Am loving this song right now. Favourite Christmas song of 2013.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Let's Party Like It's 1785 was the final Secret Foodies event for 2013. Clad in our Marie-Antoinette best, we celebrated with Piper-Heidsieck flowing all night long, impeccable French canapés and dreamy French waiters (ask Natasha).
I tried rabbit for the first time... Delicious!
The dessert table was a sight for sore eyes, with towering croquembouche, old-fashioned lollipops and jars upon jars of sweets.
As my glass received top-up after top-up from the dreamy waiters, the night becomes a little hazy, but was certainly a heap of fun... A big ol' heap of Frenchy fun.
Posted by Champagne Duchess at 9:21 PM
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Is the Ivanhoe home to the best burger in Sydney? Ivan-no! This pub is one of those who has spent a fortune on the fit-out, and not much time on the food. The burger is lackluster and has a dirty, herbaceous flavour that stays with one long into the evening... Ugh.
There is no pinkness. No blush. It's overdone but that's testament to the quality of the meat being used, which obviously isn't very high grade.
I have nothing positive to say about this burger.
The chips on the other hand, are spectacular. They must be double fried as they are so obnoxiously crunchy. Golden rods of Heaven.
So far my research of burgers on the northern beaches has not returned any gems. Bugger.
Posted by Champagne Duchess at 9:00 PM
November is often the month where we can taste summer and Christmas and that end-of-yearness, which means something in us clicks and we begin to party.
Kicking off these festivities, is the race that stops a nation: The Melbourne Cup.
Frivolity, fashion, gorgeous equines and champagne. Oh and when you get interviewed on national news about your fabulous hat, it's indeed a superb day.
Posted by Champagne Duchess at 8:48 PM