‘Mad Hatter’ Spring Picnic – Melbourne Food Bloggers
It was a beautiful cool but sunny day at Studley Park – perfect weather to gather and meat (oh, oops did I type that, I meant ‘meet’) the 30+ wonderful faces from the Melbourne food blogging community and equally awesome accompanying dishes of course. There was so much to try, and so many people to meet. I definitely did not feel ‘ravenous’ afterwards for at least a couple of hours…
Not to mention there were loads of prizes (including restaurant vouchers, ceramic stones, kitchenware, camera accessories…) to be won for: Overall Best Dish, Best Savoury (1st and 2nd runner up), Best Sweet/Dessert (1st and 2nd runner up), Best Mad Hatters (2 x craziest hatters) and Most Outrageous “Blue” Dish. Many thanks to the sponsors: Nuffnang, Chef’s Armoury , Pan Asian, Chilli Padi, The French Brasserie, JORG, Make My Day, Harvey Publicity. And special thanks to Thanh, Penny and Michele for organising this event.
I’m currently having a lot of trouble trying to remember who made what, and what is what, so just going to post the drool-licious photos for now and whatever I can remember. And apologies to those I didn’t manage to take photos of.
Roasted lamb leg with herbs (Best savoury 1st)
Spatula, Spoon and Saturday: son-in-law eggs (Overall best dish)
Curry puffs (Best savoury 2nd)
Ceviche with pomelo, lime, lemon and orange
Baked risotto stuffed in Truss tomatoes
Themed tea pot hat (Best Mad-hatter), and the many lovely cup cakes!
Sky blue cup cakes
Lemon rind madelines
Turkish Surprise with Turkish fig
Blueberry and Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate chip cookies
Carrot, nuts and oats bar
um… more yummy cupcakes? =)
Edible teapot with chocolate truffles
sorry can’t remember what biscuits these were…
Eat me chocolate cupcakes
Brownie with M&Ms… i think?
Scones with lemon curd and buttered marmalade.
Double chocolate brownies (Best sweet 1st) – courtesy of my haphazard baking. =)
Special guest Linda (yupz, from season1 MasterChef)
Just thought I’d add in this final photo of my cousin Thanh – clearly still hungry after the judging had finished! =)
Finally, it was great to meet you all! And you can check each one of the attendees here:
Adrian, April, Ashley, Billy, Caryn & Brendan, Cherrie, Christy, Emanuela, Emma, Debra, Heidi, Joe & Nicole, Kat, Kat & Josh, Kenny, Lauren, Linda, Michele, Michelle, Michelle, Penny, Sandra, Sarah, Thanh, Vanessa, Kruppy & Lynda, Vee.
(I hope I didn’t miss anyone)