just grilled fish in bbq rack; coriander leaf and flowers from the garden (Please see whole fish in the bbq rack.)
asparagus with blackbeans and ginger (Please see more asparagus)
Mr. Patak's Madras curry paste mixed into coconut milk and laced with whole blackened dried chilis and fresh green chili coins (Please see another South Indian style golden curry.)
fish on plate
A beautiful chilled Gewurtztraminer
And we headed out to dine in the garden, feasting on grilled fish fillets, South Indian Coconut curry sauce, asparagus, grilled Asian eggplant, okra, perfect rice, radish sprouts. Gewurtztraminer goes wonderfully with Indian spices. (Please see July garden feast)
closer view showing the delicate coriander flowers and leaves garnishing the curry. These were from the garden and the coriander flavour was intensely bright - much more thrilling than store-bought hothouse coriander leaf.
An uninvited guest
More uninvited guests - there were 5 in all but they moved around so much that it was impossible to get a shot with all of them together.
They're cute now, aren't they? But... they are wild animals. We decided to go inside for dessert.
Dessert: faux Black Forest Cake - miracle chocolate cake soaked in Kirsch, ice cream and stewed cherries
Gewurtztraminer is also fabulous with cake