Saute garlic, shallots, cauliflower, thyme, bay leaf, and mace in butter and oil for 5 minutes. Deglaze with wine and reduce by half. Add the stock and cook until cauliflower is soft and mushy (approx. 1 hour). Add oysters and cream. Bring to boil and cook for another five minutes. Remove from heat and blend until smooth. Strain soup through a fine sieve. Ladle into serving bowl and top with poached egg, caviar, and a sprig of chervil.
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Recipe courtesy of Andrew Carlisle, Sutton Place