We started with Brunch for Mama … cos why not, right … if your going to eat all day, you may as well start it off right ;)
Croissants, Melted Chocolate and Coffee (Perculator and Plunger)
1st course, or ‘Aperitivo’, of the Main Menu, was the palate cleanser … Spumante.
Surprisingly (not .. lol) everyone wanted a little nap after that …
2nd course, or ‘Antipasti’, was Pizza … with a shit tonne of Mozarella ;)
3rd course, or ‘Primi’, was Watercress Brodo (Broth). This one, I found particularly gangstah … and for those that know what our Aotearoa boil up tastes like … well this broth was inspired by that.
4th course, or ‘Secondi’, was Lamb Rack with Salsa Verde.
The picture says it all … and the evening sky was just beautiful.
Alongside this course, was the 5th course, or ‘Contorni’, which was Watercress and Green Tomato with burnt butter. Yes, I know …
6th course, or ‘Dolce’ (dessert), was Vanilla Bean Gelato. It came out way better than I expected … and I served it with stewed plums, juice and chopped mint.
7th course, or ‘Formaggio E Frutta’, was a selection of local cheeses and a selection of fruits.
8th course, or ‘Caffe’, was fresh ground beans, percolated … Gang-stah !!
And last but not least, the 9th course, or ‘Digestivo’, was my Limoncello. As the course suggests, this was all about the digestion ;) And we certainly needed a little aid after all that food.
I think what I enjoyed the most was the laughter … and hanging out with everyone I love.
I had such a nice day …
And bonus … my brother gave me this little beauty (not a very good pic soz) … its a beautiful black stone in a hand crafted ‘frame’ or case, otherwise known as Black Tourmaline … renowned for its protective properties <3