The Gourmet Barbecue
Once upon a spring day, the latest of group of lucky Diablo SupperClub recipe competition winners joined wine guy Joe Wadsack and myself in the Cotswolds for a culinary exploration of the char-grilled, yet terribly gourmet world of barbecuing - destination Weber Grill Academy.
Now before you let your mind get carried away with visions of sausages and burgers – STOP and think more along the lines of hickory smoked salmon fillets, goats cheese and sun dried tomato filo parcels and chocolate puddings… all cooked on the barbecue.
It was a day of gourmet barbecuing (the likes of which we had never seen!) and wonderful wines, or in other words a wonderful way to spend a Saturday!
After a glass of sparkling on arrival, our six winners and their guests were treated to a tasting of the Casillero del Diablo range, hosted by Joe. Next up, it was time to create a beautiful meal and learn all about using the humble barbecue for so much more than sausages and burgers! The menu was as follows:
Layered Smoked Salmon
Casillero del Diablo Viognier
Pastrami Lamb with Roasted Sweet Potato
Casillero del Diablo Pinot Noir
Sticky Lemongrass Chicken Skewers
Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay (Casablanca)
Served with Roasted Vine Tomatoes with Feta and Rosemary
Mediterranean Filo Parcels
Chocolate Molten Pudding
Rotisserie Honey & Orange Pineapple with a Honey & Mint Syllabub
Casillero del Diablo Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
What a day! After dessert, our contended and sufficiently full guests were whisked back to a luxury hotel in Oxford for the evening.
I have since received some wonderful feedback and wanted extend special thanks to Clare, Jamie and Sam from Weber Grill Academy, as well as Joe Wadsack for ensuring a fabulous time was had by all!
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