yup im another year older dudes! not necessarily any wiser but hey *shrugs* birth-day has […]
yup im another year older dudes! not necessarily any wiser but hey *shrugs* birth-day has been planned starting with all i can eat macarons at zumbo land thanks to the boy, pork knuckle awesomeness at lowenbrau with the parents, side trip to haberfield to pick up a ricotta cake and dinner of lamb cutlets and pate at our fav local. anywhos hope ya all have an awesome weekend!
restaurant city on facebook is so addictive
so have you heard about the new game on facebook that has been depriving people of sleep? it’s called restaurant city and i’ve got helen to blame for my increase in walking into walls.
you start out with a teeny tiny restaurant with 3 tables and chairs and 1 stove. first you hire ‘staff’ ie your friends on fb. they dont have to be playing the game but if they do decide to play their avatars’ clothing and hair etc can be changed by them
me! yeah that japanese school girl uniform costs $1900 so dont blow your money on buying things for your avatar! save it and spend on some more chairs!
the inside of mah restaurant! it sure is pink huh?
you can choose the foods you want to serve at your restaurant but you gotta make sure you have all the ingredients
the only way to get ingredients is to log in every day and to also answer a quiz. oh and by visiting your friends who are also playing! if not you can save up your money and trade with the market dude outside who sells stuff at ridiculous prices lol
heh the foodbloggers exteriors of their restaurants lol can you pick who’s are who’s? l-r top to bottom: mine, helen’s, shellie’s, billy’s, pojwaree’srichard’s, bowb’s and sweesan. [images are screenshots]
it’s that time of year again. out with the old and in with the new! adriano zumbo’s new collection of delectable cakes are out now, titled 40 Days and 40 Nights in Paris
it’s that time of year again. out with the old and in with the new! Adriano Zumbo’s new collection of delectable cakes are out now, titled 40 Days and 40 Nights in Paris
unable to make it to the foodbloggers gathering at his shop on sunday, a last minute decision to eat some cake meant helen, billy, bowb, The Pom, Noods and i found ourselves with
6 7 cakes and super hungry stomachs! hot chocolates were ordered or in my case the fabulous butterscotch milkshake mmm sweet
Escape from a Columbia Rainforest ($8.00). this cake is so random and ingenious let alone fun to look at. the ‘lid’ is sprinkled with pop rocks and when cutting in half out flows a river of cherry cola syrup. a river i say!
P ($7.75). yup some of the cakes have letters for names because they have yet to be named lol but P was an awesome creation and i think my 2nd favourite of the cakes we tried with a tonka bean brulee, pain d’epice, sour cream jelly and almond ginger crunch disc. the cakey cubes on the outer layer were cinnamony, and the innards so very smooth and so delicious. i have no idea what the yellow sticks were. anyone?
Just 2 fingers Tiger! ($7.80) had a crumbly biscuit base with two choux pastry logs on top filled with a creamy vanilla and chocolate custard
…….. ($8.20) aka the pretty toffee apple cake heh another take on the famous ‘wheelie good’ creation from a while ago. and while i loved the vanilla apple tatin chantilly and apple tatin compote, sadly the gorgeously shiny red toffee circles was super chewy and had to be left aside but maybe because we had come so late in the afternoon?
X ($7.90). loved this! my favourite cake from our selection that arvo was this mille feuille with a a crispy caramelised sheet of flaky pastry sandwiching a pine nut guanduja mousse, dark chocolate creme, and sacher sponge. helen, bowb and i are silent as we crunch down on the buttery pastry
! ($7.90) hmm while i loved chewing the rice granules in the so called ‘smoked rice orange brulee’ some bits tasted more like burning than smoked. but that could be just me. eh. i cant remember if i liked the rest of the tart (it’s freaking 4am and im sleep deprived from watching my humans run around in restaurant city heh anyone else play?)
Z ($7.90). the cake we had bought had sadly fallen and split in half. so um imagine it standing in one piece. i wasnt too fond of this cake mainly because i dont like olives. or the taste of olive oil when its not covered in garlic mushrooms. oh yum i love garlic mushrooms…
the awesome cake splitting skills! pete has split one cake in half so that the boys side and the girls side get even portions. once pete has split the first cake the boys immediately dig in while the girls decide to divide all the other cakes before starting. bowb is given the task to split and a mighty fine job she has done! and then we started taking innards shots which is probably why we took so long in eating heh
macaron on a stick covered in toffee. it was so very pretty in the shop but sadly the toffee was chewy and i had to pull it off to get at the apple innards mmm apple innards…
heh yes that is an eggs and toast scarf. no i didnt make it. wish i did tho! its from etsy
demolition om nom nom all gone!
heh thought id sneak in a quick post on some desserts from zumbo before his […]
heh thought id sneak in a quick post on some desserts from zumbo before his new range starts 2moro! altho the majority of everything in this post is from the cafe anyway lol anywhos this is a couple of visits condensed into 1 post =P
first some drinks- im pretty sure the boy ordered an iced milk chocolate in the small glass and in the metal container is the best butterscotch milkshake i have ever tasted. sweet, icy cold and so very delicious
yup chocolate is good for the soul
toasted moroccan chicken sandwich ($9) for the boy because he requires savoury before something sweet…
the famed miss marple deconstructed ($13.50)- marscapone filled crepes with maple & strawberry + orange jellies. oh yes you know you want it.
Paris La Vie En Rose ($13.50)- rose crème brulee with raspberry sorbet, lychees and a petit rose macaron served alongside a coconut and tapioca shake. the boy had pointed to this on the menu and even tho i kept telling him everything would be pink, girly and very much rose flavoured he was adamant that he wanted it. and when it arrived he stares at it and says IT’S PINK?! [palm face]
Ricotta Pancakes with Berry Coulis and Passionfruit Cream
yuzu no a nothing ($8.95)- biscuit macaron, lime & pineapple compote with mint and yuzu creme legere. i love love LOVE this! yuzu is a japanese citrus fruit that tastes like a cross between mandarin and pineapple with a touch of lemon. well to me it does. heh. but it is awesome! the boy had declared he wouldnt eat any of my dessert but soon he is nicking bits of yuzu when im not looking bah!
MAH YUZU MACARON! OM NOM NOM!
tumbleweeds float by… a week flashes past and look autumn is nearly over! days are […]
tumbleweeds float by… a week flashes past and look autumn is nearly over! days are getting shorter and time just flashes by. the eats have been continuing but much much less at restaurants. for the first time the boy and i are working to a budget and oh has it been a learning experience! harris farm is my new happy place where super cheap vegetables are found. and cheese. i do love my cheeses. i also managed to shrink a load of washing but luckily the boy is very forgiving. anywhos posts will resume next monday take care dudes!