Friday, September 4, 2015

Beer Blurb: Newcastle Brown Ale

A brew familiar to me. I have had this beer as an old favourite for a while and I still keep coming back to it for its great taste and body. Newcastle Brown Ale was originally produced in Newcastle upon Tyne from 1927 but now brewed by Heineken at the John Smith’s Brewery in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire since 2010. The alcohol content is 4.7% and medium to low carbonation. Flavours of a caramel apple come to mind when enjoying this dark ale. There is a low bitterness level so if you can tell by now, this works well for me! I never get sick of this ale and the only thing stopping me buying tons of it is the price tag here in Australia as it is an import. Try this one out if you like a sweeter ale with interesting flavours and are looking for a great companion with some pulled pork!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pondok Daun @ Adelaide CBD

As you may or may not know, we were due to go to Bali and didn't quite make it there no thanks to the volcano. Whyyyy, why you must erupt *sad face*. There was a silver lining in the end but no, we didn't make it to Bali. For now, I'll just have to find Indonesian food here. We came across Pondok Daun right before we were supposed to leave for Bali and found many dishes close to home for me. How did the meals fare? Pretty good.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Street ADL @ Rundle St

Despite the popularity of Rundle Street's Street ADL and Orana by chef Jock Zonfrillo, time has somehow slipped away and it is only now that we made a visit. A rather clever space of informal dining, cocktails and bar downstairs with a fine dining restaurant upstairs designed to blow your mind. Both have different atmosphere, you wouldn't think it was the same establishment. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Beer Blurb: Victory Brewing Company V12

Lucky enough for me, I was able to try this Belgium style strong ale at a beer degustation meal at The Earl of Leicester pub. I love this ale with its deep caramel, apricot and even pear flavours. This is an amber ale designed to be enjoyed and appreciated for what it is. The alcohol content is quite high so you may want to take it easy. Victory Brewing Company hails from the USA so you may need to hunt it down if keen to try. This ale would be great with a big roast dinner or some strong cheeses or even out of a brown paper bag on the road side!

- Mr Foodie

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

La Bonne Table @ Wakefield St

Tapas is often a word Mr Foodie doesn't like to hear, being a typical carnivorous big eater but this was my chance to pick a place I'd like to try. We ended up at La Bonne Table, as French as the name sounds, the cuisine was very international with clear influences from many parts of the world. I loved the decor, though on the darker industrial side, it was rather romantic and had character. We were shown to our table where I instantly spot the Ferrero Rocher that took all my might to save for coffee at the end of the night. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Beer Blurb: Pirate Life Brewing Throwback IPA

I had never tried any beers from Pirate Life Brewing before so I was pleased when visiting The Seven Stars Hotel that it was on the beer menu. It came in a can which seems to be the coming trend due to longer shelf life. Talking a sip there was a bitter initial taste which followed through to the end. The beer is a session beer which means a lower alcohol content, it allows you to enjoy more and thus have a session. I feel it was a very light tasting beer but more on the wishy washy side. It lacked body and flavour which I seek out in a good beer. Having said that, in the future I am still keen to try other beers from Pirate Life Brewing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ai Fiori @ King William St

We've only ever stepped inside this grand historic building once and on this night we had the pleasure of visiting again, this time it was for the menu sampling of new Italian restaurant Ai Fiori.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Barefoot Barista @ Gold Coast

Not so long ago we had a wedding to attend in Gold Coast, it was to be a reunion of old friends as we celebrate the commitment two good friends were about to make to each other. Being cold and wintery in Adelaide and Melbourne, we were all looking forward to some sunshine. The wedding was held at Links Golf Course in Hope Island. The view was breathtaking and the wedding day was blessed with clear blue skies. Let me take you back 24 hours.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Beer Blurb: Kirin Megumi

Kirin Megumi First Press Lager (5%) is a Japanese style lager with a katana swift crispness that slices though the taste buds. Very refreshing initially with a little bitter aftertaste which is up my alley. It has a medium carbonation with a mineral water light quality giving a pure taste. This is a nice beer for a warm day eating perhaps sushi or other light meals. It would be easy to fly though many of these so stay disciplined young grasshopper! I would ninja yourself down and sneak one of these to take home. Drink it with honour and enjoy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hoosegow - Running with Bulls Wine Degustation

There's nothing quite like roses to charm the ladies and last week Hoosegow was set to charm us all at a preview of their Running with Bulls wine degustation dinner. Located on Magill Road, this Latin American inspired fusion restaurant marries with Eastern and Asian flavours perfectly using the most basic yet fragrant form of cooking - charcoal grill.
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