Yesterday Boyfriend and I had lunch at the revamped Newmarket Hotel in St. Kilda. I saw it on a Melbourne food blog, and was allured by the interesting menu and funky architecture.
The joint boasts Californian and Spanish fusion and recommends sharing food. The staff ranged from Indie to Hipster inspired and were extremely friendly and helpful. When I asked whether they had any mocktails, they offered to concoct a customised one for me and with the instructions of “strawberries and citrusy” the bartender created the perfect tangy fresh drink for a hot summer’s day.
First we had the Catalan pizza of the day which had sweet and savoury flavours. I don’t remember all the foods on it, but jalapeno and nectarine stick in my mind. T’was interestingly yummy.
I have heard rumblings of the pork carnitas in the soft tacos and had to try! Once again there was that sweet and savoury mix. There was the zing of pickled pineapple; the vegetables reminded us of Vietnamese rice paper rolls however the adobe sauce just kept it Mexican.
The roast of the day was the lamb with a mix of other flavours like squash and olives. Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of this dish.. I think it was the squash, however my boyfriend named this as his favourite dish so far.
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Afterwards we went to his house, which he has just moved into with three of my favourite people in the world. Can you believe it, all 4 of my lovelies under the one roof! :D I caught up with the others then played Mario Bros with the boy. We had Chinese for dinner then all watched Easy A (love this movie!). It was nearly 2am when it finished so I stayed over.
For breakfast we randomly decided to go to Kensington and pick a place. The Premises caught our eye with its sparse but cool decorating. We dined on those old wooden school desks you had in primary school, by the front window watching people and the train go by.
I had the french toast with vanilla mascarpone and a some-fancy- syrup :p
Also had the 100% strawberry juice which came in an awesome bottle which I forgot to ask to keep because I got distracted talking to the waitress. She was my highschool friend who I hadn’t seen in nine years since we both moved schools. We have both took interesting paths, her’s has got me thinking about mine…