Ocean Magazine : 3 September October 2005
98 | ocean The power of the boat is extremely impressive. The twin V12 MAN engines are capable of producing 1000kw of power and producing a top speed of 37 knots. Add to that the sleek lines, comfortable furniture -- both in the cabin and on the front and rear decks -- an open top roof and a brilliant Bose sound system and you're on a boat that really is hard to get off. When we pulled up near Taronga Zoo, Greg produced a peppered beef carpaccio with horseradish aioli and wild rocket. Some of us matched it with the Brown Brothers Tarango (an interesting blend of wine based on the Portuguese red grape variety Touriga), while others went for the crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Both matched the beef well, and especially the dish's horseradish aioli. Cooking while flying along the water was nothing new to Greg and he relished the chance to be cooking below deck once more. Since leaving Aussie Rules, Greg opened Sugaroom in Pyrmont, which has, in just a few months, received wide acclaim. "It was a lot of fun being back on a boat and cooking," he said. "I loved it before; being able to see so many different places, while travelling in pure luxury." Following on from the carpaccio, Greg one of the best takes on Barramundi I have had in a long time. It was pan fried with an oxtail ravioli and a confit tomato dressing. Brown Brothers' cool climate Shiraz, and their crisp Pinot Grigio, came out for this course. Once again, a great match with both the red and white. The Pinot Grigio was a stunner with the barramundi, while the Shiraz married the oxtail ravioli very well indeed. Following on from the main course, it was time for the dessert. And what a dessert it was too. A buttermilk pannacotta with fresh berries, strawberry jus and almond tuile. Served alongside Brown Brothers' multi-award winning 2002 'Patricia' Noble Riesling. Here was the match of the day. One of the best desserts in Sydney with one of Australia's top stickies. As another brilliant food and wine afternoon came to a close, we were reminded of just how beautiful Sydney Harbour is. Cruising past the Opera House and under the Bridge on one of the most stunning open motor yachts available in Australia. As many on board said that day, it doesn't get much better than this. DETAILS: Brown Brothers wines www.brownbrothers.com.au Sugaroom www.sugaroom.com.au Azimut - Atlantic Motor Yachts email@example.com Dean Husband from Atlantic Motor Yachts, Christian McDermott from Brown Brothers, Hillary Buckman, Jenny Bassett and Anthony Twibill from OCEAN enjoying Sydney Harbour on the Azimut 68S.
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