15 February, 2013
Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
Last weekend was the Marlbrough Wine & Food Festival, this year there was a greater focus on food with a Culinary Pavilion, part of which was cooking demos. The first one we saw was the three Masterchef winners: Brett McGregor, Nadia Lim, and Chelsea Winter making recipes from Regal Salmon. They all looked and smelt fantastic, and the taste we had of Chelsea’s Regal Salmon Tartare with Lime Mayonnaise was so good.
After watching this demo (in the hot tent!) we went off to find some lunch, our Food & Wine Match choice was from Cloudy Bay & Figaros Cafe: “A taste of two porks”. Braised pork and puha rice pepper roll, and crispy muso pork belly with a apple and haropito salsa. Matched with Cloudy Bay Blanc de Blanc. Very tasty.
The second demo we saw was Al Brown cooking with Cloudy Bay Clams, he did some raw ones as well as some fresh clams on the BBQ, Char Grilled Tuatuas with Horseradish and Fresh Herb Butter. Another recipe for me to try.
It was a great festival, and I feel inspired to try these new recipes – and be assured I will blog about them.