Sunday, August 21, 2016

Paddock, Cambridge

M and I headed over to Cambridge for brunch (following a whirlwind pokemon tour of the town centre, of course). M had Baked eggs with Chorizo, which was very tasty, she especially liked the bread, which had the delicious friedness and crispy saltiness one looks for in a not too healthy breakfast.  The baked eggs had been cooked in a nonstick pan though, and served in the same, which seems an odd choice - the eater will damage it cutting things.


I had Ham hock and hollandaise with poached eggs, on waffles. It was amazing. Generous serving of ham hock, perfectly cooked eggs, a nice hollandaise, and plenty of carbohydrate in the waffles to soak it up.

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We both approve and will return.
http://www.paddockcambridge.co.nz/ 



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Knuckle Sandwich

A good confident double IPA, courtesy of Bootleggers Brewery. I approve.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Narrows Landing, Hamilton

The folks who own 2 Birds just took over the Narrows Landing Cafe out by the airport.  They do some tasty food out there, although they have a slight fetish for FOTM food trends. The below is M and I.

This was pumpkin pie hotcakes, gluten free, vegan, no refined sugar etc etc. (No refined sugar, especially, is an incredibly stupid thing to boast about, when your vegan caramel is blended dates and there is more sugar in your dish than you would get from just spooning it straight out of a sugar bowl). The cream/yogurt looking topping is whipped coconut cream, of which I approve. The pumpkin pie taste was delicious and intense, and the vegan caramel topped with nuts was very nice, although, again, so much sugar and no, it doesn't matter that it wasn't *refined* sugar.

This is a protein bowl, salmon, eggs, quinoa, roast veg, on salad greens, with a satayish sauce. Pretty damn good also.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Gifts? For me?

A friend came to visit from the US (California, even). He brought gifts.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Papa Goose, Melbourne

A degustation, matched wines, at Papa Goose, with J & T.

Opened with an amuse bouche, cauliflower & mushroom soup.

Followed by beetroot 3 ways, figs and goats cheese.


Scallops, caviar, radish, cucumber


Pan seared Dory, asparagus, fennel, onion


Palate cleanser sorbet.


Wagyu.



Cheesecake.


Highly enjoyable, good service throughout, well spaced courses, and well balanced meal.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8-bit burgers, Melbourne

Good chunky chips, well made burger, peanut butter milkshake. Totally worth checking out next time you are in Melbourne. We hit up the CBD store.