This week: hanging with my Dastardly friend drinking far too much prosecco, a baking class, pork pork pork, and express lunch at Embrasse.
I’m having trouble remembering exactly what happened this week. The beginning of the week is all a blur. Gak! I must’ve been busy doing boring things? I certainly didn’t do much cooking – this was a curry I made last Sunday which I ate for lunch and dinner most days this week. It was okay… but I’ve made better.
On Wednesday evening I got to hang out with Dastardly. We were invited to a launch for La Dolce Italia, a three day festival celebrating all things Italian in August. We drank prosecco, swooned at the French accent of one of the waiters, ate a couple of oysters, and drank more prosecco.
After work on Friday I stopped by the market to pick up supplies for the weekend – namely, pork belly. 3kgs of pork belly. More on that later.
On Saturday I got out of bed at 8am to exercise, but mostly to roast the pork belly. That’s dedication. After the pork belly had finished roasting, I headed out to Brasserie Bread where I had been invited to a baking class. So I spent a couple of hours there with other bloggers pummeling dough. No pictures from the actual baking class because it was hands on and I didn’t have a clean hand free. It was fun though!
While our dough was resting, we wandered on to their baking floor and production room. Brasserie Bread have an incredible massive oven – it even has a conveyor belt that deposits bread into the oven and pulls the baked bread out again. You can watch it from their cafe area too. So cool.
After baking, I headed home to slice up my pork belly before heading to Thanh’s place for an epic pork feast.
There was so. much. pork.
I definitely think we should do a vegetable themed meal next time.
We continued the pork theme into dessert. I-Hua made us bacon and egg ice cream, and I baked maple syrup and bacon cupcakes. They were interesting – in a good way – but I should’ve made them much sweeter to counteract the saltiness of the bacon. I’ll blog them soon. On a side note: my piping skills are getting so much better. Whoo hoo.
After eating we spent the rest of the night karaoke-ing – we were AWESOME. HAH.
Alastair had the slow cooked squid cooked in red wine for his entree.
My entree was the black pudding croquette with beetroot. And peas. Goddammit. I ate the pea puree but left the whole peas behind – boo to peas!
This was my main – the roast corn feed chicken. Pretty tasty.
I enjoyed our lunch and I’m definitely keen to head back to try out their normal menu. Express lunch success!
Okay that’s meeeeeeeeeeeeee. How was your week?