41st Antiqua Chef's Competition
Jo Gains was a highly commendable runner up in the Chef's
Competition at the 41st Charter Yacht Show in Antigua December
2002. The 'Under 80 foot Sailing Class' was keenly contested
and the standards were exceptionally high. Jo presents below
her culinary preparations.
Lobster tail brushed with melted butter and seasoned with
fresh nutmeg, wrapped in steamed calalloo and a thin case
of puff pastry and baked until golden. Served with a champagne
reduction with cream and local fish roe. Garnished with
deep fried calalloo leaves and Rosella flowers, an edible
flower indigenous to both Australia and the Caribbean.
A parfait dusted with locally produced cocoa powder garnished
with passion fruit tuille biscuits spiced with ground ginger,
allspice and cloves, and surrounded by fresh tropical fruit
with a vanilla bean glaze.
A 26 year old with boundless enthusiasm for all aspects
of the charter yacht industry. Having no formal training
save for a brief course at Le Cordon Bleu, inspiration comes
from a love of good cookery books, constantly practicing
new ideas and the encouragement of numerous likeminded friends.
A Millennium edition Oyster 66 available for Caribbean
charters year-round, stunningly outfitted and immaculately
Runner Up in the Concours de Chef - Sailing Yachts
80ft and under Antigua Boatshow 2002.