Everything has a story
We use stories to entertain ourselves. Stories are used to inspire us.
Stories are the essence of our lives, they can bring a party to life or bring family and friends together.
Stories are often told at a meal time and it becomes a memorable moment for the people present at that telling.
Every dish on our degustation menu will come with a telling of a story.
A fable of the Nordic god Loki and his last dash for freedom as a gigantic salmon, or a dreamtime story of a barramundi escaping and turning to stone.
Not only will the food be fun and flavorsome, it will come with it a story, a fable.
Below are some examples of the dishes on the fable degsutation menu.
The original telling of little Red Riding Hood
The Real Little Red Story (a gruesome story that shouldn’t be delicious)
pork, beetroot, and….
In this version of the very naive little red riding hood, the young girl who cannot tell the difference between her grandmother and the wolf turns out to be a very dark and somewhat gruesome story.
Little red decides to have a race to her grandma's' house against a particularly charming and charismatic wolf.
Little red arrives at her Grandmas house, believing she has won the race, and gently knocks and enters the house.
Her 'Grandma' who is sick, has managed to prepare a meal for little red. It is laid out on the table for her with a glass of red wine.
The little bird by the window tweets to her, "Don't eat the meat, it is the meat of your grandmother." Little red either ignores, or does not hear the bird, and eats the meat.
The little bird by the window tweets to her, "Don't drink the wine, it is the blood of your Grandma." Again, little red ignores or does not hear, and drinks from the glass.
Little red is then called over to the bed by the wolf.
In some depictions of this story, little red does not escape with her life, in this one, she is able to resist the lure of the wolf, and escapes unaided.
It is said that this is a coming of age story, where little red has hit maturity, and is taking the place of her grandma in the family.
Daiwul, a Dream-time story about a heroic Barramundi
Daiwul, a Barramundi Dreaming Story
rocks, scales, and stones
During the Narrangarni or Dreamtime Creation Era, Daiwul the Barramundi swam down the Bow River near the Kimberley's in Western Australia.
Three women began chasing Daiwul down the river using a spinifex, (a traditional fishing method known as Kilkayi). Daiwul swims into in a cave to escape, but upon finding there is no exit at the far end, realizes she is trapped,so returned to the entrance where the women are waiting with their nets. Daiwul was very clever and jumped over the women and their fish nets, shedding her scales as she jumps. These scales then turned to diamonds of all the colors we know today. These diamonds are also known as rain stones, and are often thrown into rivers and lakes to create rain.
Daiwul jumps through a gap in the rocks, landing in the deep, clean water of Kowinji, or Cattle Creek rockhole.
As she dives down she turns into white stone, as a warning to all other barramundi not to swim the river. The old women who have chased the fish to Cattle Creek peer into the water to look for her and they too turn to stone, becoming a part of the landscape.
Even today there are three stone formations overlooking the creek.