Goat- Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Chefs Table Lunch at Spice Kitchen

by Doc-G on April 9, 2008

Today was another really lucky day for me. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) had a chefs table lunch at one of my favourite restaurants in the world ‘Spice Kitchen’ and were catered for by the lovely hosts Ragini and Sujoy Dey. I have known Ragini through the Food Media Club of Australia for a little while now and her lovely demeanor and extreme knowledge of Indian food make any visit with her both pleasurable and insightful.

Anyway, the purpose of the lunch was to raise awareness of goat meat and so Ragini devised a beautiful menu to highlight the wonderful qualities of goat meat. During her talk, she raised the point that whilst 70% of Indians were vegetarians, goat was the favourite meat of Indians. In Australia, the consumption of goat meat falls way behind that of Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork and other conventional meats but is slowly growing in popularity. The majority of goat meat in Australia is produced from wild goats although there are a number of dedicated goat producers who are now starting to produce grain fed goat meat which is not as dry and chewy as its wild counterparts. All the dishes were matched with wines from Fox Creek winery and a wonderful time was had by all.

I apologise for the state of the pictures. I (stupidly) did not bring a flash but luckily had the 50mm 1.4 which meant I could shoot without flash but had to settle for extreme depth of field which looks like I was trying to be too cool with my pictures. Anyway, enjoy!

Appetiser
Hyderabadi Goat Shank baked Kababs with toasted ‘sheermal’ bread

Entree
For the Tandoor “Sheekh Kabab” Goat Loin Cutlets and Keema Naan

Main Course
Rogan Josh Two Ways
Shoulder of Goat Curry with ground goat meat balls in tomato ginger gravy with Goat ‘Biriyani’ Basmati rice cooked in a goat spare rib stock

Dessert
‘Bones of Goat’

The Sponsors for todays lunch were:
P&D Exports (Goat)
Fox Creek Wines (Wine)
Fosters Group (Beer)

If you either live in Adelaide or are travelling to Adelaide and would like to try the wonderful food of Ragini Dey, please contact the Spice Kitchen on the details below and tell her that Dr George sent you. You will certainly have a wonderful time.

Dhaba @ The Spice Kitchen
www.spicekitchen.com.au

242 Kensington Road
Kensington Park, SA 5068, Australia
+61 8 8331 8667

Open Mon,Sat-Sun 6pm-10pm; Tue-Fri 12pm-10pm

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