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Paul Murray’s top ten culinary experiences of 2009

Paul Murray - 2009-12-14

Delectable canapés served at the graduation reception of the Silwood School of Cookery Graduation. 

Pol Roger
Champagne Vintage 1998 with beef stroganoff made by a Russian friend, with her friend, Steve. At the table she sang a lullaby from Prokoviev in the most beautiful voice.


Dining at Belthazar with my nephew Mark, to celebrate his CA exam. Chicago cut medium with mustard sauce accompanied by Kevin Arnold Wine.

A private supper prepared by me for friends: Belgian endive and red pepper with buffalo mozzarella and jus of extra vergine olive oil, balsamic vinegar and freshly squeezed lemon juice; Norwegian salmon served with salad and humus; accompanied by Constantia Uitsig 2004 Bordeaux Blend.

Pizza at Knead Bakery.

Brandon and Tony at Nelson’s Eye cooked up a rump with cumin and mushroom sauce, accompanied by Beyerskloof Pinotage.


Delectable lamb with broccoli, cauliflower and roast potatoes at my Mother’s 80th party, cooked by Michael and staff at Heritage Manor, Somerset West (Saturday 5th December).


Reading Anna del Conte, Risotto with Nettles: A Memoir, Chatto & Windus, 2009. Click here to order Risotto with Nettles: A Memoir from kalahari.net.

Read up The Italian Cookery Course, Katie Caldesi, 2009 – a must for Italophiles! For the classes or descriptions thereof click here. Click here to order The Italian Cookery Course from kalahari.net.

At number ten, I definitely have to say the dinner last night at Bukhara as a guest of Sabi and Elana and friends, drinking Meerlust Merlot, Paul Cluver Pinotage and R & R Classique!

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