2012 Melbourne Cup Day

Good evening,

This year we were a little disorganised / unprepared for a full on Cup Day event, so decided that a nice meal at home would be the go.

Robin invited her girl friend, Monica, over for lunch and somewhere in the transaction I picked up the role of event planner / chef.

One of my recent successful dishes has been crispy slow roasted pork belly. So I decided that would be the 'plat de jour' with Japanese soy rice and wilted home grown spinach with fresh lemon juice.

Melbourne Cup Day Main Course - 2012

I am pleased to report that the meal was judged 'excellent' and that the pork crackling was superb! It was all washed down with a 2008 vintage 'pink' sparkling from Taltarni for the girls and some (OK, plenty of) 2011 King Valley pinot grigio 'cleanskin' for me.

A super fresh cream sponge with our usual quality coffee rounded out a most enjoyable day.

And with her usual spread of investments, Robin had a collect on the winner 'Green Moon'. Well done sweetie!

Bye for now, BomberBoy