Gavin Forman

Local chef Gavin Forman discusses tips and techniques you can use to make your next trip into the kitchen spectucular.

With over 20 years of professional cooking, Gav certainly has some knowledge that will help anyone in the kitchen.

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Gavin started his career as an apprentice working in some of Ireland’s leading restaurants, including La Stampa (a unique hotel located in the heart of Dublin city centre).  He gained his professional qualifications at the City and Guilds of London Institute, the leading provider of vocational qualifications in the United Kingdom.

A major highlight of Gavin’s career was his three year appointment as Head Chef of the Newcastle Club – a very old institution of Newcastle’s business community, offering an exceptionally high standard of dining and old-fashioned traditions of service, courtesy, comfort and charm.

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

4 ingredients only 
1/2  lemon juice
1/2 white sugar
1/4  diced butter
3 eggs

Whisk eggs lemon and sugar together. Add to a thick bottomed pot On a medium heat, add the butter continuously whisking until thick. Should coat the spoon. Chill for 8 hours.

Serve and enjoy 

The Beloved Pumpkin Soup

1 onion
1 leek
1 peeled potato
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
1kg peeled jap pumpkin
1 carrot
1 Lt chicken stock

Rough chop potato, carrot, pumpkin, onion and leek. Sautée in a large pot until the onion softens. Stir through nutmeg and cumin. Add stock and bring to the boil. Allow to smimmer until all the vegetables are soft. Blend, season and serve. Enjoy