Friday, 9 March 2012

(Friday night dinner) Sushi Burger J Cafe

I love a good hamburger, and I love Japanese food. By their powers combined an awesome dinner is served!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Crawl & Bite

G and I are certainly enjoying the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival - we enjoyed Crawl & Bite on Monday night in the city. The aim is to try 3 nice places in Melbourne where you are offered a drink and a "small plate"

G and I went to:
  • Comme - delicious tomato and olive oil consomme, fancy fish and chips, wagyu skewer and a chocolate covered marshmallow. The consomme was the best, acidic and full-flavoured
  • Saint Peter's Trattoria - brushcetta with bacalla (salted cod), calimari stuffed with prawn, wagyu cannelloni - bruschetta was the best, but nothing was super inspiring
  • Longrain - seared tuna, pork hock and something very spicy (so spicy that I am not sure what was in it except for chilli!)

Food Truck Fiesta

As part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, G and I headed down to the Riverside Opening Weekend, and partook in what I call "Food Truck Fiesta" (it was officially called Food Trucks Unite).

G and I enjoyed a taste from several of the trucks:
  • chicken taco and potato taco from Taco Truck - delicious and amazing
  • mushroom burger from Beatbox - overpriced, nothing spectacular
  • mustard and pickles hot dog - toppings were amazing, sausage was nothing special

Monday, 5 March 2012

Happy Birthday G!

A little while ago G turned 29, so I had to make some cupcakes to celebrate, with green icing (as requested).

The green icing was actually swiss meringue buttercream, using this recipe from Sweetapolita.

Absolutely delicious.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Oh yum, a french vanilla slice from Just Fine Foods

Just Fine Foods in Sorrento is admittedly a long way to go for a vanilla slice.  But the vanilla slice wasn't the ONLY reason for the trip down the coast.

A layer of creamy filling (some magical combination of cream and custard), with a little jam, is sandwiched between 2 layers of crisp pastry.  On top is a serious dusting of icing sugar - which is definitely a hazard when it comes to eating these slices.

$7.50 each to take away, and I understand that it may be more expensive to eat in.  I have also heard negative reviews about the service, so have not risked it given that the beach/pier is very close and is a lovely location - eat a vanilla slice and enjoy the beach sounds, sights and smells!