There’s a distinctly Asian vibe to the Neutral Bay scene, more often than not I’ll find myself at yet another Thai or Japanese restaurant for dinner. As friend P actually works in the area I decided to let her decide and we ended up wandering inside Papaya Thai, a rather lush looking Thai restaurant.
My first experience which soon developed to an obsession with Cannoli started precisely 4 years ago. It was 4 years ago, that I started a new job at a shop which was directly opposite to a beautiful Italian patisserie. Each morning, my request would be a ricotta filled cannoli with a medium cappucino. I can remember precisely how the cannoli tasted, with it’s crispy shell encasing an airy mixture of ricotta cheese, douse in a little sprinkle of icing sugar, it brings back great memories.
Good food, good wine and good people. To many people, these are the essential ingredients to a good life or at least a good Friday night. Wine makers and attendees of this Kings Vault event tend to agree, after having a chat with them all at the limited time only and innovative pop up bar, Kings vault. By the way, is ‘pop up bar’ the new black ? I keep seeing this word every where.
For me, Bacon alone symbolises everything that’s good about this world. With its versatility and impossibility of being cooked incorrectly, I’d dare say it’s a fail proof ingredient. There is actually a point to my random babbling about bacon. Sometime last week, I spoke to Billy who mentioned he wanted to try making Macaron with bacon some how incorporated into it. Macaron and Bacon, sweet and salty. Soft and crispy, what a genius combination.
I heard some news on the grapevine that the Pastry Chef of Pier would be leaving soon, and that her creations are something that had to be tasted before she closes up her chapter at Pier. This news was also confirmed in this months Gourmet Traveler magazine.