I visit Mejico just to eat their Guacamole (minus the Coriander which is a flavour I struggle to understand why people like). There is no doubt that their guac would still taste better than mine for some reason or another, BUT if you really wanted to give it a go here’s the what and how …
What you need? Avo, Lemon, Onion, Chilli Flakes, Salt, Pistachios, Olive Oil & I’d substitute the Coriander for Parsley if really required.
How? Here are the basic steps. If you try it please do share your thoughts on this. Was it successful?
Step 1: Scoop the avo in a bowl
Step 2: Add Chilli Flakes
Step 3: Get an onion
& chop it finely
Step 5: Add Pistachio
Step 6: Don’t forget the salt
Step 7: Voila, you’re done. Smash it all together and add some Olive Oil
It’s known that Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and popular cities in Spain so you expect it to look as sharp as they say it is, Madrid on the other hand has been a wonderful surprise.
Seeing the city for the first time shuffled all my presumptions of what I thought it would be. I expected it to be dated, instead it’s archeitectually modern, naturally spacious and has all the features that a city should have, that being white European historical buildings, a great Castle, a huge natural park, great food, and a calm crowd.
No doubt, if you walk outside the city the surrounding neighbourhood does feel like Spain with it’s narrow streets and apartment blocks that are covered in painted walls.
Do I recommend you visit Madrid? Absolutely. After spending few days there, and travelling with two food finders, here is what I recommend you do?
1- Visit the Parque De El Retiro: Natural park, and absolutely gorgeous.
2- Visit Jardines De Sabatini: Castle for great views
3- Walk around the city centre
4- Their Art Gallery is also a must do for those that enjoy casual visits.
In terms of food & drinks, here’s our favourite hot spots:
1- Bump & Green: An organic cafe for Breakfast or Lunch, one of my favourites so far.
2- Pum Pum: A cute cafe, outside the city centre, great good and you get to feel the neighbouring suburbs of Madrid
3- El Sur: For lunch or dinner, has traditional Spanish food
4- San Gines: Churros, of course, this is a MUST
You can’t leave Spain without some Sangrias. to see the view of the city the NH Collection Hotel has a hidden rooftop bar where you can snap away the city of Madrid, along with the Oscar Hotel with it’s chilled bar scene and delicious cocktails.
NH Collection, Madrid, Spain
If you’ve been, what did you like most?
The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney
The Boathouse, Sydney
Mercato e Cucina, Sydney
Coogee Pavilion, Sydney
I’m no foodie, but I guarantee that my recommendations are as valid as if I were Jamie Oliver.
The balmy days of late summer encourage a visit to the The Boathouse in Balmoral. The Market fruit plate and avocado + tomato on charred toast is the perfect option for a light and fresh breakfast.
Travel to Italy down Victoria Road and visit Mercato e Cucina, a place that combines an Italian delicatessen, wine cellar, bakery, butcher, groceries, all authentic in one location. As a breakfast option, I recommend the pan fried eggs & omelette – both delicious meals.
When feeling green, It’s the poached chicken and farro salad at the Coogee Pavilion and the Ramzey’s salad at The Ground of Alexandria that will leave you satisfied. This is true, they are both high in protein and drizzled with a green goddess dressing.
On the naughty side of things, modern chinese at Ms.G’s is often a popular choice amongst the trendy food eaters in Sydney. After you finish picking the best of small dishes, make sure you be ‘The Boss’ and order this dessert to go with, I promise you won’t regret it.
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