Summer cruise aboard True North
" relaxing afternoon of friendship, food, and wine "
On a stunning summer Saturday afternoon with clear blue skies and a gentle cooling breeze, members and invited guests boarded True North, a mono-hull adventure yacht specialising in lavish style discovery voyages around the Australian coastline.
Anticipated relaxing afternoon of friendship, food, and wine began with glasses of chilled sparkling from Wise Wines, one of Margaret River’s finest. We felt special already particularly when we explored the luxurious interior.
To our delight, Tony Isle shucked freshest farmed Albany Rock oysters against the West Australian coastline’s backdrop. Naturally perfect from Southern Ocean’s unspoilt waters the oysters were plump, deliciously creamy, with a hint of sea salt and a lingering savoury taste.
Leaving Fremantle, we headed north towards Cottesloe. The attentive crew commenced serving our relaxed lunch of quality food from locally-sourced produce prepared by passionate Chefs Amanda Ivankovic and Luke Pursell.
Throughout the day, guests were lavished with a choice of beverages to pair with the food offerings. Including selections of wine and artisanal gin provided by our wonderful friends at Wise Wines.
Bruschetta served two-ways
Sweet local crab, delicate mayonnaise
sprinkled with fennel on a crispy toasted base
or with cherry tomatoes and grape
Kingfish ceviche with coconut, turmeric, lime
Perfectly-seared Shark Bay scallops
smoked corn puree, crispy prosciutto crumb
Tempura prawns, Ponzu Kewpie mayonnaise
Beef cheek croquettes rich, deep flavour
olive aioli, pickled chilies
Corn and jalapeno arancini, lemon aioli
Panko crumbed King George whiting
hand cut potato wedges, tartare sauce, lemon
Chicken Teriyaki, sticky rice, sesame slaw
Silky dark chocolate tart with fresh berries
Sweet sticky mini Pavlovas with Chantilly cream
Yuzu curd, fresh strawberries
WINES AND GINS
Sparkling Bead Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Sparkling Black Bead 2018 Shiraz
2021 Porongorup Riesling
2020 Eagle Bay Chardonnay
2020 Great Southern Pinot Noir
2020 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
Signature Gin, Ginger Gin, Pink Gin
(using Chardonnay grapes as the base liquor)
and a superbly rich Shiraz Gin
Topped with soda or tonic, garnished with fruits and herbs
all were lovely and thirst quenching on such a warm day!
Another wonderful culinary journey making a perfect occasion to catch up with friends and make new ones. Special thanks again to two wonderful chefs and True North’s fabulous crew.
Vive la Chaîne!
Based on a detailed report prepared by Dame de la Chaîne Fran Andrews and Vice-Chancelier Sande Saulsman