|Beautiful Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Buffalo|
Mozzarella and Figs drizzled with x.v olive oil
Chef Jules is back, and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays. A lot has happened since my last posting. A trip to the Chatham Islands, to help our friend Val Croon of Hotel Chathams, set up his shark cage dive business, and sample the unique landscape, culture and of course the local produce. Being a seafood lover, it was nirvana for me, abundant crayfish, Paua (Abalone), Blue Cod, Kina (sea eggs) and much more! I will talk more about the trip in the future, but suffice to say it was quite an experience, made great by Val's hospitality.
|Chatham Island Great White Shark playing with our tuna,|
10 minutes before I jumped in the cage.