Sunday, September 13, 2015

View - Photo Shoot @ Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Dining - Breakfast @ Park Hyatt Circular Quay

Add: 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000

Park Breakfast $35.00
(Continental buffet selection of cereal, pastry, cold meat, cheese, toast, seasonal fruit and fruit juice,served with tea and coffee)

Cafe Latte $6.00

Eggs Benedict, smoked leg ham, hollandaise $22.00

The "Spanish" organic eggs omelet, tomato & pork chorizo, onion & capsicum $24.00

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Event - Smooth Festival of Chocolate @ Circular Quay

The Pop Shop - Filtered Infused Water $6.50
(Strawberry, mint, lemon & cucumber)

Queens Pastri House Fruit & Nut Cronut $8.00

5 Star Street Food - Goat Baogers & Cheong Fun $13.00

Zumbo's V8 Nutella Cake
(Hazelnut dacquoise, gianduja & Nutella crunch, Nutella ganache, hazelnut chiffon, Nutella crepe brûlée, Nutella mousse, Nutella glaze, topped with a donut $9.00

Vogue Cafe's Nutella Shake $12.00 (Nutella, Milk, Ice Cream)
Bumble Bee (Crunchies, Oreos, Nutella, Ice Cream, Milk)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cooking Lab - Baked Cauliflower Mac n Cheese with Truffle

I love cauliflower! But it's Picky P's absolute hate.

When I went to Sail at Lavender Bay, I absolutely loved their side dish over the mains. Today I am going to concot up a diet-light mac-n-cheese version to sneak in some cauliflower for Picky P. 

(c) GMV - Got My Vote! (≧∇≦)

I am so excited about this gourmet yet skinny version of mac-n-cheese. It's got a whole cauliflower and ample truffle oil! 
It's my new favourite comfort food for Spring! Who can exercise self-control over this creamy cheesy yummy pasta dish? 

After this, I can't go back to the ordinary Mac-n-cheese. Even Picky P overlooked the cauliflower. 

-2 cups macaroni 
-3 cups cauliflower florets 
-1 cup white cream lasagne sauce
-6 slices of vintage cheddar cheese
-50g grated parmesan cheese
-30ml black truffle oil 
-20g fresh parsley leaves
-Salt & pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Cook cauliflower floret in a large pot of boiling water for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain well. 
3.Cook the pasta in the cauliflower broth until al-dente. Drain and remove.
4. Drizzle some truffle oil on the macaroni to prevent sticking.
5. Stir the lasagne white sauce with the pasta and the cauliflower. 
6. Spread macaroni & cauliflower mixture into a baking dish. 
7. Add 3 slices of cheese on top. 
8. Place into the oven and bake until cheese melted and turned bubbly.

9. Within the last 3 minutes, add a handful of leg ham on top. 
10. Served immediately. 
11.Garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Dining - ARIA @ Circular Quay

Complementary Chickpea crisp Appetizer

Special of the Day - Shaved calamari on custard 

Petunia ocean trout with Earl Grey tea, pickled sea lettuce and cucumber

Truffle potato mash

Dry aged Jack's Creek sirloin with sautéed mushrooms and watercress

Special swordfish steak

Cervena venison loin and sausage with Fargo, parsnip and Rosemary

Strawberry and champagne with macerated berries and watermelon

Pink lady Apple sorbet with coconut parfait, rhubarb, raspberries and toasted granola

Blood orange soufflé with Caramelised miche and marmalade ice cream