End of summer dinner

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This week at Mawson: 25 January 2013

In last week’s “This week at Mawson” we featured an article on Mawson’s heritage listed building, Biscoe. As described in the article, three carpenters have been working on Biscoe during summer and as this heritage listed building needs a modern day use we thought it only appropriate to hold our end of summer dinner in Biscoe. It took a bit of setting up to get all the tables, cutlery and food to Biscoe but the result was worthwhile. Ray prepared an exciting and varied menu and commented that it was harder work than the meal he prepared for Christmas. 

Ray’s menu

Canapes

Smoked salmon on a feta mousse and cucumber.
Lamb Kofta with spiced riata.

Entrée

Duo of duck 

Pan fried breast served medium rare and confit braised leg served with a light brown lentil and macerated orange salad

Main

Roasted beef fillet resting on a polenta cake with mediterranean vegetables and a light vanilla infused jus-a-lie

Dessert

Almond and chocolate gateaux with berry compote and whipped chantilly cream.

Everyone was dressed as formal as possible but we were joined by a Knight Templar (Adam), a Scot (Graham) and Taekwondo "Master" (Luis), although some thought the later looked more like the Karate Kid or even Elvis.
The evening went into the wee hours but the helpers the next morning made the clean up and rearrangement of our existing dining room easy. 

The chef in his kitchen preparing the dinner
Chef Ray in his kitchen preparing the end of summer dinner

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

The tables set up for the End of Summer dinner in Biscoe
The tables set up for the end of summer dinner in Biscoe

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

An expeditioner dressed as a Knight Templar making an entrance to the dinner
A Knight Templar making an entrance to the dinner

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

An expeditioner dressed as a Taekwondo master and another expeditioner at the dinner
Geoff and the Taekwondo "Master"

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

An expeditioner wearing a kilt kneeling next to the Scottish flag
A Scot next to the Scottish flag

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

An almond and chocolate gateaux for dessert
An almond and chocolate gateaux for dessert

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

Five expeditioners sitting at a table during the dinner
Luis, Ray, Kelvin, Paul and Wayne enjoying the night

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

Fie expeditioners sitting at a table after finishing dessert
Malcolm, Cliff, Robert, Bob and Theo after finishing dessert

(Photo: Vicki Heinrich)

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