Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pizazz!!


Gbf's parents came to visit recently and this is what they pulled out for show & tell.

It looks flat in the photos but its really a bowl made out of telephone wires!! They found it in a gift shop on their way to our house. Such wonderful colours and the electric spiral is so full of...Pizazz!!
The next day we all went to Ashcrofts Restaurant in Blackheath. We were sipping our wines when the bread came out... in a Telephone Wire bowl!!

What a coincidence!! The owners of the restaurant had found them on a trip to Africa about 5 years ago.
Our lunch was outstanding!! Each course better than the last, the service exceptional and the company was wonderful.

Here's dessert -Vanilla Bean Custard with Spun Toffee. Sprinkled with rose petals! Yum!!

One of the most memorable desserts I've ever had!! It turned out to be a day full of pizazz!!

A few people have asked how we ate our desserts... We weren't quite sure to begin with and started by nibbling at the sugar shards. As we gained confidence we broke the toffee down into the custard and gobbled it up. :)

20 comments:

Janet said...

I love the bowl! It seems like just your taste. The dessert looks fantastic, a real bit of thetre there. Glad you enjoyed the weekend.

Sasha said...

Those bowls are so neat. I love all of the different colors.
I have to ask... how did you eat your dessert? I think I would end up making such a mess lol!!

Karen said...

Beautiful colours in the bowl - and what a coincidence!!
That dessert looks wonderful!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Wow- definitely full of pizazz for sure!

Mary said...

Yes, how did you eat your dessert? So interesting!

Mary said...

Wow! Rachael...that is quite a coincidence.....kind of spooky!!! I love it with all those colors. The dessert looks yummy, but how on earth did you get to the custard? What a fun day!!!

Lynda said...

I see a lot of fabric design from those bowls - inside and out. What fun stuff

Melissa P said...

Pizazz and then some! I've only ever seen those telephone wire bowls in much smaller sizes. Yours is incredible--in size and design.

Love the drama of that dessert too. What a great time.

regan said...

Those bowls are gorgeous! The colors and spirals are amazing....and it's telephone wire!?! Very cool!

And those desserts are amazing! I love the drama of the spun toffee.....desserts should always be a work of art!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! What fun, from the bowl to the dessert, and of course your visit with good company.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

LOVE those bowls! So colorful and clever. Dessert looks like fun. AND I love the flags you hung in your last post. You are soooo cool!!!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

OMG I want that dessert!!! The bowl is just pure pizzass with the most outstanding colours Rachael...and what a co-incidence that the restaurant had one too...Have a wonderful week...and I still want that dessert!!!

Karen 'n Chris said...

Mouthwatering desserts. Spun sugar decorations should always be served with a "How to Eat" card.
Gorgeously vibrant bowls.
Would go brilliantly with your new Sass Early Birds Mug. So droolworthy. Congrats on the win.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Goodness you did have a weekend for some unusual eye candy....love that desert!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

The bowl is gorgeous, were you able to figure out how they made it? The dessert looks like a work of art, I would be afraid to ruin it!

Terry said...

Wonderful spirals. Lots of the circles going around. Glad the visit was a hit. !!

Jen said...

Great post! Love the bowl and that dessert is out of this world!

Melody said...

The bowls are wonderful but that dessert out-shines everything.

Barb said...

what a cool bowl! The colors are great, and would make a stunning quilt -
I love that dessert.
I've been watching Top Chef Just Desserts and I wish they had sometime like that. I love cotton candy and spun toffee - it's so structural and fun!!
what fun you had
xo

AlessandraLace said...

I love the bowl too, delicious dessert. hugs

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