HALLIDAY WINE EVENT BY QANTAS EPIQURE
It’s a hard job but someone’s got to do it. Pepe volunteered to take one for the team, so later this month he will be representing Team Pepe Saya at the annual Qantas EpiQure James Halliday Wine Companion awards, which are being held on July 28th at the Melbourne Museum. Pepe will have to console himself while he’s away from his beloved Mrs Pepe and their Pepettes with a five-course degustation menu and matching wines. Boo hoo…
QANTAS FIRST CLASS DISH WITH PEPE SAYA TRUFFLE BUTTER
Dish designed by Roger Barstow of Rockpool Group.
Speaking of Qantas, this month’s Market Inspiration dish on Qantas First Class international flights will be Sautéed Moreton Bay bugs in Pepe Saya truffle butter, served with soft polenta, green beans and chives – delish right? So get yourself a ticket – who cares where too – and tuck in.
TRUFFLE DINNERS BY AMAZING EXEC.CHEF MICHAEL CHATTO
LOVE the recipe and NEED more? As part of the annual Truffle Festival Canberra, Chifley’s are teaming up with local truffle producers and exec. chef Michael Chatto to create two truffle dinners.
COOKING WITH EXECUTIVE CHEF MICHAEL CHATTO
Let’s face it, winter with its coats, thick layers and nights spent by the fire, is the only time of year when we can eat carbs guilt free (ish). Here’s a seasonal pasta dish to die for from Executive Chef Michael Chatto of Chifley’s Bar & Grill
PUMPKIN & RICOTTA TORTELLINI
400g “00” flour
Pepe Saya butter sauce
100g Pepe Saya butter
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
Bring all ingredients together, except the egg for egg wash, work for five minutes (either in a mixer with dough hook or by hand)
Cut the rested dough into several smaller pieces and run it through your pasta machine to flatten it and stretch it. By the end the machine should be on setting 1 (or you could use pre-bought fresh pasta sheets)
Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil, add tortellini, and cook for 4 minutes or until the tortellini floats to the surface. Once tortellini are cooked drain them thoroughly.
Pepe Saya butter sauce
Heat a small frying pan on medium heat and cook 100 grams Pepe Saya butter until it turns a light brown colour
PLATING THE DISH
To serve, portion the tortellini into four bowls and spoon the butter sauce over the top, garnish with shaved Parmesan and truffles (optional)
PRODUCERS' DINNER AT THE SHERATON, MELBOURNE
People of Melbourne rejoice - Pepe Saya’s simply scrumptious cultured dairy product will be all up on your plate at a dinner highlighting Australian producers on July 29th. The menu, featuring offerings from Olsson's Salt, Cape Grim Beef, Yarra Valley Caviar, Friend and Burrell truffles, and of course the aforementioned Pepe Saya deliciousness, will be hosted by the fine folks at the Sheraton, Melbourne.
COME FIND US AT THE MARKETS IN JULY
|Pyrmont Growers’ Market||Saturday 4th|
|Eveleigh Market||Saturday 11th|
|Bastille Day Market||Oh la la!) at North Sydney Community Centre, Miller Street North Sydney - Saturday 11th|
|Northside Produce Market||North Sydney Community Centre - Saturday 18th|
Last month was busy (so what’s new), raise your hand if you got yourself along to one of the markets in June and tried some of Pepe’s new season Truffle Butter *everyone raises their hands* Tasty right?!
The theme of the month is definitely TRUFFLES, just quietly though, we’re all a bit worried about Pepe. He’s gone Truffle mad. Would it be rude to make a comparison between Gollum and his ‘precious’? Too late!
Take a look at what’s coming up this month and judge for yourself if Pepe Saya has precious truffle on his mind.
Love truffles just like Pepe? Then book yourself a spot on one of the Pepe Saya Truffle Hunts at Tarago Truffles. Anne and Denzil Sturgiss are hosting hunts every Saturday between now and the end of August. Each event includes a truffle hunt with specially trained truffle dogs and handlers followed by a lunch of soup, crusty bread and lashings of freshly shaved truffle.
Pepe is delighted to be celebrating the Braidwood Truffle Festival with Peter and Kate Marshall on 18-19th July. Just 2.5 hrs out of Sydney and well worth the trip, there will be truffle hunting, a dinner featuring all of Pepe Saya’s cultured dairy products and truffles to try and buy, plus a market with stalls and tastings