Google City Experts: Victor Churchill, Woollahra
|Clockwise from top left: Google flag, Michael carving up a whole lamb, meat dry ageing in the himalayan salt room, a whole lamb, celebrity chalk scribblings on the shop walls|
Victor Churchill, to me, is an absolute wonderland of charcuterie and meats. I've previously written about my work experience there - culminating in meeting Anthony Bourdain! - and how much in awe I am of head chef Romeo Baudouin's food philosophy. He taught me that within running a business - that is, keeping an eye on being profitable - there is space for good food and good practices. There is so much that goes into every product that he puts up into those glass cabinets, I still don't know where he gets all the inspiration.
So when Google City Experts invited me to canapés and drinks at Victor Churchill, I absolutely could not say no!
|Clockwise from top left: Pork belly with Corn Salsa, Bresaola Cigars with Parmesan and Eschallots, Charcuterie Platter, Roast Beef with Sauce Bearnaise and Duck Fat Potatoes, Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts|
The food, of course was amazing. I ate till I was stuffed, and then ate some more. From vol-au-vents with a creamy chicken filling, to house-made sausage rolls with tomato chutney, to roast beef with freshly made Sauce Bearnaise and Duck Fat Potatoes (!) - of which I had three servings I think - my tastebuds were kept tingling and utterly entertained with every bite. I just could not stop.
But eating wasn't the only thing that I got to do!
We also got to have a one-on-one session with one of the butchers - Michael - on how to french a lamb shank. We each got to try it, hands on, after a quick demonstration.
It was really fantastic to be back, and Google City Experts really made it an event to remember. I loved the extra touch in organising hands-on experiences, and the impressive demonstration in taking apart a whole lamb! We even got a beautifully wrapped lamb shoulder to take home!
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