02 May, 2015

East End Den

Let me introduce to you, East End Den - Melbourne's newest basement kitchen & bar located deep down in the belly of Chinatown. Starring locally sourced food and drinks, East End Den's killer cocktails and small plates are sure to please.

Trust me. Head east now !



Natural Oyster with Shallot Vinegar


Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter with Basil


Lamb Cutlets, Chermoula, Crispy Potato and Watercress


Chorizo Croquettes with Lime Aioli


Scallops with Broccoli Puree, Radish and Blood Orange


confessions of a little piggy was invited to dine as a guest of East End Den

East End Den

51 Little Bourke Street  
Melbourne, VIC 3000
http://www.eastendden.com.au

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27 April, 2015

Bagelicious

What's more to love than a soft, chewy bagel complemented with a wide selection of tantalising flavours ? Yeah, it's pretty hard to beat. So when Yonathan from Bagelicious invited a bagel buddy and myself to check out his second addition to the Bagelicious family, I was all smiles. 



Chicken Schnitzel

Our first choice was the Chicken Schnitzel on a poppy studded bagel, a unanimous decision. The schnitzel was thick yet tender, crusted in a lovely golden coating and smeared in a generous dollop of mustard and mayo. The crunchy salad of cucumber, lettuce and tomato was refreshing and made the bagel whole (minus the hole). 






Smoked Chicken

The Smoked Chicken from the Pressed Toast Bagel menu came highly recommended by Yonathan, and boy it did not disappoint. Served on an Everything Bagel, the bagel came out in a rainbow of pesto, smoked chicken, roast capsicum, red onion and cheddar. The sharp cheese melted straight into the juicy chicken whilst the vegetables added a fresh touch to each bite. 





Cinnamon & Raisin 

We ended with the Cinnamon & Raisin Bagel hot out of the oven, oozing with the heavenly pairing of peanut butter and jelly. Mm mm mmm.

My oh my did I enjoy Bagelicious. These are what I call #baegoals


confessions of a little piggy was invited to dine as a guest of Bagelicious

Bagelicious
646 Glenferrie Road  
Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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21 April, 2015

St Zita's Cafe

Conveniently located in the heart of Glen Huntly, St Zita's Cafe is what I call your local suburban cafe. It doesn't claim to be anything revolutionary, instead they heavily focus on the classics that satisfy and making you feel at home. Home sweet home.





St Zita's Fritters

It's not often I find myself craving fritters, but today was the day. Corn and zucchini fritters dotted with herbs, a fresh tomato and avo salsa, a handful of peppery rocket followed with a dollop of a rich and mildly tangy crème fraîche. The addition of poached eggs ? Hello protein ! What I would have loved to see were a couple more fritters though (oink oink) and a crispier exterior if I were to be extra picky.


Green Eggs and Ham 

What a plateful the Green Eggs and Ham was ! A luscious pile of creamy, golden goodness atop two slices of 7 grain toast, buttered mushrooms, black beans and roast tomatoes over a bed of vibrant green basil pesto rich in parmesan and pine nuts. Let's not forget the sexy folds of prosciutto and added hash brown (naughty naughty). Because really, no big breakfast is complete without a super crispy hash brown.

Overall ? St Zita's Cafe delights with traditional, honest food and friendly staff in a warm homely ambience. A true local's choice.


confessions of a little piggy was invited to dine as a guest of St Zita's Cafe

St Zita's Cafe
1167 Glen Huntly Road  
Glen Huntly, VIC 3163

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