Monday, April 02, 2007

Chef Geoff Lindsay Gala Dinner

On Friday night, I attended a gala dinner hosted by The Tower Club and Tourism Australia. The gala dinner was held at the Atlantic Dining Room of The Tower Club, Singapore's premier private business club. Tourism Australia flew Chef Geoff Lindsay all the way from Melbourne, Australia to Singapore to cook us a delightful six course meal. Geoff Lindsay is the man behind one of Melbourne's finest restaurants, Pearl Restaurant and Bar, and was named Chef of the Year 2005 by "The Age Good Food Guide".

First on the menu, is the Watermelon with Rose Water, Whipped Yarra Valley Dairy Fetta Cheese and sunflower shoot salad with clear tomato jelly and olives (sorry no pic for that), followed by...

Chef Geoff Linday Gala Dinner at Tower Club

The Half Shell Spring Bay Scallops with crispy pork belly, shaved shallot, tamarind and spearmint.

Chef Geoff Linday Gala Dinner at Tower Club

The Marinated Bluewater Barramundi with gingered wong bok and shitake mushroom was served next. This is definitely my favourite.

Chef Geoff Linday Gala Dinner at Tower Club

The sorbet!

Chef Geoff Linday Gala Dinner at Tower Club

Next, I had the Hopkins River Natural Beef with naked strezlecki blue cheese ravioli and rainbow chard with a beefy broth.

Chef Geoff Linday Gala Dinner at Tower Club

And for desert, the Turkish Delight and Rose Petal Ice-cream! The desert contains the following ingredients, glanced ginger, pomegranate seeds and Persian fairy floss.

Various Australian wines were also served throughout the dinner, Yabby Lake Chardonnay 2004, Heathcote Estate Grenache Noir 2005, Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 2004 and Heathcote Estate Shiraz 2004.

I left the gala dinner a very happy man.

Chef Geoff Linday Gala Dinner at Tower Club

That's me and the Chef himself. Doesn't he look excited taking a photo with the one and only IZ Reloaded? Hehe.

Special thanks to Tourism Australia!!! Oh, and if you're in Melbourne or planning a trip there (you should!), do visit the Pearl Restaurant + Bar at Richmond 3121, Melbourne, Australia to taste Chef Geoff Lindsay's delicious cooking aye. He also has a restaurant in Hong Kong called Pearl On The Peak at Level 1, The Peak Tower, 128 Peak Road, Hong Kong.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

how was the heathcote shiraz? issit any good?

Lord Kimbo said...

>That's me and the Chef himself. Doesn't he look excited taking a photo with the one and only IZ Reloaded? Hehe.

I bet he was.

;o)

Shy said...

I love Aussie food!!

finatiq said...

the chef is huge or is it because you are small? haha!

Myra Leong said...

Finally a pic of IZ without a cap! My, your hair has grown.

CLaRaliCiouS said...

The Turkish Delight looks like an interesting desert.

IZ Reloaded said...

>how was the heathcote shiraz? issit any good?

It was the best of the lot!

finatiq: well, i'm at 173 and he, a giant! maybe it's because of all the good food he eats.

Giselle Loh said...

I like the last pic the most.

Sally said...

Persian fairy floss!!!

Bengster said...

I also want Tourism Australia to invite me to go gala dinner liao.

Gaylord said...

He has his arm around IZ!

Im jealous.

r'chelle said...

cute as always!! heeee! so hows the tower club iz?

Alvin said...

IZ: I am heading to Melb two weeks from now. Will check the Pearl out. So will I get a discount if I tell him I'm an IZ Reloaded reader? Hehe.

pinkdior said...

thanks for making me so hungry... shit... im late for lunch.

pc said...

looks yummmmmmy!! :P
hmm, i meant food!!

P.C. said...

Gaylord said: He has his arm around IZ! Im jealous.

Well, dude, you can IMAGINE you and IZ hugz together in the photo ONE day!

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