Archive for September, 2010

Map of culinary exploits

Posted in Restaurants, Sydney with tags , , , , on September 13, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

Howdy y’all, just a little something to show you where I’ve been & where you can go.

I’ll also be heading to a few places outta the city and will let you know how my wanders into the wilderness go 😀

Check under Categories to see what I’ve rated as my personal highs & lows 🙂

Bécasse – Producers Lunch – Sydney

Posted in 2 - Loveable :), CBD, Degustation/Tasting, European, French, Lunch, Meal Type, Price, Restaurants, Super Splurge (>$30), Sydney with tags , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

I recently found myself with a bit of spare time such that everyday was a weekend. Fortunately for me, I did have a few friends who had weekends different to the 9-5ers so I spent some time with them. Becasse only did lunch Mon-Fri so we grabbed a Fri lunch booking and decided to opt for the Producers Lunch ($65 for 3 courses – which also included a canape, amuse bouche & palette cleanser as well as a glass of red/white) 🙂

Heirloom Tomato Canapés

Just a little something to whet our appetites before we even ordered. A nice touch, the olive tapenade was lovely.


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RECIPE – Le Papillon (The Butterfly) – Chocolate Dome Cake

Posted in 1 - Laudable :D, Chocolate, Complex, Dessert, Recipes with tags , , , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by Monitor Muncher

For any of you out there that watch Masterchef Australia, Poh was the runner-up in the first season. She seems to have scored a better deal than the winner though, she has her own tv show and everything.

Anyway, my dear brother was the one  keen on making this recipe and brought it to my attention. Because I ‘had nothing better to do’, I ought to make it with him (was still on the career break at this point).

This is a chocolate mousse cake with layers of biscuit, poached pears & croustillant (wtf is that?!?) with a chocolate coating outside.

The original recipe (and videos) can be found here:

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