Tea Room, QVB
High Tea at the Tea Room in the QVB, Sydney
Me and noods were in the city and had had a pretty heavy breakfast so around 3pm we were a bit hungry but not hungry enough to eat anything big and I realllli wanted some cake so off we went to the tea room (level 3, QVB). I knew the place was in the expensive area of the QVB and as soon as me and noods stepped into the room we were like erm so posh we don’t fit in we’re wearing jeans and thongs but we weren’t treated any differently they were so polite! We were seated in a gigantic room with crisp white linen table cloths and high backed seats and the extremely detailed ceiling and the shiny chandeliers. The afternoon tea ($22pp) came in 3 tiers and were beautifully presented and the waiter chose us a random flavour of tea because we couldn’t make up our minds.
1st tier: finger sandwiches with the crusts cut off! The 2 flavours were light curried egg and ham with marinara
2nd tier: Mini pastries! There was a square of opera cake, a square of a citrus and almond slice, a passionfruit macaroon, strawberry and cream cheese boat and a raspberry and cream profiterole
3rd tier: the 2 puff pastry things on the left were spinach and ricotta and then there was THE best scones ever!!! When I picked them up i was thinking hmm these cant be good if the outside is this hard and theyre all wonky shaped but whoa was i wrong the insides were so light and fluffy and then smothered with cream and strawberry preserve ohhhhh sooo good /drools
Euro Lounge, Castle Hill (Closed)
EDIT: Closed Happy anniversary Noods! I loooove youuu! Dinner was at the very sexy Euro […]
Happy anniversary Noods! I loooove youuu! Dinner was at the very sexy Euro Lounge (The Piazza Castle Towers Shopping Centre Shop 21) which me and Noods have been going to for a while now. But wait the entree!
We ordered the antipasto which came with a selection of scrummy bite sized bits of food. There was: oysters natural, mama rosa secrets (deep fried goodness of a mixture of cheese and rice), duck terrine, kingfish sashimi, zucchini flowers and a creamy chicken and corn soup.
When we were seated at our table and picked up the menus we nearly had a heart attack becos the wagyu wasn’t on the menu and we had come to euro lounge specifically for the wagyu so almost desperately we beckoned our waitress over and frantically asked where the wagyu went and she went over to the chefs and got them to make it for us even tho it wasn’t on the menu haha we got a super tops waitress!
When I was little I remember my family going to the local Sizzlers with my […]
When I was little I remember my family going to the local Sizzlers with my mum clutching the coupons to get us kids in for cheaper. I remember having to order a kids meal which I ate maybe 2 bites out of before running around with my brother getting a scoop of everything from the buffet, eating about 1/3 of it and then mixing everything into one big bowl of mush before adding icecream on top of it all. Something about all the pretty colours turning into a horrible brown would fascinate me and would earn many a scolding from the parentals. But the thing I remember the most of all was the sizzler cheese toast. Everyone hates cheese in my family and would shaft the toast onto my plate where I would happily abandon my own food for those slices of cheesy goodness.
Slowly the Sizzlers restaurants began to close and I haven’t been back since I was about 10. Until today! With a quick google search we found Sizzlers at Campbelltown, St George but headed to Carramar where Noods’ street directory turned out to be really wrong (either that or the location for Sizzlers is NOT at 559 Hume Highway)
A coupla u-turns here and a coupla swear words there and we made it to our destination. We felt like little kids again as we walked up the entrance and were seated by a nice smiley lady, narrowly missing the dinner rush with the huge crowds of families and bday parties. Within 2mins a plate of piping hot cheese toast was placed before us and within another 2mins were devoured before they ever saw the light of day (or nite in my stomach). It took them awhile before we were given another plate but they had stacked extra onto this 2nd plate and I was happy heh
For mains I ordered the Sizzling steak and garlic button mushrooms ($24.95) conveniently forgetting I hate mushrooms. I ordered the steak medium rare but it was a little on the so-over-cooked-its-kinda-tasteless-side however the mash and peppercorn sauce was extraordinarily good for a chain restaurant. Noods ordered the Sizzler t-bone ($25.95) which looked more like what medium rare is supposed to look and taste like.
And during the mains we tried out the buffet, going for the soups, nachos with extra guacamole and sour cream and cheeeese and Noods going crazy with the dessert making a nice soupy mess with his chocolate soft serve. But hey go for the bread! Cmon cheesy bread goodness!
Joey’s, Baulkham Hills
Mmm pasta lovin at Joeys (Norwest Blv, Baulkham Hills). They have THE best fettucine boscaiola […]
Mmm pasta lovin at Joeys (Norwest Blv, Baulkham Hills). They have THE best fettucine boscaiola with fresh parmesan shavings! FRESH! Dude sooo much difference between fresh parmesan and packet parmesan. My pasta before and after the loading of cheeeeese and that was only the first spoonful 😀
Happy valentines day noods! i loooove you! heh first time in 4 years that we’re […]
Happy valentines day noods! i loooove you! heh first time in 4 years that we’re in the same country to celebrate hey?
We went to Euro Lounge (The Piazza Castle Towers Shopping Centre Shop 21) for a sexy 5 course meal and i got a free rose and chocolates! Unfortunately my camera is crap and doesnt like taking fotos when its dark but here’s what we got:
Amuse Bouche: Sweet Corn Cream Soup with Chicken Coconut Praline
Antipasto: Spinach Flan with Poached Quail Egg
Lemon Pepper Tempura Squid
Crepes of Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream
Entree: Oysters Natural, Kilpatrick and Mornay
Mains: Pan seared Kingfish
Roasted Lamb Rump
Dessert: Euro Temptation
edit: The Euro Temptation was the best part of the meal!!! Miniature mugs filled with warm chocolatey fondant goodness with a brownie crackly-like top, heart shaped scoops of vanilla bean icecream topped with meringue and then given the ol blowtorch, and puff pastry hearts filled with cream and fresh raspberries