Monday, 28 June 2010

Food is Good

So this is our first non-review post- how exciting! Its about food so don't stress- hahaha! It was my mums birthday a couple of weeks ago and for some reason I always find it hard to buy her something as she pretty much has everything so I tend to opt for gifts that incorporate 'experiences'! So much more fun! So this year after researching what concerts and events where coming up I settled on a ticket to Good Food & Wine Show, a subscription to Better Homes & Garden and a memo pad which was a donkey haha!

It starts tomorrow (Friday 2 July) and finishes on Sunday, so get on down! We are looking forward to the Friday evening session, where Masterchefs George & Matt will be giving a demonstration in the celebrity theatre. And it's not just them; Manu is also giving a class on the same night - we loove Manu, so does my mum! There's also cooking classes, cheese classes, a wine theatre, and of course what is a night out without a nice glass of red wine in a Riedel glass, from the decanter bar!

Check out their website for more details. Take your mum!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Aubergine, South Fremantle

orange juice ... and a flat white

eggs benny with bacon

breakfast burrito

lemon & lime tart. Hey, get your fingers away from that tart!

Ok it's been a while since our last post, and there's a good reason I swear! Thing is, we were called up by ASIO to save the country from hoon terrorists on motorbikes who were threatening our gas supplies which would have put an end to bbqs across the country... ok ok I see you have your dubious face on! Truth is we have just been lazy. So lazy in fact that it was about 3 weeks ago that we had breakfast at Aubergine on South Terrace in South Freo.

Aubergine is good (realllly good!). There are lots of tables inside, and a few outside too. We sat outside with the dogs and the loud motorbikes and the 'doctor', even though there were some cozy spots inside. It has a good relaxed vibe, kinda like "upmarket new-age" in personality and functional - with big glass counters full of goodies and a large blackboard menu that takes up almost an entire wall; and water, condiments and newspapers were all at the front. The menu made you full just looking at it, yes the menu sounded that good - here's a selection:
  • field mushrooms with fresh goats curd, wilted spinach & pesto oil on toasted ciabatta ($14.50)
  • beans 'in' toast with poached egg, wilted spinach & bacon ($14.50)
  • oven roasted mixed nut granola with poached pear & vanilla bean yoghurt ($9.50)
  • breakfast burrito with spiced sausage, scrambled eggs, fresh chilli & herbs ($14.50)
I went the latter; Renee chose the eggs benny. Aubergine gave a choice of ham, salmon, bacon or spinach to go with it; Renee decided upon the bacon ($15.50). The food was cooked well, and the breakfast burrito easily beat the burrito I had at another café a while ago. Renee exclaimed that the toast was particularly good and the bacon was crispy and extremely tasty. Renee recalls we had had a boozy night before so the food really hit the spot.

We both had a glass of orange juice which was freshly squeezed with was delish. I also had a flat white which was okay. Finally we finished off with a lemon & lime tart which was really good!

The Verdict

Coffee 3.5/5
The Eggs (the meal!) 3.5/5
Service 4/5
Atmosphere 4/5

Overall 15/20

Would we go again?

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