Thursday, 23 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Waking up on a particularly chilly Monday morning I knew that I needed to get up and at-em’ before I looked at the clock to find it was midday and I had managed to avoid all assignments, emails and write ups. In order to crank myself into gear I decided to hit up a bestie for breaky because nothing helps me get out of bed like the promise of a good bite and great company.
Rosey’s on Unley road was where we decided to head as it is one of my lady-friends favs and although I had a somewhat unremarkable experience there a while back, I was willing to give ol’ Rosey another go . On a cold and dreary morning one could think of nothing worse than sitting outside with their eggs and bacon but inside was full so there was no choice in the matter. Lucky for us it has a super pleasant set-up with heaters cranked and lush red blankets slung over the chairs to keep us toasty. Listening to the pitter-patter of the rain fall on the canvas above whilst tucking into a scrumptious meal, now this must have been the Winter Wonderland Billy Gilman was singing about!
Like I've said many-a-times before, I think the true test of a breaky place is whether they are able to make the simplest of orders into something special. I went with the Mylor rye bread with avocado and a side of smoked bacon. Row-ho-ho-rosey! DAMN GIRL! You know how to make me some super fine smashed av! This was a seriously delish meal with beautifully seasoned and perfectly ripe avo smash accompanied by fresh and crunchy rye bread. The crispy smoked bacon was as smokin’ as Mila Kunis but not quite as likely to look so bangin’ in a tutu. I understand that announcing ‘I have newly discovered smoked bacon and it rocks my world’ is probably as behind in the times as saying ‘hey guys, who wants my new beeper number?’ but this truly is a revelation for me. Rosey’s bacon = best bacon I’ve had to date.
As you can tell I was pretty bloody impressed by my Monday morning munch but there were three things that stop me from giving this place a full blown raver.
Number 1: The menu is not very extensive. Lucky for me on a breaky menu: you had me at Avo, but I can imagine some people would get there and find none of the menu items particularly hollerin’ their name.
Number 2: I made it back to Rosey’s the following week and ordered the same dish. It came out with sourdough instead of rye. Fair enough! You run out of rye, what can be done? But if it specifically details ‘mylor rye bread’ on the menu, then you are really not getting what you ordered. The least they could do in this sitch is let the customer know when they order instead of placing some sourdough between their knife and fork in the hopes they don’t notice.
Number 3: There's a small gym right behind Rosey’s. No one who has consumed so much their jeans are cutting into their sides enjoys waddling back to their car past a gym class filled with energized fitness goers. I prefer my breaky without a side of guilt please!
SO there you have it boys and girls….. Rosey’s is one of my new favourites and as I just relocated around the corner from this cute establishment, I believe that Rosey and I are going to be great friends. Who knows, I might even like her enough to switch teams.
Until Next time…. Stay Rad-elaide.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
‘My favourite winter meal is polenta. I was brought up eating this specifically during winter as it is hearty, filling and a great comfort food. I love soft polenta with early Winter pumpkin, baby spinach, pinenuts, crispy pancetta and goats cheese.’ ~ Andre, Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar
So there you have it ladies and gents! A generous serving of winter warmer inspo... perfect meals to enjoy dining out on a cold winters night! Or get your chefs hat on and have a crack at making them yourself!
Until next time... Stay Rad-elaide.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Excitement was the feeling brimming in the air once we got a glance at the menu. Like the moves in an N*SYNC video clip… it’s ALL good baby. I thought however that the menu was a touch small, and I also didn’t appreciate the lack of division between the breakfast and lunch items. A pork bun listed right under poached eggs? Like Samantha Stephens and Gladys Kravitz these are some poorly matched neighbours.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
A few weeks ago I decided to get a little culture up my kilt and make the most of the French Film Festival! With currently reduced uni hours I felt like the free-est of spirits wandering to the movies at lunch time mid-week. What can I say? The man can’t keep me down! Who is the man exactly? Well, I’m not entirely sure but I’ll be damned if he tells me how to roll!
From March 19th to April 7th the two Palace Cinemas in the city were Frencher than a woman walking her French bulldog down the Champs-Élysées whilst wearing a beret and nibbling on a croissant. Ok so maybe not that French, but it was all pretty French!
I went to see ‘Another Woman’s Life’ which was such a lovely, lovely movie. Early on in the film the main character, played by Julliette Binoche, goes to sleep and wakes up about 15 years later where magically her life has continued without her knowing. Waking up with another 15 years of wrinkles on your face: I woman's worst nightmare! She finds she has two children and a disconnected marriage heading for divorce. She is also a big business woman who is as as rich as mud cake. She then goes on a mission to get her life back in order. I feel like that every Monday morning after a big weekend! This is such a hilarious and heat-warming story about second chances, which is something I think we all deserve. Plus the movie is in French which is such an elegant language! You could literally say, ‘Bang me in the back of ya ute’ in French and it would sounds like a beautiful melody to the ear.
Oh and speaking of French.... that croissant shot is from a lovely lunch I had at the new French bistro L'Atelier Gourmand just off Goody Road. Definitely worth a gander.
There are so many rad festivals, fairs and annual events in Adelaide which people seriously need to get amongst. I absolutely loved the film and I plan on getting a multi-pass next year to really make the most of it!
If you'd like to check out this fantastic flick for yourself you can find the trailer HERE.
Au Revoir… Stay Rad-elaide.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Melbourne has one. Sydney has one. Brissie has one. And now, 'the Fear Of Missing Out' has motivated a movement… Chocolateria San Churro has come to town! Chocolateria San Churro is located on the corner of Rundle Street and East Terrace. Although amongst the hustle and bustle of the East End, the businesses on this site over the years have so far seemed to lack in, well . . . customers. From my outing there last week however, it’s obvious the curse on this location is well and truly broken. Peeps were flooding through this dessert-ery like water through the Titanic!