excited (:
and couldn’t resist. so I bought 2! hehe
these were smaller than the little cupcakes ones.
and i actually think they taste yummier. hehe
but not a big difference.
i still love little cupcakes!

these look fake to me
but so pretty!

we had the choc fudge and the truffle.
REALLY GOOD. and super moist! (:

see how small it is compared to baby
haha

so the book signing was scheduled at 430.
and we decided to go there at 4pm
thinking it would be early and we would be in the queue
cos they cut it off at 150 people.
BUT. when we got there.
they told us it was already full.
I almost cried. haha
we waited there
and tried to plead. and thank God (really, praise Him)
2 people left and they pulled us in!
at the very last min!
OMG! haha
i was so happy! (:

though we didn’t get our names on the books.
but! his signature was ALL I WANT. haha

LOOK at the crazy queue. these people (we were told) have been queuing for 2 hours! haha
we were not so kiasu!
goodness gracious me. haha

a close shot of him! (: WHEEEE!

though I was quite bummed I didn’t ask him for a shot together.
for some reason
I was just too shocked that he was just less than 20cm away from me.
and when i realise i didn’t get a shot with him
i went all moody and sad and quiet for the last half an hour that we were there.
pfft!

but I was glad baby had a shot with him!
and he asked where baby was from! hehe (:

im so glad we got in the queue
and the 1hr wait was worth it! (:
every leg-pain minute of it. haha

ah wells. there will be other times that we will have a shot with him yes?
I hope so.
really hope so. (:
so this show was really fruitful.
we bought quite a number of things.
we bought 2 different kinds of pepperonis
Innocent Bystander Moscato
Plum wine (Jap) — MY FAVOURITE!
and 3 tubs of duck fat!

haha dun ask me why we got so much.
it was CHEAP
and we intend to cook our potatoes in them.
yes. it’s fat.
but it’s SUPER GOOD.

when we came home for dinner.
I really wanted to cook risotto.
cos I have been having the craving for the longest time! hehe

so I cooked Porcini and Salami (Pepperoni rather haha) Risotto
and it was super yummy!
and i was so happy with how it turned out.
cos it was my first time cooking Risotto. hehe

the recipe will be on the next post! so stay tuned! (:
 

28 Responses to “The Good Food and Wine Show 2009”

  1. cookingupadream June 6, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    AHHHH!!! You went for the show! Lucky girl! And the food looks so good! 🙂

  2. cookingupadream June 6, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    AHHHH!!! You went for the show! Lucky girl! And the food looks so good! 🙂

  3. cookingupadream June 6, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    AHHHH!!! You went for the show! Lucky girl! And the food looks so good! 🙂

  4. mapoon_81 June 7, 2009 at 3:06 am #

    I LOVE IT!!!! I think Brissy also have leh..must search…
    Btw, your porcini mushrooms leh…can use those white ones sold at Woolies right?

    • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 4:55 am #

      hehe u can use all sorts of mushrooms! just that ur flavour might not be that intense. and the colour of ur risotto might not be the colour of mine. hehe
      but ti’s fine too! (:

    • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 4:55 am #

      hehe u can use all sorts of mushrooms! just that ur flavour might not be that intense. and the colour of ur risotto might not be the colour of mine. hehe
      but ti’s fine too! (:

    • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 4:55 am #

      hehe u can use all sorts of mushrooms! just that ur flavour might not be that intense. and the colour of ur risotto might not be the colour of mine. hehe
      but ti’s fine too! (:

  5. mapoon_81 June 7, 2009 at 3:06 am #

    I LOVE IT!!!! I think Brissy also have leh..must search…
    Btw, your porcini mushrooms leh…can use those white ones sold at Woolies right?

  6. mapoon_81 June 7, 2009 at 3:06 am #

    I LOVE IT!!!! I think Brissy also have leh..must search…
    Btw, your porcini mushrooms leh…can use those white ones sold at Woolies right?

  7. madmoneymonkey June 7, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Wahhhh!! Jealousness!!!

    • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 7:20 am #

      haha (: well. u can co,e to aus when it happens next year! (: or u can head to sydney in july! hehe

      • thetruthfulone June 7, 2009 at 9:24 am #

        i havent gotten tickets…
        perth’s getting toby puttock too
        ayeee. hope i’ll go get it by 12th friday..
        cos im flying on 14th!

      • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 9:30 am #

        Re: i havent gotten tickets…
        hehe okie!!! get soon!! (: hehe
        it’s GOOOD! go and eat eat eat! dun see the celebrity show also never mind. must cover the whole show ok? hehe

      • thetruthfulone June 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

        Re: i havent gotten tickets…
        smiles! thanks:)
        hugsss cant focusss
        talk2u soon abt this. after our exams:)
        hehe. n i’ll know how to make e most of it
        happy for u both! looks exciting n happy yummy. grins…

      • thetruthfulone June 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

        Re: i havent gotten tickets…
        smiles! thanks:)
        hugsss cant focusss
        talk2u soon abt this. after our exams:)
        hehe. n i’ll know how to make e most of it
        happy for u both! looks exciting n happy yummy. grins…

      • thetruthfulone June 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

        Re: i havent gotten tickets…
        smiles! thanks:)
        hugsss cant focusss
        talk2u soon abt this. after our exams:)
        hehe. n i’ll know how to make e most of it
        happy for u both! looks exciting n happy yummy. grins…

      • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 9:30 am #

        Re: i havent gotten tickets…
        hehe okie!!! get soon!! (: hehe
        it’s GOOOD! go and eat eat eat! dun see the celebrity show also never mind. must cover the whole show ok? hehe

      • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 9:30 am #

        Re: i havent gotten tickets…
        hehe okie!!! get soon!! (: hehe
        it’s GOOOD! go and eat eat eat! dun see the celebrity show also never mind. must cover the whole show ok? hehe

      • thetruthfulone June 7, 2009 at 9:24 am #

        i havent gotten tickets…
        perth’s getting toby puttock too
        ayeee. hope i’ll go get it by 12th friday..
        cos im flying on 14th!

      • thetruthfulone June 7, 2009 at 9:24 am #

        i havent gotten tickets…
        perth’s getting toby puttock too
        ayeee. hope i’ll go get it by 12th friday..
        cos im flying on 14th!

    • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 7:20 am #

      haha (: well. u can co,e to aus when it happens next year! (: or u can head to sydney in july! hehe

    • liannelow June 7, 2009 at 7:20 am #

      haha (: well. u can co,e to aus when it happens next year! (: or u can head to sydney in july! hehe

  8. madmoneymonkey June 7, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Wahhhh!! Jealousness!!!

  9. madmoneymonkey June 7, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Wahhhh!! Jealousness!!!

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