My first time having Max Brenner was in Sydney. It is an international chocolate restaurant based in New York, with more than 50 locations worldwide. They specializes in creating chocolate-based desserts such as crepes, fondue, milkshakes, hot chocolates served in signature utensils (such as “Hug Mug”, where the tip of the cup is in a pointy shape so you can hold the mug in your hand and drink from the tip). It was a sweet craving on a Sunday night after Sri Lankan food at Camellia Restaurant.
Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in Australia. It was a fail day trip since we did not go to any famous wineries. However we did end up trying out a few food places and experience the fresh produce provided by South Australia.
Veggie Velo is the store that makes the best veggie burger in town. they opened in many location and you can track them via face book. We had them at the Market Shed on Holland Street. The burgers we ordered were “Local Lentil Burger” and “Grilled Adelaide Mushroom & Haloumi Burger” Both of them were AUD$10 each. The “Local Lentil Burger” pattie was made of organic lentils and chickpeas which was extremely filling. Mixed with my favorite raw beetroot and homemade onion jam, I can probably have this every single day.
The Market Shed on Holland near South Terrace is a Sunday Market that opens every Sunday from 9am-3pm. This Sunday market focuses on certified organic, sustainable local produce. There were many stalls selling freshly picked fruits and vegetables from local areas. it is also a great place to have breakfast & brunch with your families and friends as the place is packed with different organic food stores.
Our experience with Hill of Grace Restaurant was perfect from the beginning. When York made the booking over the phone, the lady was extra polite and pleasant to speak to. The whole food experience was sensational. Dennis Leslie- the head chef showed us how Filipino street food can be transformed into gourmet cuisines. At the end of our 3-hour food journey, Dennis took us on a grand tour around Adelaide Oval. I must say it was the best dining experience we had in Adelaide so far.
On our last day in Melbourne, York took me to a very nice Italian place in South Melbourne called “Etto Italian Street Pasta” . The place was 20 minutes walk from the place we stayed (we stayed at Crown Metropolis within the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex). Even though the store was small, it was packed with people dining inside and mainly takeaways.
Hallett Cove Conservation Park is one of Australia’s most amazing geological and archaeological sites. One of the fascinating geological site discovered is called “The Sugar Loaf”. Due to the discovery of this area, the geologists were able to conclude that parts of South Australia used to be under the sea 600 million years ago. About 500 millions of years ago the region was squeezed by earth movement which formed the folded rocks and into mountain ranges. This article takes you on a quick tour on what this geological site is all about.
After hearing a lot of good things about “d’Arrys Verandah Restaurant” at McLaren Vale, York and I decided to give it a try. d’Arrys Verandah Restaurant is located in d’Arenberg, it is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. This place has proven to be quite popular, we had to book 2 weeks in advance […]