DO | FEAST IN THE FOREST (Gourmet Escape)

Ben and Elvis from Porteno. An old shearing shed with stunning rustic decor. Akrady lamb cooking over the fire. Local produce.  Feast in the Forest was everything I've ever wanted from an afternoon down south.  

Twas a frantic morning in the office when tickets to the satellite events at Gourmet Escape went on sale.  I think I leapt out of my chair, fist in the air, yelling yessssss!

It was so lovely to step away from the stiff corporate hoo haa and just experience an amazing feast where the food simply spoke for itself.

Charred toast with romesco and marinated sardines
Water crackers with morcilla and smoked oyster mayo
Black lipped mussels in chilli and black bean

Leeuwin Estate Wines was on the pour and Colonial Brewing Company's latest addition, #1.  I swear when I go to edit my photos, every second photo has a dirty big man thumb in the background (thanks Ryan!).  The photo ahead just took it one further as he found another recruit.  

Cordero a la cruz - wood fired lamb with chimichurri
Crispy fried brussel sprouts with lentils and mint
BBQ peppers with ricotta. chilli and garlic
Ensalada clasica - tomato and onion salad

Porteno pavlova