November 7th, 2010


Oxford Landing Restaurant @ Good Food and Wine Show

Lunch at the Oxford Landing Restaurant in the Good Food and Wine Show deserves its own entry.

Discount that the place is crazy busy. One requires much patience to stand in two lines: the cashier to purchase the coupons ($12 for entrées, $24 for mains and $8 for dessert) and the line to grab a seat. Thankfully most people eat and run, so the turnover is quick.

And then there's the menu! How does one choose between Gary Mehigan, Gary Mehigan, Janella Purcell or Manu Feildel? Each sounds more amazing than the next and they really know how to spoil you for choice. Each entrée/main comes with a glass of wine from Oxford Landing Estates.

Gary Mehigan's Bastilla of lamb, olives and pine nuts
Wine match - Oxford Landing Estates Merlot

Think Moroccan spices and a deliciously crisp flake to the pastry.
Soooo yummy!
Thanks ainead for letting me sample it!

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This week's groceries from the Cooparoo Markets

Due to the day at the Good Food and Wine Show, we weren't able to pick up our week's groceries at the West End markets nor the Jan Power Powerhouse markets.

There's been a bit of buzz about the new air-conditioned markets in Cooparoo, so I thought we'd check them out and see if they might make a good fresh fruit and veg supplier. I'll put up a review in my next post. In the meantime, here's what we picked up.

  • Spring onions x2 bunches
  • Tomatoes x4
  • Bak choy x1 bunch
  • Japanese pumpkin x1
  • Rocket x1 bag
  • Broccoli x1 head
  • Garlic x1 bag

This came up to $13.30 - a lot less than our designated $30 spend. And no fruit either. Unfortunately the other produce was poor, so I had to pick up some mushrooms, okra and avocadoes at Woolworths instead.

Roasted pumpkin and garlic will definitely be on the menu this week.