Ninderry Manor Japanese dinner

Again, we have enjoyed the superb cooking and hospitality of the Sunshine Coast region’s premier bed and breakfast, Ninderry Manor, with hosts Miyuki and Aki Kitabatake, for a fabulous Japanese dinner in their elegant dining room. Since we have dined there several times in the past and unfailingly return, Aki determined that this time, we would experience some dishes which Japanese enjoy as part of their normal dining.

The mouthwatering and very healthy menu consisted of

(1) Crispy tempura prawns, pumpkin, capsicum and lotus roots with dipping sauce into which we stirred delicious grated radish.

(2) Teriyaki swordfish with lime and lemon pepper, set off to perfection with sesame sauce and homemade pickled ginger.

(3) Kon Nyaku – beef with vegetables, homemade yam noodles and divine shitake mushroom, with seven different spices in a broth of soy, sugar and ginger.

(4) Roasted eel in nori roll alongside a mixed sushi of rice, spring onion, sesame seed and seaweed topped with salmon roe, accompanied by wakame – a miso soup with tofu and seaweed.

(5) The dessert piece de resistance – a quartet of homemade icecreams – vanilla, green tea, black sesame seed and the delicious azuki bean.

Ninderry Manor is not to be missed – for unforgettable dinners and short relaxing holidays on the Sunshine Coast.

Echelon Grey – live music for Sunshine Coast weddings

Superb and stylish, Mark and Bec from wedding band Echelon Grey add class and atmosphere to Sunshine Coast weddings. With a wide, flexible repertoire, the band’s delicious vocals blend perfectly with Mark’s accomplished guitar playing. Samples of their music can be downloaded from their site.

The revamped site has already achieved first place on Google for the phrase – “Sunshine Coast wedding music”.

Happy 2008

To all our many clients and friends, we wish much happiness and prosperity for the coming year! If you look closely, in the foreground you will see a hungry green critter who shared the solstice season with us sheltering from the wet, enjoying christmas cake.

Happy 2008