Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Weekender in Bendigo, Victoria

Friday 2 May 2014

Bruschetta topped with marinated tomato, basil & Salute EVOO (for 2) 13.5

Spaghetti Mollica - olive oil fish pieces, garlic, chilli, parmesan & anchovies 22.5

Pork Belly slow cooked w pan fried scallops, parsnip puree & white chocolate mayonnaise 15.5

Red Wine Poached Pear w rice custard, biscotti & fresh vanilla ice cream 12.5

Lemon Tart w shortbread ice cream & chilli sugar 12.5

The bruschetta was the absolute standout of the meal, and the desserts were pretty darn delicious and satisfying too! But we would suggest giving the spaghetti mollica a miss. Maybe take a peek at what the locals are ordering and follow suit.

Saturday 3 May 2014

Good morning!

orange juice

soy latte with honey

brekkie quesadilla w/ homemade chorizo + beans, fresh spinach, avocado, capsicum tapenade & meredith goats feta wrapped in a light egg omelet $14.0

C.H.O.I.C.E - choose your toast (corn bread), your eggs (poached), do it your way $8.5 + grilled tomato $4.0 + herbie mushrooms $4.0

The quirky space was cosy and comfortable, while the food was fresh and delicious. The service was pretty slow and we even had to wait over 20 minutes for our coffees, but we understand that it was a very busy weekend and the venue was absolutely packed, so obviously the staff and kitchen were just a bit overwhelmed. Overall, a very nice spot for brunch.

Vanilla slice

On our way to the music festival and what we found there (shot on Olympus PEN Lite with 15mm body cap lens).

Groovin The Moo

Groovin The Moo

Taco Truck

Fries from Beatbox Kitchen

Taco plate from Taco Truck

Burger from Beatbox Kitchen

Holy F*ck at Groovin The Moo

Sunday 4 May 2014

Mr. Beebes (formerly Whirrakee)

Chef's Tasting Menu - 6 savoury Tastes $62

Ginger Kid Ginger Beer $10

Lamb shank and nettle croquette

Barramundi Ceviche with pickled ginger, ruby grapefruit, lime dressing, hot mint and beanshoots

Sticky braised pork belly, pickled kale, fragrant herbs and crackle salad

Kitchen tasting plate

Kitchen tasting plate: Pickled wagyu tongue with truffled potato, artichoke, shallot and parsley

Kitchen tasting plate: Bay leaf smoked kangaroo with pickled parsnip and brandied cumquat

Kitchen tasting plate: Potted blood, green tomato and parsley

Kitchen tasting plate: Duck liver parfait, sherry muscatel jelly and brioche

Kitchen tasting plate: Wild rabbit terrine, pickled quince and toast

Kitchen tasting plate: Pulled pork rillettes

Wild rabbit in 2 parts, rolled fillet, leg pithivier, chestnut puree, confit shallot, and kaiser jus

Wild rabbit in 2 parts, rolled fillet, leg pithivier, chestnut puree, confit shallot, and kaiser jus

Corn fed duck breast, roasted brussel sprouts, quinoa and confit leg stew with jus gras

Mr. Beebe's was a surprising delight. With stylish decor and friendly staff, we thoroughly enjoyed a super fun and relaxed afternoon. The tasting menu is absurd value for money. We were absolutely stuffed by the time we left. The only disappointment was the duck, which was a bit overdone and dry. But we'd happily drive back to Bendigo for the tasting plate alone. A lovely way to end our weekender!

On the road home...

Fried egg on toast - a simple dinner at home to round off the weekend.

Mushroom disclaimer: If you cannot tell with 100% certainty if a mushroom is edible or not – do not eat it. Don’t eat it if you don’t know. Really. So please don't use any of the photos on this site to identify mushrooms. If you're keen to learn how to identify edible mushrooms, consider going on a guided tour.

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