Wednesday, June 10, 2009
SLA @ Barossa!
After missing the previous Steak Lovers' Association (SLA) dinner, I was glad to have attended the most recent one at Barossa. It sounds a little primitive but there's nothing like a bunch of friends who gather over their favourite meat.
A set dinner was arranged for the SLA and so here's the story.
Dinner kicked off with a BIG bowl of Roasted Wild Mushroom Broth with Country Toast. It was hot, creamy and rich-tasting with sweet and earthy mushroomy notes.
The meat for the night was Roasted Stockyard Angus Prime Rib-Eye (250g), Baked Potato & Market Green. I was a little shocked to see my steak massacred into just 3 or 4 strips. But oh how lovely was each strip of beef. The execution was perfect. A nicely charred surface with pink-ish red interior. Each bite was slightly chewy and extremely flavourful with a rounded sweetness that was elevated by the crystals of coarse salt sprinkled over the steak. Certainly no beef about the beef here.
I was sad that with only 3 or 4 strips, the beefy moment I had so enjoyed was short-lived. Desserts came knocking.
The Baked Apple Tartine.
The Barossa Baked Alsaka was a lot of fun to watch with blueish flames that engulfed the white spikey ball. Fresh caramelization in the works.
Baked Belgium Waffle with Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream.
There was a butter pound cake too but it evaded my lens.
To unwind and lubricate social cohesion, we had wines. An Italian-dominated line-up in an Australian-named restaurant, enjoyed by folks from different countries. Uniquely rojak Singapore.
Happy people at the end of dinner. Some had already left before we remembered we had forgotten to take a group photo.
Many thanks to Thomas for once again making this happen and to all fellow SLA-ers for their company. Thanks for trying my wines and hope you guys enjoyed them.
Tel: 6534 5188
Chew On This: Cos Barossa does an excellent steak!