The first cook-off started at 9.30am and I sat through two full sessions that ended at about noon.
|This lovely girl smiled every time I pointed the camera at her.|
|Liam Flynn from Flynns Restaurant, Yungaburra|
The Peace Lutheran College students, Alexandria and George, were competing and as they were right in my vision I concentrated on what they were cooking.......lamb kebabs with roasted vegetable couscous and a fresh tomato sauce for main meal and lemon meringue tartlets for dessert. I watched Alexandria make the tarts and pop them in the oven. When she went to take them out of the oven somehow the whole tray upended into the bottom of the oven. They couldn't be saved.....poor girl. Anyway they quickly re-grouped and instead of a dessert they made an entree from the leftover ingredients from the main. Splendid recovery!
|The last time we saw the little lemon meringue tartlets!|
After lunch I went for a nice long walk around the grounds. The festival is at the Chinese Temple Gardens on the western side of Atherton and everywhere you walk you come across lovely chinese pieces. Some are considered good luck like this one
and this one is the lotus flower
There were hundreds of people milling around the various stalls and I think the organising committee would have been happy with the numbers even though it was a miserable day.
Nick from Nicks Restaurant in Yungabura and another fellow were put in "jail" and had to sing for their supper...very well I might add. They were collecting donations for charity.
As I left the grounds and headed towards my car I passed a vintage car display. The owners should be very proud of their restorations!
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and my congratulations go to the Rotary Club for putting on such a wonderful festival every year. I look forward to 2016.