VIP event at Old Parliament House- the short of it

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Tonight’s Human Brochure event was at the Museum of Australian Democracy which is in Old Parliament House.

Upon arrival we chatted over drinks and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  Below left are the beetroot and goats cheese marshmallows.  They were definitely of a marshmallow texture slightly sweet, very more-ish; I had several. On the right are the truffle chicken nuggets.  They were like a very tasty chicken pie in a nugget.  So good!

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My group (Our Kitchen Rules) headed downstairs to the original kitchen where 3 meals a day were prepared for politicians and staff.

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There Craig, head chef of the restaurant upstairs prepared and plated 63 Degree eggs over a spring onion emulsion, topped with mushroom foam, and toasted crunchy breadcrumbs.  Really good!

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Marie’s face says it all.  🙂

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Some of the ladies plating up their eggs.

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Kim-Marie enjoying her egg.  🙂

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It was also surreal to see all the massive industrial sized machines: potato peelers, chip slicers and deep fryers that produced the kitchen’s famous hot chips.

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Below is a typical lunch menu from

1927 when the kitchen would produce 1000 meals a day.  The politicians ate all 3 meals on site so it was a constant hive of activity.

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Check out that butter-sculpted swan. Check out that pig!

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Craig was generous enough to share his 63 degree egg recipe with us.  Thanks, Craig!

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We came back together for some dessert: coffee cream filled eclairs and perfect churros in chocolate dipping sauce.  All this great food coming at us is a bit of a concern.  We humans are currently discussing some kind of fitness regime to combat the layer of fat we will start to acquire from all the amazing food we are having.

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While one isn’t usually able to feast on 63 degree eggs in the old kitchen at Old Parliament House, you CAN have a guided tour down to see how it was run, and you CAN taste Craig’s inventive creations daily at the restaurant.
Go here to see what is on at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House:   http://moadoph.gov.au/
Till tomorrow’s adventure at the National Portrait Gallery- ciao!

 

 

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