Juniper Farm sauerkraut
KALE IS SO YESTERDAY. At least that’s what the smarty-pants people who purport to know these things are telling us. The it vegetable of this past year is losing its lustre – it’s worn us down with its endlessly perfect properties. I do admit a fatigue with seeing kale salad (often requiring 68 chews per […]
Absinthe Cafe: lunch at an eclectic French bistro
Une Petite Soupe (a broccoli “velouté”) was course one of Absinthe’s three course lunch special. A classic crème brulée in mini ramequin came last, and in between, a main course of Taco de Poulet Tikka with Kachumber. To suggest that, from time to time, Patrick Garland and his team of cracker jack French bistro cookers […]
Fraser Café: lunch of comfort food, well executed.
Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. and Fraser Café in New Edinburgh is packed. There’s a mum and her young, (uniformed) daughter sprung from school at one table. A pair of elderly gents in tweed jackets are at another. A group of well-coiffed ladies who lunch are in the side room, and then there’s the three guys in power suits […]
Christmas lunch at The Albion Rooms
Well here’s a festive dish. Called “House Pasta” — beetroot stained fettuccine cooked right to firm, clinging to a pistachio pesto, further greened with parsley leaves, blobbed white with chevre, and slick with a pepita and pistachio oil. In addition to looking good, it had a vibrant flavour. The only thing missing was the gold […]