Hi, how are you?
First up: The Aylesbury has recently reopened as Bomba Bar, a casual(ish) Spanish eatery (disclosure, I was invited to eat there).
We ate pretty much all of the menu (oink oink) so I can tell you that the food is mostly very good. More in depth post to come.
In the past couple of weeks, Alastair and I had breakfast at Twenty & Six Espresso.
Where I ate mushrooms on savoury brioche French toast. It would’ve been amazing except… it was really salty.
But the peanut butter custard donut I ate afterwards was fantastic. How can you go wrong? Peanut butter. Donut.
Another breakfast – we caught up with Dany at Wee Jeanie. This was Dany’s fancy bacon and eggs (my dish – a bacon and egg sandwich – wasn’t pretty enough hurrr). The food seemed pretty simple there, but the staff were very friendly.
I also had breakfast for lunch at Hannah on Chapel Street in St Kilda. Baked beans, mhmmmm.
At some point Alastair and I had lunch at Dumplings Plus in Highpoint. Tip: don’t bother with the XLB, they were terrible. The other dumplings were better, though I wouldn’t make a special trip. It’s one of those “eat there if you’re there” places.
Last week we went to see Gravity 3D. It’s visually spectacular though the story is a bit… well, it could’ve been better. It really did look amazing though.
We had dinner afterwards at The Merrywell, where Alastair had a meat on meat burger topped with an egg (really, I think it was a huge meat pattie on top of braised beef).
I had these chicken ribs that reminded me a lot of char siu. They were pretty tasty but I don’t know what the popcorn was doing there, that was weird.
On Thursday I went to a Chocolate & Honey workshop with Daisy (disclosure, I went as one of Daisy’s guests). At the workshop we learnt all about bees (bees are really cool, yo) and tasted honey.
And then we learnt about chocolate and tasted various dark chocolates and finished with a chocolate dessert.
Hard night, I know.
Now on to a couple of things I’ve made: I suggest you bake these chocolate biscuits. Snap snap.
And look. Goat curry. 😀
That’s all from me. What have you been eating?