17th July, 2010
In May I finally got to go to Club Relish at The Edge Food Store in Edge Hill. I was astounded to find over 100 ‘foodies’ had gathered for an evening of Taste of the Tablelands.
Geraldine McGuire and Margo Watkins of Rainforest Bounty showed the audience how to prepare Vietnamese spring rolls which was served up along with a Laos pumpkin curry, both with Rainforest Bounty condiments. Their sauces and chutneys were a treat to accompany the seven cheeses from Local cheese maker and dairy farmer Frank Gallo next on the presentation list.
It was then onto Bella Coffee and Trish Inderbitzen gave an insight to the process of sacred coffee bean whilst the wafting aroma and shwoosh sound of freshly made espresso in the background added to the experience.
Served with some fresh friands whipped up with Rainforest Bounty jam and Mungalli cream finished off the night beautifully.
Loren Gillison tells me that their first Club Relish event attracted 20 people, doubled to 40 on the next, then 70 and now 100 eager ‘foodies’ attending a great midweek night out. …and all over in time to watch the ‘state of origin’. As if ‘foodies’ are interested in rugby??
With such interest, Loren is planning her next Club Relish – Meet the Maker for Wednesday 4th August, but has decided that she will limit the numbers to make it more comfortable for everyone. A second night will be considered if there is a demand. So get in quick. The evening will feature Brisbane Based Suzanne Quintner with her Flavours of North Africa. She is meant to be a real character – so it should be a fun evening. Also our local Missy Moo and her fabulous cup cakes will featured with cup cakes all round. For more information about Club Relish contact Loren or Gary on 4053 2977. For products go to www.suzannequintnerfinefoods.com and www.missymoosweets.com.au