Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Food Food Food

So if you haven't already noticed, it's Good Food Month starting today. In previous years, I have just attended the night noodle market and also a couple of the Sugar Hit events. My current manager is a self-confessed food-a-holic and was quite keen on many of the events. Today we went to Glass in the Hilton for the Hat's Off lunch. We both had the Duck Confit and a glass of Chardonnay and watched while the kitchen staff yelled out orders (in a rather refined, yet not unlike Gordan Ramsay kind of way) and even managed to get a glimpse of Luke Mangan himself.

Other lunches I'm booked in for include Becasse and Ocean Room. I also tried to book lunch/dinner for the BFG and I at Quay (because it won 3 hats in the SMH Good Food Guide awards and we're both shallow and go purely for these types of reasons) but didn't manage to get a booking as they a) don't do lunch on weekends and b) fully booked out for weekend dinners until the end of the month.

On the weekend, the BFG and I went for a run (can I just say that running at 10am is not a good idea - especially when we are heading towards warmer weather - yes I'm talking to you BFG!!). To reward ourselves, we went into the city and had a late lunch at Bills in Surry Hills where we both got the scrambled eggs with chippolatas. So apparently Bills is famous for their scrambled eggs. I thought it was nice and creamy (I think the copious amounts of butter and cream added to it helps) but the whole experience was a bit of a let-down and I personally think its all a bit overrated. However, I can attest to Bill Granger's scone recipe - it's the only one that has ever worked for me. Afterwards, craving something sweet, we went over to Balmain to Adriano Zumbo where the BFG bought me one of every flavour of his macaroons (they're the new cupcake!), a citron tart and for himself a chocolate pastry thingy. I grabbed a coffee from Bertoni Casalinga and we made our way to the park to stuff ourselves full of sugar.

Needless to say, all this eating has not helped me in living the Weight Watchers way of life. The problem does not end there. Next week, I have my work Offsite (which unfortunately isn't really offsite for me as it's held in Sydney this year) which will involve much more eating (2 dinners at what I hope to be some fancy schmancy restaurant) and heaps of boozing networking and training.