I love baby showers. The excitement in the air, the adorable gifts, the gorgeous Mum-to-be - there's just something extra special about them. That is why I was so excited to help my cousin Michelle out with a beautiful baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of her little man.
Inspired by the brilliant blue colour of blue hydrangea flowers, the shower was held at The Centennial Room at The Centennial Hotel in Woollahra.
The table was lined with white, blue and lavender florals and each table setting featured a handmade place card, menu and beautifully wrapped favour box with a special message personally thanking each guest for attending.
It was a lunchtime event, catered "family style" by the incredible team at The Centennial Hotel.
Entrees to Share:
Selection of local charcuterie pickles, alto olives and grilled sourdough.
Salad of farro and grilled broccoli with charred eggplant puree and macadamias.
Crystal bay prawns fried in fennel and Szechuan salt, served with chilli aioli.
Heirloom tomato and feta salad served with raspberry vinegar, za'atar and basil.
Smoked duck salad and spiced cherries with white turnip puree and puffed red rice.
Centennial prawn cocktail crystal bay prawns, young cos, kipflers and marie rose.
Mains to Share:
Chargrilled holmbrae chicken, roast butternut squash and thyme jus gras.
Black Angus grass fed chateaubriand, horseradish jus and roasted vegetables.
Roast local market fish with warm pea salad, pomelo, mint and radish.
Green salad with citrus vinaigrette dressing.
Fries with herb sea salt.
Green beans with toasted almonds.
Verbena cream creme fraiche sorbet and strawberry granita.
Zokoko chocolate, salted caramel and honeycomb delice.