By Chris R.
On Saturday the 8th of October, Possum Valley hosted its first fundraising tour and degustation dinner. With renowned vegan foodies Pete Blake and Andrew Thompson in the kitchen, the menu was exciting and much awaited.
Despite the tempest, guests braved the conditions for a tour of the Sanctuary and met many of the animals before rain stopped play, with everyone taking shelter in the renovated barn for pre-dinner drinks and socialising, before the amazing food was served.
The menu was a five course gourmet delight:
*Mezze plate – pickled vegetables, baked almond feta, crisp bread, pate and chutney
*Cream of broccoli and miso soup, mushroom tempura, drizzle of truffle oil
*Maple glazed baked pumpkin, Spanish inspired croquet, mild curry sauce with smashed chickpeas
*Caramelised onion and spring veg tart, braised cauliflower, citrus dressed greens
*Desert tasting plate – a selection of delicious warm and cold desert bites
Between courses, guests mingled and were treated to an appearance by Genie the kid goat. A tour of the possum enclosures was also possible and our brush-tailed residents did not disappoint.
A big thank you to everyone who attended the event and a special thank you to our volunteers who worked so hard to make it happen, in particular, head chef Pete Blake. We hope to post some recipes of some of the featured delights soon!