Tuesday, October 21, 2008

High Tea @ Home

We had a high tea catch up with my orthodontist employer on the weekend. We had to squeeze it in as the weeks are flying by and he and his wife are also terribly busy. This is a photo of the set up in our living room before they arrived. One of the charms of living in a 104 year old house is that it has fireplaces. The dining room was the first room we finished doing up and it simply needed some curtains put in. The buffet on the left of the fireplace was from ikea.
Cheese platter with grana padano cheese and a King Island Dairy Stormy washed rind cheese, a pork and pine nut terrine from a local french patisserie, Legall. Also, home made finger sandwiches with smoked salmon, philly cream cheese and cucumber alternated with mango, avocado sweetchilli salsa, smoked chicken and snow pea sprouts. The padano was nice and rich and nutty, the stormy is one of our favourites for a soft cheese having a lot of depth to the orangey outside but a sweet and buttery inside.
We also had little sweet treats for Legall sold at average $2.50 each chocolate choux, japonaise (merengue type biscuit sandwiched with hazelnut cream), fruit tart and lemon tarts. All of them were outstanding, the chocolate choux had a really nice and rich chocolate filling. The lemon tart was a bit bitey and sour for my husband but I found it perfect and the pastry was light as air and biscuity.

They brought champagne and so we had a champagne high tea! It was the first time his wife and seen our place and she really liked the high decorated pressed metal ceilings so I guess that might be a post for another day.

Legall Patisserie can be found at 56 Keppel St Bathurst (02) 6331 5800

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At 6:24 AM, Blogger Shauna said...

Oooh that all looks SO good! And Keppel street sure has got a lot more fancy since I left ten years ago :) those pastries look so lovely...

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Katie said...


At 12:13 AM, Blogger Rachel said...

Hi Shauna! Yeah keppel st is a real gem for Bathurst. Must see places include al dente, legall, the hub and I still think carrahs has the best chocolate mud cakes! The pies and pastries are average but their cakes are really nice.

Hi Katie!!! don't forget to drop in again next time you're driving through.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Hebrew_Star said...

ooo, so dainty and nice... I love the whole ambience... the place looks lovely!!


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