Hot off the press- Pop Cakes of Canberra

——-01/04/2012——-

This budding new business (only 8 weeks old!) has kept up with the food trends which have become very popular in the US and UK and now to hit Australia- cake pops!

Pop Cakes of Canberra have a clever colour co-ordination of ribbon to cake flavours, where they have perfected three delicious basic flavours (but are not limited to) to currently sell at markets: vanilla; chocolate and coffee (although I’m not a coffee drinker, coffee was my favourite). They are a rich and moist cakes in a convenient size of a golf ball and have been handmade with gorgeous designs.

I couldn’t help but buy one (well two) especially when the cake innards were so delicious, sweet and moist! I’ve bought them for two people at work who have been leaving delicious baked goods on my desk, but who would want to eat this  little guy when he is looking at you with those cute bug eyes! Lady beetle chocolate cake- $4.50.

In keeping with the upcoming Easter theme, I bought a baby chick vanilla cake ($4.50)

Not only an awesome gift idea but they also make for a unique cake option for birthdays, functions and weddings. I was browsing their FaceBook page and found some wonderful pictures of their work!

Currently you can find them at the Old Bus Depot Markets on Sundays, order online and soon coming to Dendy cinemas in Canberra. Don’t forget to check them out!

Delissio restaurant and bar

——-20/01/2012——-

Sometimes you just need to get away from work and go out with good company for some good food. Delissio restaurant and bar in Curtin is tucked away in quiet suburbia and it was only serendipitous that I found this place years ago when my friend got lost and we happen to drive past it. 

Entree~

Sichuan calamari with mandarin aioli, pickled cucumer and radish salad ($14.00)– it was a bit salty but had lots of flavours of different spices and it went well with the roquette and salad.

Duck bruschetta ($10.00) Nothing too special but the duck was tender.

Fritii vedura lightly fried vegetable fritters with haloumi, cumin and shallots, side of cucumber yoghurt ($8.00) delicious fritters but I couldn’t tell that there was haloumi inside.

Mains~

Linguine pollo formaggio chicken breast with chilli, garlic, onion, spinach, fresh tomato and ricotta ($19.00) lots of chilli today which my friend loved but maybe too much for some other people.

Linguine oceana prawns, calamari, market fresh fish, mussels and scallops, garlic, parsley, tomato with a hint of chilli ($24.00) I try to order different things when I come here but this is a dish I always come back to and sometimes will even crave for.

Dessert~

Blackboard special- Black forest meringue ($14.00) We weren’t planning on getting dessert but I was able to convince my friends to share this one with me. This was rather disappointing, you can’t just add cherries (they tasted like they were from a can) and then call it black forest. The meringue was really hard and it shattered everywhere when we eventually cut through it, it wasn’t chewy and soft at all, although the chocolate mousse chunks was nice.

I come here for the good food (I also love their pizza and reef and beef), the atmosphere during a birthday, but not for the service (and I do understand they get very busy and it’s not always bad). During the lunch service I found the service pretty inattentive given the amount of people in the restaurant and the two waitresses spent more time talking to each other than seeing our waving arms to get their attention. They are lucky that I enjoy the food so much to keep coming back.

Venue: Delissio Restaurant and Bar

Address: 83 Theodore St, Curtin

Phone: (02) 6282 0855

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