Cookyn with Mervyn, Events, FOOD A FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA WITH GREENGROCER AND COOKYN INC! 20 December 2011

Cookyn Inc and Greengrocer threw a big bash over the weekend, where Greengrocer provided all the ingredients, and the Cookyn team whipped it all up into a stunning explosion of delicious food.

And stunning it was. ALL 21 COURSES.

Yep, you heard me! The portions were small, but since we then proceeded to eat multiples of each, the 21 different foods reaaallllyyy added up. Not to mention the wine tasting that accompanied the food. We were staggering around a bit by the end (from being full, that is!) 😉

The Cookyn team really outdid themselves, and they’d spent the entire day before slaving away in the kitchen to prepare all the food. Can you imagine the mammoth task of throwing a party and cooking up 21 courses?? And ALL of them beautifully presented to boot. I felt really tired just thinking about it 😉

Greengrocer provided all the fabulous ingredients

 

Chef Mervyn introducing the concept to us

 

So these mini cones and tartlets are the CUTEST, and something I’m thinking of doing for Hunter’s first birthday party 🙂 They come in a variety of flavours and you can stuff em with bits and bobs of food and voila! Instant canapes. Too easy.

Just 2 of the 6 types of cones we had. My two fave were the Smoked salmon, roe, creme fraiche chives in pesto cone.. and the Lobster, Japanese mayo, chives in sesame cone

 

Hummus in savory shell, Sundried tomatoes in curry shell, Parma ham with pesto shell

 

Goose rillet

 

With the Hostess Extraordinaire!! Otherwise known as my favourite cousin 🙂

 

Salami and chorizo salad

 

Yummy salts. I took home the garlic one. It's fab 🙂

 

Appetizers=eaten. WHERE ARE THE MAINS??

 

I didn’t pace myself very well, and because I was hungry, I went…. errrr…. a little bananas with the appetizers and ate perhaps 15 of those cones/tartlets. They were really good okay!! I soon regretted it though.. when my logical brain kicked in and said “HELLOOOO BEVERLY?? You’re only 1/3 of the way through! PUT THE FOOD DOWN”. And sure enough, came another storm of dishes.. this time all the mains.

Carrot soup with dried parma ham,Crab bisque with focaccia

 

OMG must stop here so everyone can also stop and appreciate this below. This thing of beauty and perfection. Otherwise known as Foie gras in savory tomato shell. These lil babies had me in conniptions. Big slabs of foie gras grilled, then chopped and stuffed into these lil shells and with some sort of sauce (creme fraiche maybe? aioli?). ARRRGHHH THEY WERE GOOD. And addictive. Ate 10 of these little tartlets alone (I counted, cos I was feeling a bit guilty that I was standing there stuffing ’em into my mouth as fast as I could). Then I snuck into their preparation area (heh heh heh) and spotted a tray of just the foie gras. So then I stood there nonchalantly and merrily popping in the foie gras chunks into my mouth, like chips or something 😛 Boy they were yummy!!!! I was a very happy girl.

Foie gras in savory tomato shell

 

Assorted pasta, and at the bottom is truffled gnocchi

 

Oh, and this Sous vide turkey with cranberry and special salt also had me very happy. Thing is, I DON’T like turkey – the flavour is boring, and it almost always is dry and just blah. But this was so so so moist and tender and wonderful, it was like it wasn’t even turkey?? Hard to explain. I only managed to stuff 2 of these suckers down though… was starting to get a tad full :X

Sous vide turkey with cranberry and special salt

 

Goose with confit of veg

 

OH MY I was so pleased to see the Lamb rack with rosemary come out! I love lamb. Especially when it’s roasted so beautifully, and comes in small little chunks that I can pop into my mouth and continue chatting. So tender, with the beautiful smell of rosemary. Bliss.

Lamb rack with rosemary

 

Aiiiieeeee the Wagyu meat balls with bechamel finally arrived!! Was so eager for these because I love meatballs anyway, and HELLO these are wagyu! And check out how adorably they’re presented. I managed to sneak 4 of these yummy meatballs… which I later regretted because it was incredibly GREEDY of me as there were none left afterwards, and I wonder if anyone missed out on getting a meatball cos I stood there quickly scoffing ’em 🙁 Hopefully everyone got at least one!

Wagyu meat balls with bechamel

 

I really enjoyed the Scallops and prawns on focaccia too, particularly because the scallops were huge and plump and juicy. Only problem was that I was kinda full and the focaccia really filled me up.. but now I feel like more 😛

Scallops and prawns on focaccia

 

HULLO MR WINE GUY

 

And then it was…. DESSERT TIME 🙂 Mini cones made another appearance, but this time laced with chocolate. They were so adorable, perfect for a kiddy party / Hunter’s first birthday party! And, well, really yummy. Can’t quite go wrong with desserts, can you?

*heart skips a beat*

 

GET IN MAH BELLY!!!!!

 

Mini ice cream cones. Cute much?

 

Chocolate mousse tart

 

Oh happiness.

 

My pretty gold hoops from Ickleoriental, with swarovski gems threaded on! Love how they make the simple hoops suddenly more *bling*

 

So that was it. Lots and lots and lots and LOTS of food. Our bellies were nice and full afterwards, and I looked rather pregnant but oh well. I wore my comfy shorts and t-shirt in preparation, so it’s all good 😉

We had a fab time, and it was really fun to sample all the food that Greengrocer have to offer, and witness the Cookyn staff in action. Anyway, Cookyn do fun parties as well that you can attend, or book out an entire session to host your own party. Check em out at http://www.cookyn-inc.com

 

12 Comments

  • dreamlaughlive posted on December 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Cool!! Btw I AM asking Cookyn Inc to cater for my boy’s birthday!! 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on December 21, 2011 at 7:45 am

      Great choice teehee! You should ask for these mini tarts and cones.. v cute for a kid’s party imho 🙂

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  • starbucksweetie posted on December 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I love how all the food was so beautifully presented.

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    • Beverly! posted on December 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      It must’ve been so much effort to both cook and present it so prettily…

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  • Michelle posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Wow.. I am salivating! Everything looks amazing. 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on December 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm

      it was such a fab lunch… could barely have dinner later 😛

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  • ashlyne posted on December 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    omg the food looks soooo good! u are making me so hungry. gonna try to convince my friends to go with me, heh 😉

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    • Beverly! posted on December 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      Oo you so should, it’s even more fun if you go with a gf!

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  • ame posted on December 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    you made it sound like one AWESOME party! wish i could have been there too!

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    • Beverly! posted on December 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      Ohhhhh we missed you! But you are back for Hunter’s first bday party (21 Jan), I heard? 🙂 🙂

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  • Marie posted on December 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Food looks so awesome! I’m trying to get my office to do some team bonding there as well.

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    • Beverly! posted on January 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Heaps of companies do their team bonding there, I’m sure you guys will enjoy it!

      Reply

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