Mr Meticulous Masterclass presents: Flinders Island Meat

With a successful re-con trip to the picturesque Flinders Island ticked off in the Tommy Collins handbook, it was now time for the inaugural Mr Meticulous Masterclass to take place, with the prized meat being centre stage.  It’s fair to say that after having met the owners of the produce and touring the island’s farms, Chef Emile & Chef Fox were extremely excited to be presenting this special night for all their guests.
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Hawk & Hunter cafe in Ripponlea served as the perfect venue once again, with the added value of guests being welcomed into the large production kitchen of Tommy Collins (at the rear) to take part in the chef’s demo.  The evening began with a roving canapé service with mouth-watering bites utilising a variety of exceptional produce from the island, including:  Blue Swimmer Crab, Wallaby and Milk fed Lamb.  With award winning label Petaluma sponsoring the evening, it was a match made in heaven for the guests.
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Once the canapé service had concluded, it was time for the group to be split in two, with one half staying in the cafe area to be given the run through on  the wines being served and a quick history of the brand, by Petaluma rep Tim Davidson.   The other half of the group were guided through to the production kitchen where they had an interactive session with both chefs on the art of butchering, boning, stuffing & preparing lamb.  Half way through the demos, the groups switched to allow everyone to share the experiences.
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With the lessons complete, it was time for a stunning 3 course sit down affair at the rustic styled tables set out on the cafe floor.  Guests were treated to an array of lamb delights, showcasing our chef’s culinary techniques which highlighted the tender produce.
Having two fantastic chefs on hand with an interactive session, a bountiful menu and endless glasses of Petaluma on offer, it’s easy to see why there were smiles all round at the end of this brilliant evening.Remember to keep your eyes peeled, as the next Masterclass is just around the corner …
Mr. C



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