Saturday, 24 January 2015

A25 - Pizza is Sexy

I was very excited when I heard A25 Pizzeria was opening in South Yarra. I love the pizza at +39 in the city which has been previously owned by the same guy. And his brother owns D.O.C. Pizza, which I love going to!
Last Friday L surprised me and picked me up from work. Instead of going home to cook, which had been our plan, we decided to seize the opportunity and head around the corner to A25. 
We got a table outside in the sun and were attended too quickly. I knew that L would want to try one of the 'crazy' pizzas, there's a whole section dedicated to them on the menu!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Hophaus - Tried and Tested by a German

It seems there are more and more German restaurants and beer halls popping up around Australia. As a German I thought I have to try them one by one to see how authentic they are. I've been to a work function before at Hophaus on Southbank and now finally went back again with some friends.
Firstly I have to admit something: I am German but I don't like beer. But I did check out the drinks menu and it seemed they had a nice variety of German beers in varying sizes.
L did try a few different ones, solely for the purpose of research of course!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Salmon, Leek and Asparagus Lasagne

According to L this is one of the best things I have made. Not sure if it was low expectation or because he has never had it before, but he loved it. And so did I. Usually you're not supposed to mix cheese and fish but lasagne without cheese?! No, no! And in this combination cheese and salmon are perfect together!
The dill gives the bechamel sauce an interesting twist which goes really well with the salmon, leek and asparagus. I think my classic lasagne might have gotten some competition in the layered pasta department! 

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm

It's been a while since L and I went to Tassie but before all the Christmas hustle and bustle I somehow didn't get around to telling you about our trip to Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm.
Christmas Hills is pretty well known in Tassie, the actual farm near Launceston is usually busy and when these guys have a stall at a festival there are always long queues. 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Welcome to Berlin - Currywurst from Curry Mitte

It's no secret, that we only just recently traveled to Germany to spend Christmas with my family. And we loved it! While we were there we also went to Leipzig, Berlin, Lübeck and Hamburg. I love Berlin, used to live there and two of my sisters still do.
After a long and rainy day of sightseeing on New Years Eve we decided to have a late lunch Berlin style. If you ask my brother this would have to be a Döner Kebab, but we opted for the other Berlin classic: The Currywurst. Germans are known for their love of sausages and even though I don't eat sausages a lot I have to say I sometimes miss German sausages here in Australia.