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CnF 784 x 342 1 Corks 'n' Forks February 2020
Dear Members - HNY to you all!Our first Corks ‘n’ Forks event for the year will be a tasting/tour in the seated comfort of the Pioneers Room on Thursday 27 February at 6pm with the working title ‘An Iberian Jaunt’. Given Iberia includes for vinous purposes not only Spain and Portugal but their respective territories of the Canary Islands, Azores, and Madeira, it should be an interesting evening.The tasting/tour will be hosted by Ian/Ches Cook from Five Way Cellars in Paddington, who’ll...
Motoring Cropped Motoring Group February 2020
2019 was a successful year for the Motoring Group with an ever growing group of RACA members enjoying the camaraderie of other motoring enthusiasts. We held the RACA Motoring Tour in Canberra, staying at the Commonwealth Club and visiting the National Museum and several local wineries and restaurants. In August we held the Annual Dinner, focusing on the growth of Women in Motorsport with two very experienced drivers: Emily Duggan and Chelsea Angelo. In December, several of the Motoring Group com...
Corks and Forks Corks 'n' Forks December 2019
Dear MembersAs we approach the end of another successful Corks ‘n’ Forks year, and start to think about our 2020 schedule, I thought a brief recap of our 2019 events might be useful, particularly for those members unable for whatever reason to join us this year and enjoy the various things we do.As we’ve done in previous years, we continued our successful ‘tasting/tour’ programme throughout 2019. Themes this year ranged from ‘Good Wines from Unexpected Places’, ‘Spot the Differen...
ceo CEO Message, December 2019
Dear Members,The last you heard from me was a few months ago and our calendar year has nearly come to an end.On the 9th of October the President’s Cocktail Party was held for our long-standing members of 25 years and longer. It was very well visited with everyone enjoying themselves and praising the good food, beverages and service not to forget the great music throughout the evening. We also distributed 25 and 50 year pins for all our members to commemorate their long-standing membership and...
Chefs Corner web Chefs Corner November, 2019
SOMETHING SWEET!Our Executive Chef, Gary Ryley, shares his all-time favourite!BANANA & FIG PUDDINGIngredients3 cups dates1 cup dried figs4 cups water2 tsp baking powder200g softened butter2 cups caster sugar4 eggs5 cups self-raising flour150g broken dark chocolateButter for coating ramekinsCaramelised BananaMethodPreheat oven to 180C.Add the dates, figs into boiling water, once boiling add the bi-carb, cook for 5 min, blend with a hand blender until smooth.Cream the butter and sugar in a mi...
message from president header big Message from the President
Dear Members,With the 116th Annual General Meeting of the Club behind us, and another calendar year almost coming to a close, the Board and management thank members for their loyalty and custom during the year which continues to be instrumental in underpinning the ongoing sustainability of the Club.All members of your incumbent Board were re-elected for another term of office.  Each member of your Board thanks members for their ongoing support.The Board and Management will continue to focus on...
motorcar2 RACA Motoring November, 2019
The Steering Committee of the Motoring Group met recently to plan out the next few months activities that will include a mix of events - both internal to the RACA and externally where we will fly the club flag. We are also reviewing how to share and communicate better with the club membership so that everyone will know in good time when and where our events will be held. Of course, our regular catchup is on the last Friday of each month - our “Fluid Friday”. This is an opportunity to meet m...
corks and forks Corks 'n' Forks November 2019
Dear MembersBlack Tie Henschke Dinner – Friday 29 November 2019 – ‘Henschke with a Tasmanian Twist’The highlight of the Corks ‘n’ Forks calendar is our Black Tie (optional) Henschke Dinner. This year will be our 8th, and we’ve decided to do something a little different.The theme this year will be ‘Henschke with a Tasmanian Twist’, and what we’ll be doing is comparing cool climate Henschke wines from their Adelaide Hills vineyards with comparable wines from Tasmania. There’l...
lamb shoulder picture 1 Chefs Corner October, 2019
HERB CRUSTED LAMB SHOULDER Ingredients1kg lamb shouldersplash of olive oil1 carrot1 celery1 onion1 bay leaf3 sprigs thyme3 sprigs rosemary300ml white wine2 litres chicken stockMethod  Preheat the oven to 90°C. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat, and seal lamb shoulder on each side until nicely browned. Place into an ovenproof dish with the vegetables, herbs and wine, and pour in enough stock so the meat is 3/4 covered. Cover with a lid and cook for 12 hours. Herb crustIngrdient...
IMG 0733 1 Ladies Committee October, 2019
Dear Members,On Monday 26th August our luncheon guest speaker was sports CEO Karen Grega who took us on an amazing journey of the life of her father and uncle as they survived the hardships of WW2 to arrive in the cane fields in Australia.We were happy to welcome President Michael Callanan to our lunch. Michael is a great supporter of our Ladies Committee functions, which we do appreciate. On Monday 25th November 2019 the Ladies Committee will hold their final luncheon of the year which wil...
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