“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





01 November 2015


The Saturday Table started 25 years ago at T-Chow restaurant in Adelaide's Chinatown. 

Sometimes 'The Table' travels afar. Yesterday we/they came to the Jackson Family's Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard.

Cheong Liew and Nigel Rich (below) cooked flesh; Christopher Sykes made sweets; Peter Fraser presented wine from this vineyard and Yangarra Estate, over the ridge at Kangarilla ...  these photos Milton Wordley

The T-Chow Table commenced soon after the restaurant first opened in a small premises on the corner of Market and Gouger Streets in Adelaide. Some of us began dining there after our Saturday morning market shopping. It became a great table for duck, measured gastronomic extravagance (usually) and skiting with impossibly good and rare wines. 

Many famous gastronomes, ethanologists, fried shrinks, poets, painters, spectacular panhandlers pinstripers and pinksters visited over the years ... photo Philip White

Cheong cooked Bee Hoon, a Malaysian rice vermicelli seafood 'paella' with squid ink ... Nigel parked his spitroasting barbecue trailer and cooked a biodynamic lamb from the vineyard and stuffed with its new season vine shoots ... these photos Milton Wordley
Nigel's glass is often nearly empty ...this one Philip White ... porn below by Milton Wordley

Nigel, Cheong, Peter Fraser (Yangarra Estate/Hickinbotham Clarendon Estate general manager and chief winemaker) and Christopher Sykes, who made these friggin amazing desserts of fruit and chocolate, photographed by Milton Wordley ... 

eating typefaces looks like being the next big read thing ... 

book club chews

1 comment:

LeMacnoir said...

Deep Envy of those bleeders;
Can't wait till that hallowed
laneway leads to the planned cellar door