Tuesday, 25 September 2012
hobart! Day one, part one: food!
Hi! Apologies for disappearing for so long, it's just been one of those weeks. Here I'll pick up where I left of in my last post, when I was ready to head of to Hobart, Tasmania, with a girlfriend. I had such an amazing time, and I can't believe it was almost two weeks ago already! Yes, I was really, really tired that weekend, getting over a cold. I packed the night before, with the help of Babycat. Although she did slow things down a bit. We eventually got there. As much as I like the look of these vintage suitcases, they aren't entirely practical. I need a new overnight bag. Something a bit lighter and easier to carry! I knew I'd be doing lots of walking, so I decided to wear sensible shoes. I didn't really have any room for heels, so flat brogues it was all weekend. These ones are from asos and are incredibly comfortable! And so the next morning I did my best no-I'm-not-tired poses. After a quick flight and cab ride, it was time for lunch. We went to Ethos in Hobart. I love the old buildings in Tasmania and Hobart city centre. We headed into a courtyard. I liked how the menus were in old book covers. It was nice to sit outside under blue skies at the end of winter. We had coats and so were warm enough. The fresh air felt really good. And it was nice to look around the old converted courtyard. We were HUNGRY! Simple bread and butter and extra salt tasted so so good. We were in a hurry to it eat, really! And then, mains. Oh, some of the best food I've ever had. We ordered caramelised beetroot and venison... ... and rabbit. Amazing. My favourite was the venison. I want more! I'd like to try and cook something similar at home. I'd have to do it soon, though, before it gets too warm. Dessert time! We were going to have just one to share, but the lovely waitress (who looked like a young Nigella!) suggested the honey cakes, and we couldn't say no to salted malt ice cream and rhubarb, so we had both. Woah. We were glad we got both. The honey cakes were a new experience... yum. So unbelievably good. Coffee was essential to keep me going. Um, yum! I am definitely going back. We left with happy bellies as it was time to go to the ferry, and head off for the island for Mona.
Posted by esme and the laneway at 17:40