Foveaux – Surry Hills, Sydney

Hi!

I haven’t been doing much lately, just being really lazy. I recently finished my break and am now back to college. Break was nice and relaxing with a lot of eating and baking and shopping. I visited the Good Food and Wine Show which was great! Bought HEAPS of things to fill up the pantry, our granny trolley was SO heavy by midday. The stand outs this year were all the fruit ciders on offer. I have a new love for pear cider. Yum! But onto the food..

I recently visited Foveaux with the boyfriend. I had heard some good things from the ‘sister-in-law’ and some others, so when there was a deal to visit the restaurant, I jumped at the opportunity.

Oyster with chardonnay vinegar pearls and salmon roe

Caramelised pigs head and black pudding terrine, crunchy breaded ears, apple, celery, breakfast radish and red wine paint.

Crispy chicken wings, morel cream, sweet corn, jamon, scampi and shiso.

Mushroom pearl barley, parsley, fondant leeks, crispy enoki mushrooms and carrot air.

Roast king salmon, zucchini puree, cuttle fish, green olive jelly, coriander and popped skin.

Green beans with confit garlic, oregano and lemon.

Salad of pineapple, milk sorbet and macadamia nut praline.

Strawberry parfait, pistachio wafers, peppermint tea jelly and strawberry sorbet.

Overall the food was pretty good. The only criticism I have about the food is that the salmon was REALLY fishy. It was to the extent where it was giving me a headache. However, all the dishes were so light, yet filling. The service is great and even though the restaurant is quite open, the ambiance is still quite romantic and private. It’s a nice place for a date with someone special. ❤

When the bill came, it made me shocked but it also made me smile. The shock…my thin glass of orange juice, filled with ice cost $7. The smile…

…and yes I did stay in the lines.

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

Foveaux
65-67 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
T: (02) 9211 0669

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Taste of Sydney 2011

Although I was slightly disappointed by Taste of Sydney last year, I shall be attending this year’s event not once but twice. My disappointment from last year’s event mainly stemmed from the bad weather and having to trudge through the damp and muddy grounds. Also, my expectation was that it would be like the Good Food and Wine Show. However I am willing to give Taste of Sydney another chance and will be attending this year’s event.

Taste of Sydney actually starts tomorrow Thursday 10 March and runs until Sunday 13 March. There are a range of sessions available, but I assume their busiest days will be Saturday and Sunday.

I like the idea of how restaurants are able to provide a sample (at a price) of some of their signature dishes at a much lower price than what would be expected at their restaurants. It not only gives the restaurants and chefs an opportunity to promote themselves, but give people a taste of what they have to offer. The samples of food range from $8-$12, which are purchased using ‘crowns’. ‘Crowns’ are used as currency in Taste of Sydney to avoid the unhygienic fumbling of cash whilst trying to serve food. Although this way they can guarantee the sale of ‘crowns’ even if they are not all used as you can only purchase them in books of 30 crowns.

There are also many demonstrations, Q & A sessions, cocktail making classes and coffee appreciation sessions. Also, if you’re a HSBC customer, HSBC has designed a premium VIP Lounge on-site at Taste of Sydney exclusively for HSBC Customers. Simply make your way to the HSBC VIP Lounge, show your HSBC Card at the HSBC Customer Entry and you and a friend can enjoy a complimentary beverage and a comfortable seating environment with live entertainment. I know where I’ll be when I get tired.

If you do plan on going I suggest you pre-purchase tickets as they are slightly cheaper than buying them at the door.

I will be attending this Friday’s noon-4pm session and this Saturday’s 5:30pm-9:30pm session. Hopefully I’ll see some of you guys there.

If you want to see the menus on offer, the restaurants participating or just more information, click here.

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

 

Hey y’all!

Hey y’all!
How has everyone been? Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I’m currently on the tour bus on my way to the lovely city of buffets, Las Vegas! San Francisco has been great and I’ve been eating so much Chinese and Vietnamese food. But I really wanted to eat some American fast food. When my mum and I headed to Los Angeles, I was adamant that we would eat junk food, and boy we did! It’s kind of scary eating so much junk food. American “small” is an Australian medium. Every time my mum and I would be full after sharing a “small” meal. Hopefully we can survive the array of buffets in the city that never sleeps. Until then…
Happy nom nom nom-ing!

Hi Everyone! I’m Mr. Pricklepants.

Hi Everyone,

My name is Mr Pricklepants and I am new to the family. You may have seen me in Toy Story 3, but Mummy decided to adopt me as her son. Mummy and the rest of the family love me very much and I hope you all love me as well. I love to take photos and hope to take many more in the future. Here are some things that I’ve been doing in Sydney since Mummy brought me home. Enjoy!

Love, Mr Pricklepants.

Slurping up some udon at Menya Mappen.

Resting my feet in Gloria Jean’s Coffee.

Standing in a destruction zone in Sussex Centre Food Court.

Cooling down in Meet Fresh.

width=500Nerding it up at Daddy’s house.

Chomping on some pizza.

Sipping on some hot chocolate that Mummy made.

Hiding between a iced lemon tea and a iced milk tea in Hong Kong Kitchen.

Soaking up some rays at Balmoral Beach.

Celebrating Mummy’s niece’s 1st Birthday.

Enjoying a shish kebab plate at New Star Kebabs.

United States of America

So from February 8 until March 5, I will be visiting the land of opportunity. I am so excited about this trip. Mummy happynomnomnom and I decided to go on a little vacations a couple of weeks ago. Initially we were going to go to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, but we decided we wanted a change of scenery. We always seem to go to South East Asia. So instead of heading to the homeland, Mummy happynomnomnom decided we should go to America. Now I haven’t been since I was 6, but I remember it being a very fun trip.

We’ll be heading to San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Hopefully there’ll be a lot of eating, shopping and sightseeing. If there are any suggestions on where to go and where I MUST visit, feel free to comment.

Also, I recently received a gift from my youngest cousin. She knows how much I love Mr Pricklepants from Toy Story 3 so she bought me a Mr Pricklepants figurine. I have been taking him everywhere and making him pose with food and whatnot. I hope to post up The Adventures of Mr Pricklepants so you guys can see where he’s been.

Hopefully I’ll be able to post something up soon. Assignments have been turning me into a nerd but it will soon be over and this year of blogging will resume once again. Until then..

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope everyone had a great New Years Eve! I had a great night with the boyfriend and my friends. Many of my friends are overseas but I’m sure they had heaps of fun as well. The night was filled with heaps of food and drinks.

There was:

  • BBQ Pork Ribs
  • Honey Soy Chicken Wings
  • Vietnamese Pork Mince Skewers
  • Beef Tongue
  • Beef Steaks
  • Salad
  • Buttered Corn
  • Buttered Mushrooms
  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple Vodka
  • Pure Blonde
  • Stella Artois
  • VERY STRONG Jello Shots

The night was very fun. We watched the 9pm fireworks on tv, then we headed out to the nearby golf course to watch the fireworks. We couldn’t see the bring but we could see 5 sets of fireworks all across Sydney. My friends and I spent most of the night talking and in the spa relaxing. I hope everyone else had a great new years eve. I hope 2011 is as good a year as 2010 was, filled with good food and great friends.

Happy nom nom nom-ing!

Merry Christmas

To all the readers, bloggers, blogettes, chefs and chefettes out there..

I would like to wish all of you a

Merry Christmas!!

I hope your day is filled with heaps of great food and great company.

I still have a reindeer honey bread to nibble on.

Merry nom nom nom-ing!

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