Friday, July 10, 2009

Gordon Ramsay - The Good Food and Wine show

I enjoyed last years Good Food and Wine show so much, I bought tickets the day it was released to see Gordon Ramsay. Although I had front row seats last year, they increased the size of the theatre half way through selling the tickets. Meaning what had originally been first row centre seats became seats on the side of the theatre. Luckily, this year our seats were right infront of the stage, and on the main side of the kitchen that Ramsay was cooking in (There was 2 benches).

Alistair Munroe - Picked on by Ramsay...surprise suprise.

The man himself

Someone said he botoxed his chin? Is it true?

Lucky winner!

This girl had gotten up onto stage before Ramsay came out to participate in a dancing contest. After walking away with a gift, she was also sitting in the lucky chair that contained a $1000 Breville voucher!!!

Ramsay interviews his guests

4 lucky people were invited onto the stage to enjoy the food he cooked. This kid was some national cooking champion. Talk about luck!

Tracey was safe...Kevin wasn't.

Ramsay giving everything away again

This years Good Food and Wine show was noticeably different from last year. Numbers were down. Last year the theatre was completely packed out. Maybe it was the Sunday morning session, but less than half of the theatre was full. The prize Ramsay gave away was also much more cost efficient than last year. Last year was food processors, blenders, pots, pans etc. This year was toasters, kettles, wine and books. I did score a nice wine cooler bag off him (the black bag in the photo next to the wine).

I didn't take any photos of the show this year. I was kind of on a mission to taste test everything and buy everything. So armed with bags filled with groceries made it really hard to handle my camera. I still had a fantastic time and walked away with heaps of goodies! Plus I also FINALLY got to meet the lovely ChocolateSuze after stalking her last year from the shadows ;)


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Good idea laying down the camera in favour of tasting! ;)

SoRMuiJAi said...

Stomach rules over the brain all the time! haha