Zombie Night at Casey

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This week at Casey: 30 August 2013

This Saturday offered the most interesting of meals I’ve encountered in my entire life, let alone since I came to Casey. It was Master Chef meets Fear Factor as we ventured into culinary adventures like crumbed brain, beef tongue and tripe (stomach). It was only natural for this meal to coincide with a zombie night so that we could play the part of emotionless scavengers finishing off the remains of our victims. The so-called “Antarctic stares” came more naturally to some than others, and make-up and spurts of fake blood were added for extra effect. There was one potential hero as Ben M played the role of a young zombie slayer, but he was grossly (pun intended) outnumbered.

So the meal went ahead as planned with an array of responses to a multitude of courses (seven total!). I loved the black pudding and beef cheek, but I won’t be sitting down for another serve of sheep’s brain for a while. Others had different opinions regarding specific courses but I think we all agreed that the night was a great success. And I know that even if sheep’s brain wasn’t my favorite flavour it’s better that I try it here, prepared by Scotty (who did another fantastic job), than at home with my world-renowned microwaving skills.

Here is a look at the menu and some photos for your viewing pleasure.

ZOMBIE NIGHT MENU

LIVER

Seared chicken livers with chocolate foam and ginger crumbs

BLOOD

Black pudding and poached egg, tomato and hazelnut dressing, pork scratching

BRAINS

Parmesan crumbed lambs brain, lemon and fried capers

STOMACH

Braised tripe with tomato, bacon and green peas

TONGUE

Ox tongue, skordalia, sour cherry sauce and straw potatoes

FACE

Slow cooked beef cheek in red wine with asparagus

JUST DESSERTS!

Pavlova sandwiched with “bloody berries” 

 

WARNING: THESE PHOTOS ARE FULL OF FAKE BLOOD AND MAY GROSS YOU OUT

 

Sheep brains on a bowl with a rubber plastic face
Brains
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Table setting with fake blood stains and medical utensils
Dinner table setting
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Beer that is stained with fake blood
Blood Red Beer
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Scotty sitting down in front of the coffee table in a zombie make up with fake blood
Zombie Chef Scotty
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Abrar dressed up as a zombie with one arm
Zombie Abrar
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Timmy and Scotty in the kitchen doing last minute preps
Timmy hungry for some brains
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
The Doctor Chad and Leon in zombie doctor dress up while Ben in a blood stained shirt busy in the kitchen
The lay surgical team busy in the kitchen
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Allan in a Zombie doctors outfit checking vitals on a dummy
Zombie Allan checking vitals
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Zombies group shot around the table
Zombie group shot
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Another group shot of all the zombie dress up
Another zombie group shot
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Red punch with a red ice shaped like a hand
Finger Punch
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Black pudding and poached egg. Tomato hazelnut dressing, pork scratching
Black pudding and poached egg. Tomato hazelnut dressing, pork scratching
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Parmesan crumbed lambs brain , lemon and fried capers
Parmesan crumbed lambs brain , lemon and fried capers
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Braised tripe with tomato bacon and green peas
Braised tripe with tomato bacon and green peas
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Ox tongue, skordalia, sour cherry sauce and straw potatoes
Ox tongue, skordalia, sour cherry sauce and straw potatoes
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
Pavlova sandwiched with “bloody berries”
Pavlova sandwiched with “bloody berries”
(Photo: Michael Salinas)
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