Diane fixed us a brilliant meal last night: one that deserves to be remembered.
We started with one of her signature Gordon’s dry martinis accompanied with sour dough toasted bread covered with her olive tapenade.
The main course was the product of our Fremantle Day: a purchased organic Rack of Lamb from the lovely woman’s butchery shop in the markets. Diane completed the rack by using a French mixture of: Mustard, Garlic, Rosemary and Bread Crumbs spread on the surface of the lamb as a crust.
The vegetable side was roasted Butternut Pumpkin Squash.
We also had the now required green spinach leaf salad with the usual suspects but also including her own croutons.
As a finale we enjoyed, purchased at the cheese stall in the markets: an Italian goat’s cheese, a soft French cheese both of an indeterminate origin but very tasty and served with Maggie Beer’s Fig and Fennel Paste.
As a beverage accompaniment Diane pulled a select bottle of red wine covered with layers of accumulated dust from its four years in the rack awaiting its turn to delight the awaiting palates of the two invited guests. It was 2008 Chateau Lamothe de Haux. The somewhat haughty chef (as most chefs feel they must be) rated the musty long-awaiting-opening Bordeaux as ”lacklustre” enough said. The guest was happily pleased by the offering of the rack.