On sunday we took a trip down to Mandurah to have lunch with a family friend. Ivan is the Executive Chef at M on the Point, the outpost for the Subiaco Hotel in Mandurah. We were so lucky to be treated to one of Ivan's lunches, it was incredible.
We started with sardines on toast, and chatter. Followed by a truly decadent crab mousse with lobster bisque for the entree.
We then had duck a l' orange with creamy dauphinoise potatoes and a gorgeous fresh rocket salad.
What was so nice, was that we sat around for hours chatting about Ivan's amazing european adventures and food that we love. There was no reason to hurry. I think that we spend so much time being 'busy' and 'hurried' that we forget to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, like food and good friends.
Then before we could even think about what we wanted next, Ivan brought out dessert, the most decadent lemon posset with a crisp shortbread and strawberries on the side. Finished off with coffee it was the most perfect end to a beautiful lunch.
It was a lovely afternoon and a perfect way to spend a Sunday. Thank you Ivan for your hospitality and all the time and effort that you put into creating such a gastronomic delight. Cant wait for the next time!