Vitis Eatery

I was farewelling a good friend of mine who was just about to embark on a new and exciting journey.  In true Emelia style I had to send her off with a delicious meal.  We decided on Vitis Eatery because it was a little fancier than the normal week day lunch venue and it was a great place to have a long lunch without any hustle and bustle.  I had been there for dinner before, but never for lunch.  Boy, was I surprised.  The food was amazing.

It was the day that it was snowing in Canberra so we had the novelty of being able to watch the snow falling while we lingered over our long lunch.

 

We both started with a little appetizer.  These were true morsels of happiness.

Tempura Prawn on a cucumber salad
Tempura Prawn on a cucumber salad

 

Scallop Tartare with Avocado and Wasabi
Scallop Tartare with Avocado and Wasabi

I had the scallop with avocado and Wasabi and it was a great balance of flavours.  This was a great start to the meal.

For our main my fried and I decided to share the special of the menu that day.  It was a beautiful spatchcock stuffed with grapes and ancient grains.  This was the best spatchcock I have ever eaten.  The meat was beautifully moist and the caramelised grapes were so sweet and sour that they complemented the beautiful poultry.  It came with a creamy Potato Dauphinoise.  It was the perfect accompaniment.

Spatchcook stuffed with grapes and ancient grains.
Spatchcook stuffed with grapes and ancient grains.

And last but not least the CHEESE!!!!  We seriously gorged our selves and absolutely no regrets!!!!!  We thought it was strange to have the salad on the side of the cheese board but we just ate around it.

Cheese board at Vitis Eatery
Cheese board at Vitis Eatery

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BrodPeloton – Andrew and Emelia’s first event!

[quote]In Canberra we love our bikes – the city is perfect for it! We also love our food and friends, we often ride off to different places to eat and enjoy each other’s company.[/quote]

This is the first event we will be running for all who want to be involved, showcasing Canberra lifestyle, places and people. We want to show that today’s Canberra is far from boring, it is the perfect balance of big city things to do, and bush capital peace and quiet. Meaning, you can go out and party, then come home and enjoy a nice quiet cup of tea as you listen to the gum trees sway in the breeze, often without a car to be heard. Canberra is Australia’s best kept secret 🙂

Brodburger is a Canberra institution, you simply must go there if you’re visiting Canberra or a local, get out there! They make the most delicious Beef, chicken, fish and veggie burgers, all with your choice of blue, swiss, vintage or fetta cheese. www.brodburger.com.au – Best to order ahead, they are quite busy!

Anyway to stay posted guys, we will be posting new events all the time so friend us on FB! 🙂

Burmese Curry Place – A Canberra Institution

Burmese Curry!  This place is an institution in Canberra. A lot of people know about it, but it really is one of Canberra’s unsung heros.  It has a basic menu of 9 dishes that are available every week day for lunch or dinner.  The basic concept is that you can choose two dishes and it’s served on a bed of steamed rice.  The curries are spicy and salty and they hit the spot every single time.  You can make them more spicy if you like, the Burmese Curry Place provide you with extra chilli to give your curries some extra kick. They have the same curries every day

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  • Prawn and Chicken Curry
  • Fish Curry
  • Chicken and Potato Curry
  • Sweet Pork Curry
  • Fish Cake Curry
  • Egg Curry
  • Vegie Curry
  • Chicken and Bean Curry
  • Beef and Potato Curry

Andrew with his Fish Cake and Beef Curries - Loving Life.  Andrew with his Fish Cake and Beef Curries – Loving Life.

One Wednesday Andrew and I were at a bit of a loose end looking for a quick bite to eat before we went for a walk around the lake when we thought BURMESE CURRY! We love it so much.  It reminds us of a little Asian street eat place, right here in the heart of Canberra.  I had the Chicken & Prawn Curry and the Fish Curry.  Andrew had the Beef Curry and the Fish Cakes.  DELICIOUS!

Where else can you get better value? $10 for a delicious meal and a drink.

Me eating a delicious prawn from my Prawn & Chicken Curry!
Me eating a delicious prawn from my Prawn & Chicken Curry!

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