Saturday, 21 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
The Den is an intimate 'art deco' inspired cocktail lounge area located to the side of the Teppanyaki Restauarant on Level 2 of The Ivy. It's very swanky and opulent, making the hectic chaos at work become a distant memory.
Dessert Platter for two
Green tea to end the High Tea experience
Monday, 2 November 2009
main entrance to the cafe and the stylish interior
However, for some time now I’ve had a hankering to go back and give Deus another try. If not for the coffee, then at least for the super cool motorbikes. And I’m happy to say the Deus café is now better than ever.
Mrs FBC and I went there for a quick lunch and as the photos show this place has lost none of its cool. But, more importantly, the food and the coffee (!) were great.baristas hard at work (l); smoked trout salad with poached egg, kipfler potatoes & hollandaise ($16) (r)
Sunday, 1 November 2009
I originally wanted to go to the Sugar Hit at Azuma Kushiyaki @ Regent Street after reading and drooling about the amazing 'East Meets West Dessert Tasting Plate' described by Helen @ Grab Your Fork . However, I was too late and it was already booked out :(
Fortunately, Azuma has extended their Sugar Hits through the month of November. It's the same dessert.... 9-11pm ....Monday to Thursday. Book in soon if you missed out in October!
On the dessert place was a white chocolate and raspberry layered mousse cake. The cake was light and fluffly... but sort of reminded me of the cakes you might get in a Chinese Bakery (of which I'm not a fan). Also on the plate was a small pyramid of dark chocolate ganache, plus and a white chocolate and cherry mousse (this was my favourite). The mousse was rich and creamy. And, for a bit of a suprise after devouring the delectable mousse, little sweet, juicy cherries were found at the bottom of the cup.
The SIFF Sugar Hits are over for another year but will be back again in October 2010. Next time, I'm going to remember to book in EARLY!
Amuse Bouche - mini mushroom soup
We also ordered some yummy breads (this costs a bit extra). I hear they bake the breads on the premises. The nicest one was the pumpkin bread.... which actually had pieces of pumpkin inside.
Mr FBC order an extra Entree. I think it was 'Cured Wagu beef' accompanied with what Mr FBC described as little morsels of brains!?
Cured Wagu Beef
And finally, the 'main course' - the linguine of Kinkawooka mussels provencale. The pasta is lovely and light with smatterings of fresh mussels, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and breadcrumbs. A beautiful combination.
Linguine of Kinkawooka mussels provencale
I love the 'Let's to Lunch' events. It's a great excuse for long laaaazy lunches. I say bring back the long decadent lunches from the 80's :)
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