Goodbye Sunshine Coast, Hello Townsville

Yesterday’s class at the Dome House was a relaxed, pleasant affair.

the crew at the Dome House:

That was my last class on the Sunshine Coast.

Dome lunch:

Tropical Townsville was one of my favourite spots during my early-in-the-year tour, and I’m back here again.

Mike and Adaline Rohan run the very successful de Studi Kitchen Appliance Studio in Townsville’s Charters Towers Road, specialising in high quality cooking equipment.

My hosts have set up a unique luxury kitchen at the back of their store, running regular classes for Townsville food lovers.

I’m holding three classes here over the next three nights, starting Tuesday. There’s still a few vacancies. Here’s the menus:

The Global Vegetarian #1, Tuesday 14

Hot ‘n’ Bitey Deep South Cheddar & Jalapeno Chili Biscuits
Sizzling Pan-fried Haloumi Steaks with Leafy Salad Greens, Fresh Basil, Grape Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, & Toasted Pinenuts on Grilled Turkish Bread
Saudi Baharat-scented Chickpeas with Spinach (Hoummos bi Sabanik)
on a bed of Iranian Spicy Rice with Saffron (Pullao)
Malaysian Sweet, Sour & Hot Salad (Rojak)
Moghul-style Fresh Mango in Cardamom-infused Saffron Syrup

The Global Vegetarian #2, Wednesday 15

Sicilian Eggplant Appetiser (Caponata) with Crispy Lavash
Melange of Seasonal Vegetables, Mung Beans & Basmati Rice (Khichari) with Middle-Eastern Yogurt-Cheese (Labneh) and Fresh Lime Wedges
Spiced Panir Steaks on Preserved Lemon Couscous drizzled with Coriander and Macadamia Pistou and served with Fresh Mango Chutney
Roasted Cauliflower & Stir-fried Snow Peas with Cashews served with Flakey Malaysian Paratha Wedges
Epiphany Doughnuts in Lemon-scented Rosewater & Orange-Blossom Syrup

The Global Vegetarian #3, Thursday 16

Iced Avocado-laced Gazpacho Soup
Syrian Roast Pepper, Walnut & Pomegranate Molasses Dip (Muhammara) with Grilled Ciabatta & Vegetable Crudites
Crispy Battered Fillets of Fresh Panir Cheese (Panir Pakoras) with Fresh Peach Chutney
Turkish Rice Pilaf with Currants & Pine Nuts with Spicy Javanese Eggplant (Balado Terong)
Creamy Cardamom-infused Condensed Yogurt Dessert with Pistachios and Saffron Syrup (Shrikhand)

Posted by Kurma on 13/11/06; 3:17:12 PM

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