I gave myself a “press pass” which meant I could take photos of the behind the scene action while I left my kids colouring in. They just expect that from me now I’m sure…’that Beth with the blonde hair and a blog’. What’s a blog?
The cooking was a serious business. Beer was involved. OF COURSE.
Two finalists go head to head each week. I give you Exhibit A:
And in the foreground, Exhibit B: Very neat I thought.
This is my mate Symmo. I unashamedly adore him. He is a sweetheart and a gentleman and a marvellous cook. I have some of his Plum Chutney in the fridge that is AMAZING and he is also a winner at the local show for his Banana Cake with lemon icing. He is also a farmer. We LOVE Symmo OK?
Ed, who runs the Pub looked on during the cooking process. It was a VERY serious business.
Ten minutes later the snags were bought to the table for a blind testing by the entire pub. All were called to come and taste and tell Kylie who they thought (quietly of course) was the winner. Results were written down on the back of a coaster.
My girls were even asked to come to the over 18′s section for a taste and vote. They took the task on VERY seriously. Daisy went for A, and Harper for B. It was quite funny seeing a 2 year old trot in amongst all the men and make her choice. I too went for A. Well, DER.
The results speak for themselves right? As Daisy said to me, “I think B stands for BOUGHT Mum, and A stands for EXCELLENT”. I tend to agree with her. Ed almost fell over laughing when she told him what she thought. Harper was too busy rolling all of Sample B’s section to comment on the matter.
Votes were in and it was time for Kylie to ring the bell and announce the winners.
Exhibit A belonged to Symmo. Who had to explain a couple of his key ingredients. Pistachio, pork and sherry were mentioned.
And B to the School Dad. Beef and chardonnay were mentioned.
Gags were made by people over the bar. People laughed. Have I mentioned how much I love this place?
And victory? Went to Symmo! Of course! Bravo!
Grand Final next week. Tension is already mounting…