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Caloundra – Milano’s Gelateria

I had never heard of Caloundra but if we were going drop by and I only had one chance to eat there, where would I go? According to UrbanspoonMilano’s Gelateria¬†is where it’s at. Their shop front is adorned with prestigious awards and I couldn’t wait to see what the fuss was about.

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They have a no taste tester policy so what you choose is what you’re stuck with. Despite my plea for specific flavours, Tim chose what he wanted.

Medium sized cups ($5.50 each)

Lemon and raspberry sorbet (left) and mint, creme caramel and nutella on the right. The sorbets were particularly refreshing and had an intense flavour while the gelato was very smooth and creamy.

I chose a frozen dessert which appeared to be a profiterole on top on some gelato. The flavours of the gelato stood well on it’s own, it didn’t need to be encased in stale choux pastry, best stick with gelato in a cup.

With so many scenic beaches around the area,¬†Milano’s Gelateria is well suited to it’s surroundings with many sunny hot days and hungry mouths to feed. Definitely worth coming to.

 

Venue:¬†Milano’s Gelateria

Address:¬†82 Bulcock St¬†Caloundra, QLD

Phone: (07) 5491 5260

Milano's Gelateria on Urbanspoon

Gold Coast – A raw start to the New Year

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We were off to start the new year with a good brunch at the very scenic Sanctuary Cove. Very few things were opened but Raw was there with open dining and a fresh looking menu.

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A lovely view by the water.

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Beverages 

Bircher Muesli creamy organic oats soaked in organic apple juice topped with fresh seasonal fruit. Served with Barambah Organic Yoghurt, crunchy almond & coconut and a side of our home made berry compote ($15.50).

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The Lot –¬†Homemade rosti potato hash, two free range eggs cooked your way, double smoked bacon, salciccia¬†(pork & beef sausage), garlic & thyme roasted mushrooms, roasted vine ripened tomato and Spanish¬†baked beans topped with truffle hollandaise sauce and served with toasted ciabatta bread ($21.50).¬†We had to remind them that this was supposed to be serve with bread.

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Eggs Benedict –¬†two poached free range eggs on toasted sourdough with truffle hollandaise and smoked bacon ($18.50). Perfect eggs topped with a delicious hollandaise sauce.

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Avocado & Ricotta – two pieces of toasted sourdough topped with avocado, fresh La Vera ricotta and a drizzle of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil ($15.50). This had an ample serving of ricotta despite the fact that the waitress spilt a big dollop over me. The olive oil was the star of the board, it was simple, elegant and light- the perfect breakfast.

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Sides~

Rosti potato hash ($4.50). I really wanted to try their potato hash but it lacked flavour and crispiness.

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Venue: Raw kitchen and espresso

Address: The Docks, Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland 4212

Phone: (07) 5514 8270

Website: http://www.rawkitchenandespresso.com.au/

Raw Kitchen & Espresso on Urbanspoon

Brisvegas – The Bun Mobile Food Truck

Not knowing exactly where I was going, I got in a taxi and in true dramatic Hollywood style followed The Bun Mobile Food Truck. They have a location calendar on their website, so today we were headed off to Brisbane West End.

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I couldn’t help myself, if Tim was ordering chicken there was no way I could choose between Wagyu and pork. The buns were extremely soft and all the greens were very fresh.

The Wagyu bunslow cooked Wagyu beef, butter lettuce, soy pickled shitake mushrooms and red dragon sauce ($8.00). The meat was soft and tender but I felt that there were tpo many elements to the bun that overwhelmed the taste.

The pork bun twice cooked pork, hoisin sauce, sakura pickled cucumber and shallot batons ($8.00). They put too much hoisin sauce in the bun, which made it too similar to a heavily sauced peking duck pancake. If they eased up on the sauce it would be ok, but the pork was very tender.

The chicken bun¬†–¬†char grilled teriyaki chicken, slaw with julienne carrot and mint, Japanese mayo and hoisin sauce ($8.00). I’m not the biggest chicken fan (unless it’s wings) but I would have to say that this was the tastiest bun out of the three.

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They have the three standard buns (pork, Wagyu and chicken) but they also had two specials, by streamlining their small menu allows a short waiting time for getting your meal. It was a really hot day when I had this so I wasn’t particularly ravenous and after nibbling and sharing three buns we were stuffed.

A nice concept to have delicious ‘Asian burgers’ on wheels to expand their market, I wish they’d drive down to Canberra though.¬†image

Venue: The bun Mobile Food Truck

Address: Location varies in Brisbane CBD

Website: http://www.thebunmobile.com.au/

Phone: 0401 420 922

The Bun Mobile Food Truck on Urbanspoon

A friendly reminder from our market friends

Reminder: No Market on show weekend

The Royal Canberra Show

It‚Äôs that time of year again ‚ÄĒ time for showbags, sideshow alley, animal displays and cake decorating competitions.¬† That‚Äôs right;¬†the¬†ActewAGL¬†Royal Canberra Show¬†will be held at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) on the weekend of22-24 February 2013. ¬†

As a result, there will be NO Capital Region Farmers Market on that weekend and we’ll also be finishing up a bit early this Saturday 16 February (11.00am) to allow for set-up for the show.  However, it will be business as usual the following weekend (Saturday 2 March 2013), so make sure you roll-up, roll-up on 2 March to get your Farmers Market fix!

PS: We’ll also be closed on Easter Saturday (Saturday 30 March 2013) for the National Folk Festival, but we’ll remind you again closer to the date.