Bells at Killcare, on the NSW Central Coast, will present an afternoon with writer and broadcaster Annabel Crabb on 22 October 2017, where she will share anecdotes and patisseries, both wicked and delicate, over delicious conversation and confections.
Annabel’s popular ABC tv series, Kitchen Cabinet, presented Aussie pollies in their own kitchens, cooking a meal with the host and letting their guard down, somewhat, as she gently ‘grilled’ each. Annabel would bring along dessert, and viewer response to these resulted in the publication of ‘Special Delivery – Favourite Food to Make and Take’, co-written with Wendy Sharpe.
At Bells at Killcare, Annabel will take the loose Kitchen Cabinet concept and present a cooking demonstration and her “Kitchen Cabinet Confidential” insights, before a question-time session and an afternoon tea of “just desserts”.
A highlight of afternoon tea in the elegant Conservatory will be the unforgettable Kitchen Cabinet icon – the chocolate choux buns topped with freeze-dried raspberries with which Annabel wowed Bob Hawke. Described by Annabel as “brilliantly bouffant”, they were inspired by the famous Hawke coif and dubbed Silver Bodgie Choux Buns. The menu will also feature the acclaimed mini pavlovas with passionfruit curd bestowed upon Kevin Rudd.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bouddi Foundation for the Arts, a local group supporting & encouraging young artists from the NSW Central Coast. Theatre legend and local resident John Bell is patron and chair of the Foundation.
Bells at Killcare presents Afternoon Tea with Annabel Crabb on Sunday October 22 from 2pm-5pm. Cost is $45 per person and reservations can be made by calling Bells at Killcare (02) 4349 7000. Weekend packages are available for guests wishing to stay.