Readers were treated to a special evening hosted by Gourmet Traveller, Belle and Winning Appliances to hear professional tips on entertaining with a focus on Easter.
Winning Appliances’ state-of-the-art showroom in Sydney’s Redfern was the elegant setting for an intimate evening focusing on the art of entertaining, with readers gathering to learn tips and tricks from the professionals.
Gourmet Traveller’s food and style director, Emma Knowles, demonstrated recipes from a three-course menu for a no-fuss yet impressive dinner party. First up was pea soup with mint and crème fraîche; the main course was ocean trout with a fennel and dill crust with lemon potatoes; and, for the grand finale, Emma whipped up creamy chocolate pots, a surefire crowd-pleaser of a dessert. The guests, meanwhile, were served drinks and canapés including crushed pea and mint crostini with burrata and lemon, and balsamic-glazed fig tartlets with candied walnuts and gorgonzola dolcelatte.
Belle editor Tanya Buchanan and design editor Lucy McCabe styled the venue and spoke about the latest trends in interiors, and the importance of choosing your cooking appliances wisely. One lucky guest, Yvonne Clemesha, won a personal styling session with the pair, plus a Vintec Wine Cabinet from Winning Appliances. It was a winning night all round.
A good oven from Winning Appliances takes care of business, while you spend more time with your guests.
WINNING EXPERTISE Clockwise: Winning Appliances’ stylish showroom in Sydney’s Redfern showcases the latest and smartest kitchen appliances; table setting design by editor Tanya Buchanan; Gourmet Traveller’s pea soup; John Winning, Winning Group CEO (left) David Woollcott, Winning Appliances CEO.
Clockwise: Gourmet Traveller’s Emma Knowles demonstrates a three-course menu; fennel and dill-crusted ocean trout; guests were served drinks and canapés, including crushed pea and mint crostini with burrata and lemon, and balsamic-glazed fig tartlets with candied walnuts and gorgonzola dolcelatte. Belle’s Lucy McCabe and Tanya Buchanan with Margaret Radford and Christine Lester.