First off, this post
is so overdue it’s not even funny! We just keep eating and eating and the build
up seems to just keep growing and growing… Must learn time management, maybe it’s time to
put a stop on eating until we post up to date! Haha, though it is particularly
my fault for all the delay …
Anyways so … Candice
and I were going through the Sunday Morning Herald early September when the
October Crave Festival brochure was out. We both skimmed through the pages and
drooled mentally at all the food descriptions on offer. However, realistically
we knew our wallets would not be able to survive this.
Then we came upon
reading what was offered at Hyde Park Barracks Café and we were both already,
this is the one! That’s when the organising started …
Being excited Candice
had come across the-hungry girl’s post in 2010 – and the food seemed similar to
what we were going to eat.
So, our Saturday
“brunch” (I quote it because our booking was at 1.30pm, and we didn’t eat until
after 2pm due to me…again!) was finally here! Having not eaten, as the past
review seemed to be really full from the food offered, it was best to go with
an empty stomach.
We were offered a tea
or coffee each as this was part of our $25 meal. Not being much of a coffee
drinker, I chose a green tea.
Dilmah Green Tea
“It tastes funny…”
Feli muttered to me, “Don’t you think so?” Another sip, and I contemplated, not
sure what she meant by funny. Only after her constant comments on her weird
tasting green tea, and a mention that mine was Dilmah did it occur to us that
hers was a completely different brand of tea. We exchanged teas to taste what the
other tasted like, and indeed hers had a weird taste – it was not entirely
green tea. (how can one explain green tea not being green tea?)
Tummies were grumbling
to each other as we talked to one another. Food were sweeping past us, as our
heads turned to follow – there was obviously a very popular dish which Feli and
I were very curious about but never asked the waitress about sadly.
My eyes lit up as I
saw plates come out from the kitchen before me, it looked like something I’ve
seen before! My tummy was making more noises just to respond to what I’ve seen.
Three petite little
precious assortments lay on a long plate. Despite the many retaliations of the
stomach, photos were definitely mandatory!
Eggs three ways:
- Tomato and scrambled eggs bruschetta
- Chorizo Spanish Omelette with fetta and fresh herbs
- Eggs Benedict with prosciutto and chive hollandaise
The tomato and
scrambled eggs was delicious, the eggs were fluffy however I think there could
have been a little more tomato. The brushetta offered the nice crunch with the
omelette with fetta and fresh herbs was morish! How I wish I could have had
more as I ate. Or maybe that was my stomach talking …
The Eggs Benedict was
perfect to end with. I probably wouldn’t have minded a tad more hollandaise
sauce, the tangy sauce simply complimented the prosciutto perfectly. I would
have been happy with another serving, thanks! J
Having been fed, the
stomach was calling for more food, but just a little wait and we were presented
with empty plates before us. A little confused, as the first course was served
Vanilla bean waffle with salted caramel sauce & hazelnut gelato
A plate was placed in
the middle with our waffles; indeed it was set for sharing. But it was divided
enough per person. We split the waffles evenly between us all. The caramel
was asking me to keep scraping for more, but sadly as it was placed in a plate
to be shared the sauce was hard to share between others as it’s always the
whole “wipe the plate with the waffle” and that didn’t seem appropriate on a
plate that did not belong to ourselves. I would have liked the waffle to be
slightly crunchier as it seemed to resemble a pancake shaped as a waffle.
Regardless, it was still very delicious.
But … that was our
meal. Sadly, as I had read how full the-hungrygirl was – Feli and I was left feeling
disappointed as we were far from that. It could have been because she did have
an extra course, which may have been filling.
So, tell us … have you
ever been somewhere and expected more from it – only to be left with a
I’m not saying this
was a bad experience, I guess we just worked ourselves up for it more than we
should have? The food and service was impeccable, we just wanted more food haha.