Sunday, November 30, 2008

Eurodore Port Melbourne

Eurodore is amazing- their selection of cheese and delicacies is definitely worth a look if you're in the area, but unfortunately my breakfast choice this morning was a real flop. Zucchini fritters- they were doughy and not cooked well enough. Just not up to scratch. Accompanying salmon was great though- so I didn't have to starve!

I had to suffer through food envy as hubby's scrambled eggs were divine with crispy fat slices of bacon. And our friend from Perth's porridge with rhubarb and pistachios were wonderful.

A brilliant spot to sit outside nd enjoy the brekky, just avoid the fritters!

271 Bay Street Port Melbourne

03 9646 3499

Open 8am - 7pm every day

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hubby's Beef Wellington

This was divine. Something a bit different for a Sunday roast.

You take 2 pieces of good scotch fillet.

Season and seal in the pan.

Pan fry mushrooms and thyme.

Top the scotch fillet with duck pate, your mushrooms and a fresh sprig of thyme.
Wrap it up in puff pastry.
Brush the top with egg yolk

Bake in a hot oven until golden brown.

Serve with mash and veges.

Worst Mojito ever

Wow, now I've experienced the worst Mojito ever. At the Fitzroy Spanish Festival. Disappointment!
What's really bad is I can't remember the name of the bar to warn people. A pub on the corner of Johnston and Brunswick- actually really good fun- full as you'd expect at festival time- great music, good mixed crowd.
But the mojito was made with dark rum, a slice of lime- not big chunks- and the most pathetic sprig of mint you've ever seen. And sugar syrup, instead of raw sugar. Undrinkable and most definitively the worst mojito I've ever tasted.
Understandable if they'd have had 20 cocktails on the list, but for the Spanish festival, they had a total of 4 cocktails on offer. Pathetic!
In will find out what the place was called to name and shame!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Breakfast at Sweethearts

263 Coventry StSouth Melbourne, VIC 3205(03) 9690 6752

Don't expect to just walk in off the street- you know the breakfast has to be good where you have to book a table! We were lucky this Sunday and got an outside table with no booking - made my day thats for sure!
Their selection of slightly unusual breakies are brilliant- I had the Mexican eggs- 2 perfectly poached eggs on toasted muffins, with delicious chilli beans, sausage and avocado. To soak up some of the egg I got one of thier roesti as well- mmm deep fried, potato obviously shredded on the premises- these are not even vaguely related to those deepfried hashbrowns most places now seem to rely on. Divine!
My niece had the Mediteranean- eggs on polenta with pesto- slightly imaginative, but not too 0ut there and absolutely delicious!
Coffee is great and the service was really pleasant.
I love this joint!