So this tuesday, strolled into Pony's @ The Rocks for a long awaited lunch with three foodie friends
We got the ladies lunch - $55 pp, there's a gentleman's lunch too
Be warned, you need minimum two people both ordering the same lunch, cos you share each course, so you need even numbers to do the set lunch!
I'm a red wine girl really, but would you believe, White wine sangria is heavenly
I don't usually like oysters but... so fresh! rock oysters
Lip smackin good
(oysters, did you know, get you in the mood)
weird slug-like green spinach gnocci, we did a good amount of ladylike complaining about how it was impossible to take a pretty photo of haha but once you have a bite it's surprisingly tasty and soft, but not too soft it holds its own. and the smell of pine nuts mmm and a dollop of superfun cream that you swirl in with your fork
Two pretty ladies hard at work bringing our gnocci to you and the world wide web
The perfect finish to our long weekend lunch
Pony's chef's degustation dessert platter for the ladies - vanilla icecream sucks but these saucers of vanilla bean icecream were something else, gorgeous...! plus super rich deep dark chocolatey mousse brownies, crunchy pistachio biscotti, crispy-sugar-glazed creme brulee with rich eggy cream below, and raspberry fig and roasted almond flake trifle, with brandy-soaked sponge. Mmmmmmmm!
Ladies lunch @ Pony's also included:
Random mixed leaf salads, a fragrant roasted squid salad w/ pine nuts, epic flaky beetroot tart with thin blanket of goats cheese, and something else, I remember it had to do with asparagus, I forget what.
Ps. the lunch offers perfect portions for ladies! cos we left feeling perfectly full. except for betty who was obviously still hungry cos she was keen to get drunken hot cross buns, and Baroque bistro macarons and who knows what else haha
Hurrah, love holidays and long weekends
Hope you all had a good easter =)
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
So crispy, flaky, so good
Mamak: what did the critics say?
Cw: It was rotilicious
Cf: -too busy eating-
Star rating: 500 / 10, now bring over some more roti!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The rain looks like it's here to stay
Gumboots on! Come out and play
sunday 20th march 9:46pm
It's sunday evening and I have that gray feeling you get when your weekend or holidays are almost over. You wonder what you did with your time, and the answer is Not Much Really.
It's the end of the holiday blues! and it's cold and grey and boring, and being stuck inside makes it doubly boring. Anyway, introducing one of my new resolutions for 2011:
spend as little time around computers as I have to
At work you need the computer. Five days a week I need the computer. Five days a week I need to be sitting down on me bum! So for the other two days and every other waking moment I'm going to be spending my time outside (if please, mr rain goes away......) (go to melbourne!) and walking around and staring into the faces of my friends and family! Gosh I am so glad for my iphone, I am in the process of teaching it to run my e-life. yep my e-life ....if you're under the age of 70 and have friends, you know you qualify
Ps. I have decided that when I'm old I want to be surrounded by my loving kids and grandkids, and I will be strong and healthy (like my crazy 80 year old grandma) so I can go travelling around the world with my grandma and grandpa friends
Friday, March 18, 2011
...drop into your local cafe and enjoy your own version of a lazy Sunday morning, any day of the week.
Old oak tables and chairs, dyed embroidery art on the walls, a barista who remembers you and of course good coffee and you know it's a keeper. P&R is a cafe worth checking out if you're in the area.
And speaking of local cafes... stumbled across a tweet re food blog spoon fork & chopsticks about another hidden gem of a cafe in Chatswood, goes by the name of Houlihans. Dear cafe loving friends (yes I see you sneaky londoners and melbourners) it looks like the era of the Cafe could finally be upon us. Scream and shout, wave your arms and coffee cups all about! Drink your coffee first though!
Gordon's Pablo & Rusty's espresso cafe
(loc) 1 st john's ave, gordon, sydney
just next to the train station exit, on the pacific highway side
(ph) 9499 8442
(hrs) mon-sat 6am-6pm, sun 8am-3pm