I was lucky enough to score the new Hyundai Accent to drive around Sydney as well as a freaking awesome $1000 budget for my ‘day of inspiration’. So pretty much I decided to see if I could spend it all on food that I wouldn’t normally purchase. Ready for my foodie spendup?
OH HAI! So like, in case you guys don’t follow me on twitter, a couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to score the new Hyundai Accent to drive around Sydney for the day as well as a freaking awesome $1000 budget for my ‘day of inspiration’. So pretty much I decided to see if I could spend it all on food that I wouldn’t normally purchase. Ready for my foodie spendup day? Took a sec to figure out that the Accent was keyless and was started by pushing a button haha but super loved the rear view camera system thanks to my not so awesome parking skillz and we were off!
We started the morning with breakfast at Bills (118 Queen St, Woollahra). The hot chocolate is insane, with Callebaut chocolate buttons studded around the glass.
Can’t go past the Ricotta Hotcakes and woot there was banana hidden beneath!!! Oh how I’ve missed my daily intake of potassium!
The boy has opted for the savoury route and has chosen the Sweet Corn Fritters which is awesome as usual, the corn kernels bursting in liquid sunshine.
Next stop was Victor Churchill (132 Queen, Woollahra) when carnivore dreams begin.
Seriously Victor Churchill is unlike any butcher I have ever been to. Pristine glass cabinets housing all kinds of different cuts of meat along with sausages filled with every kind of filling imaginable and not to mention the rows upon rows of terrines, pate, sauces and butter.
Then up the street to Simon Johnson (55 Queen St, Woollahra) to check out their cheese selection.
Aaaand last stop was the Sydney Fish Markets (Bank St, Pyrmont).
Teehee prawnies, oysters, salmon sashimi, mud crabs and scallops galore!
There were more bags than what I’m carrying in that pic lol
Of course there was no way in hell we could’ve finished eating all that food by ourselves so we rounded up some humans for a feast
Oh hello delicious foods…
And the next day had the family come around for part 2 of epic eats nom nom
Aaaaand a quick video of my day! I laugh insanely in pretty 95% of that clip haha. But hey stay tuned folks for a competition coming up in the next coupla weeks cos thanks to the new Hyandai Accent you’ll have the chance to win $5000 for your very own inspiration day!
Chocolate Suze test drove the Hyundai Accent for the day, courtesy of Hyundai Australia. An agency rep was also there to help fund the creation of my experience.
Hit up Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse (The Wharf, Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo) for awesome Alaskan King Crab, Burrata salad and amaaaazing steak.
Hai guys. My bad for not posting last week but well, shiz got all kinds of hectic and sleep was a necessity before I turned into a zombie (oh how I heart kimmitalk). Noods’ rellies were in town and we decided to hit up Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse (The Wharf, Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo).
Burrata Mozzarella Salad ($22.90) is a thing of beauty. It was here that I first tried the magical burrata cheese and I haven’t looked back since cos check it out yo its a delicious cheese parcel filled with creamy cheesy innards!
Steak Tartare ($19.90) is a fav of Noods’, when asked if we would like the tartare mixed or unmixed he will always choose unmixed because he likes playing with his food.
Oysters ($19.90/half dozen) with the Chili and Coriander dressing is perfect, the fresh briny oysters pairing brilliantly with the slightly spicy dressing.
Alaskan King Crab (200g/$21.90). Muahaha if you like eating huge pieces of sweet crab without the hassle of picking it painstakingly from the shell, then Alaskan King Crab is for you! I choo choo chooseee you!
200g Eye Fillet with Soft Shell Crab ($41.90 + bone marrow $7.90). The soft shell crab perched atop the steak is fried to a golden perfection and the steak a beautiful medium rare but as soon as I saw the words bone marrow I knew I would have trouble finishing my food so had chosen the smallest steak on the menu. The bone marrow is incredible, buttery and oh so rich, it is something heart attacks (and dreams) are made of.
The crackle on the Twice Cooked Berkshire Pork Belly ($28.90) was sadly not crisp but the magical pork flesh was tender and porkilicious. Is porkilicious a word?
Roast Cone Bay Barramundi ($32.90) was one gorgeous slab of fish with an amazingly crispy shard of skin that was fought over. I don’t remember what the green sauce was. But it was refreshing. Um.
Sides- Brussel Sprouts with Bacon ($8.90) and Kipflers, Spinach & Chorizo ($10.90). I was never made to eat brussel sprouts as a kid so I’ve never grown to detest it and have only recently eaten it and lols its just like a teeny tiny cabbage tho I guess the addition of bacon only makes it just so much tastier…
Mandarin Pannacotta ($13.50) is not what we had imagined, the creamy panna cotta sealed away at the bottom of the plate by a layer of bouncy mandarin jelly. The blackberry sorbet is refreshing and I take gleeful bites of the almond tuile, shattering pieces all over me. I am the world’s messiest eater.
Sticky Date and Walnut Pudding ($13.90) is a perfect finish to our meal, the pudding warm and heady with the scent of cinnamon. It is surprisingly light and the butterscotch sauce a perfect balance of sweetness and richness.