Last night's reunion dinner food goodies

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  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Last night we a had our yearly reunion dinner for close friends (9 of us in total) 6 of us have birthdays in June (not me) so it was a good excuse to catch up at our house for pizza & drinks. There were 2 surprise dishes: one guy manages a Japanese restaurant and arrived with 2 plates of very fresh sashimi which went down a treat! My wife has a worker from Colombia who is a furniture restorer and an artist. Last night we discovered he is also a qualified pastry chef. He made us an amazing dessert consisting of white chocolate domes filled with a passionfruit mousse. They are sitting on what looks like a brown log but is actually a tempered chocolate construction made with 80% cocoa chocolate. The domes have been hand-painted with blue food dye to resemble the Chinese porcelain vases my wife sells in her shop.
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  2. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Beautiful!
     
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  3. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Synchromatic

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    May 15, 2020
    Iowa
    Wow! Both are amazing but the pastries ... are you kidding! Incredible.
     
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  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Playing guitar
    I must have missed my invite :(

    it all looks yummy:)
     
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  5. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    I'm hungry!
     
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  6. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

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    Aug 11, 2020
    NYS
    Wow...nice! That looks like the food they serve in the places that I sometimes accidentally walk into, see the prices, and run as fast as I can back into the street! Someday I'll eat at one.....but until then, your pictures will do nicely. ;-)
     
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  7. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    Works of Art! Yum
     
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    My foots all swolen with gout but still want that Sashimi!:confused:
     
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  9. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    That desert, a diabetic's dream.

    Sounds like a great time.
     
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  10. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    A great sashimi is a treat.
    What are these green things in the shells?
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    What a feast! I could finish that plate of Sashimi all on my own!
     
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Fresh seasoned seaweed.
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    There was actually 2 identical plates of sashimi, I only photographed one of them! :)
     
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    See now you’re just being cruel! :)
     
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  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
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    :p:p:p
     
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  16. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    I just had no idea wasabi was a plant. I thought that was a name like ketchup, for the mixture, instead of mustard, like the plant.
    Now I'm gonna read about it...

    Edit - you had earlier written "wasabi mounds", and after keying my answer, I discovered the edit . In my quote o_O
    Pretty destabilizing but fun.
     
  17. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Lucky you!
     
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I think it is from the horseradish family
     
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  19. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    True. And more than you think!

    Look what I found on Wikipedia:

    Surrogates
    Wasabi favours growing conditions that restrict its wide cultivation – among other things, it is quite intolerant of direct sunlight, requires an air temperature between 8 and 20 °C (46 and 68 °F), and prefers high humidity in summer. This makes it impossible for growers to fully satisfy commercial demand, which makes wasabi quite expensive.Therefore, outside Japan, it is rare to find real wasabi plants.

    A common substitute is a mixture of horseradish, mustard, starch, and green food coloring or spinach powder. Often packages are labeled as wasabi while the ingredients do not actually include any part of the wasabi plant.

    :eek::eek::eek:

    Then I never actually ate wasabi o_O
     
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  20. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    That's fantastic! Sounds like a great night!
    Peng
     
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