Cooking inspo: Tracey's degustation dinner party

A while back, I met a new friend and we clicked instantly when we started talking about a mutual interest - good food of course! Tracey and her husband Andrew moved to Canberra earlier this year. They love eating out, but they are also a pair of masterchefs at home! She told me about the time that they were holidaying in Jervis Bay for Easter and prepared a 10-course degustation dinner party for their friends! They even had a spreadsheet to keep track of what had to be done when!!

I was so impressed by this that I asked Tracey if she wouldn't mind sharing the photos and details of this amazing meal with my readers. Not only didn't she mind, she also gave me a recipe for one of the courses!! So without further ado, here are the photos of each course of this epic 10-course dinner party!

Oysters 3 ways -Natural with wasabi avocado -Demitasse of cream of oyster soup -Fried shallot with rouille

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Jamon Iberico with Balsamic glaze and cherry tomatoes

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Crab crème brulee (check out the recipe!) with ocean trout crackling, rouille, pickled ginger and crème fraiche

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Mushrooms with thyme, panko crumb and black truffle oil

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Ocean trout tartare with avocado, fried noodle and tangelo cubes

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Octopus with potato, oregano, radish and cucumber

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Black pudding with coconut cauliflower puree and apricot conserve

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Albondigas (Spanish meatballs) with parmesan curl

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Ginger mousse with pineapple juice and rosewater pearls

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Grand Marnier chocolate mousse with chocolate lattice, chocolate soil, pistachios crumb and raspberry coulis

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Tracey and Andrew have travelled the world extensively and have documented their travels on their blog Foodivores. If you go through the archive, 2010 is Europe, 2012 is Africa and 2013 is New Zealand.

Are you a cooking god, kitchen goddess or Canberra's next Masterchef? Would you like to share your culinary creations and inspire me and my readers? Send your photos (with captions) to thefoodave at gmail dot com and you could be featured on the blog! If you have a recipe to accompany the photos, even better!! :)