Birthday meal courtesy of Nic!
Well it’s fantastic having a wife who loves to cook, especially when your birthday comes around! Luckily for me my birthday also fell the day Nic does her private work each week but, sadly, she didn’t have many clients booked in this week. More time to cook for me!!
So here’s a quick run down of what Nic had in store…
Fig wrapped in Prosciutto with balsamic reduction.
Figs are in season – hooray!
A beautiful start – I love figs and I love pigs. What I love even more is thinly sliced pig wrapped around figs.
The sticky balsamic was also lovely – go Nic!
Home made Gyoza with soy and chilli dipping sauce.
I love food like this.
In fact we are almost regulars at a chinese dumpling place in Ashfield. Ok, ok – I know Gyoza are Japanese really, but they are at least similar to Chinese dumplings – especially because these are cooked identically to my favourite Chinese ones – with a fried bottom.
Tuna with crispy noodles, herbs and chilli
Raw tuna – give me raw tuna and I’m a VERY happy bunny!
I find almost any excuse to go to the Sydney Fish Markets just to get my grubby paws on sashimi fish – tuna, kingfish, whatever. I’m not fussy.
Just as long as it’s fish, and raw, I’m happy.
The best cheese course ever. Bar none. Epoisses cheese with maple syrup
Seriously, the best ever.
We discovered this combination when at a lovely little restaurant/cafe in Surrey Hills called Bentleys where I had it as a desert. Nic chose a chocolate something-or-other if I remember correctly, but I had to guard this cheese with my life once Nic got a small taste of it. It was that good.
Home made Fig Semifreddo
This has lasted all week so far – quite a treat for mid-week puddings!
We don’t really do puddings, but Nic’s has been practicing recently. This is a beauty – and it’s also great to have stuff like this in the freezer so we can even have puddings mid-week!!
So, in conclusion, I can’t wait until my next birthday!!!!!