Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Delicious Tangy Lemon Tart

Lemon tart was one of the first cakes I baked when I first moved to Australia in 2007. My friend had introduced me to it, I can't remember ever having it in Germany before coming out here. But the first time I ate it I fell in love with this tangy smooth tart encased by a crunchy base.

I recently promised a colleague a cake as a thank you for a favour and as I had made the French Appletart for the office before we decided on a lemon tart instead. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Lunch in the Sun at The Oaks in Sydney

It's already been a few weeks now since our weekend in Sydney, but I didn't want to miss telling you about The Oaks.
We had initially planned to go to Watsons Bay, but by the time we reached Circular Quay and saw the amount of people waiting to get on the ferry we changed our plans. It was one of the first sunny Sunday's in Sydney and everybody was out and about.
The Oaks is L's parents' local, I can now understand why. We got a table outside under the giant oak tree which looked beautiful with its big branches and fresh green leaves. 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

St Ali

Living in South Melbourne has many perks, one of these is the abundance of cafes to have breakfast at on a weekend. Last weekend we went to St Ali with some friends, I had been before during the week so I knew the food was good but the atmosphere was completely different. As with most places on the weekend it was very busy but we got seated straight away.
We ordered our coffees and turned our attention to the extensive menu to choose from dishes like 'Hey Mr Tally Man' and 'Koo Coo Ca Choo'. What stood out apart from the cool names was that they offered a lot of gluten free option (my friend is gluten intolerant).
My friends both went for the Koo Coo Ca Choo which was potato hash with mushroom duxelle, poached eggs, Gruyère baked field mushrooms, chlorophyll & truffle vinaigrette.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Hercules Morse Kitchen & Bar

Last week we spontaneously decided to go out for a cheap and cheerful meal nearby and ended up at Hercules Morse on Clarendon St. Mr L had been meaning to take me there for months as he had been before and loved the food.
We were greeted by a very friendly waiter and led to a table straight away. We were quite lucky as about 10 minutes after we arrived the place started to fill up quickly and soon the place was buzzing with all tables occupied.
The menu is designed for sharing, tapas style modern British food which all sounded delicious.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

A Night at Luxembourg

For a few months now have we talked about going to Luxembourg. No not the tiny little European country but the French restaurant on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda which was named after Le Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris. Head chef Chris Watson has teamed up with Andrew McConnell from Supernormal. The concept is very similar to Supernormal, lots of smaller dishes to share and they also offer a set menu. This time however we didn't go for the Chef's set menu but decided to pick different dished from the menu.
We started off with potato skins, whipped cod roe & avruga that came out on a little metal plate with a doily on it. Super crunchy and super delicious.