Gastrology bloggers were invited to attend a surprise foodie experience last weekend with celebrity chef Karen Martini and The Age.
As part of The Age’s pop-up Forever Curious reader experiences, readers of The Age who got along to the Prahran Market at 9.30am and identified themselves to the Forever Curious grocer at Pino’s Fine Produce, were surprised with tickets to an exclusive lunch with Karen Martini at Mr Wolf that afternoon.
Readers who could provide the clue seeded in the paper were transported to the event, or given a map if they wanted to drive. And those that couldn't make it were given a copy of Karen’s latest cookbook, "Everyday".
The menu we indulged in was based on curious and interesting ingredients that Karen explained to us throughout the event.
stuffed peppers with walnuts, goats cheese, cumin
The stuffed peppers were a brilliant start to our lunch at Mr Wolf. The peppers were bursting with flavour. The dish was simple, homely and well executed.
Mr Wolf's famous pizzas lived up to our expectations.
Each pizza was picture perfect in appearance and outstanding in taste. The margherita pizza was of particular note. Layers of mozzarella were teamed with delightful tomato sauce and mellow basil leaves. Encircled with a puffy crisp crust, this pizza was superb.
Slow-baked lamb shoulder
The lamb shoulder was tender and falling off the bone. As expected, it was exceedingly flavoursome and just melted in our mouths.
Blood orange zabaglione
The zabaglione was smooth and well made. The blood orange matched perfectly, delivering a bold and fresh flavour.
This one-off surprise lunch was a wonderful time of decadent indulgence with like-minded folk. It was a pleasure meeting Karen Martini and hearing about how passionate she is about food and local produce. The courses differed merely by degrees of deliciousness – all were perfectly executed and thoroughly delicious. It was a magnificent meal from start to finish.
Images courtesy of Shannon Reddaway.
WIN A DINING EXPERIENCE @ MR WOLF or ONE of KAREN'S LATEST COOKBOOKS!
All you have to do is Re-tweet The Age's Tweet to the video and hashtag #forevercurious to go in the running to win a dining experience at Mr Wolf or a copy of Karen Martini’s latest cookbook Everyday!
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What happens to #forevercurious Age readers? RT this to win a $250 Mr Wolf dinner! http://t.co/i7DAAUqMu5— The Age (@theage) December 2, 2013