The Mexican Stand-off

  • why you won’t need a menu this week
  • plus are you ready for a Mexican hit?
  • …and the secret to creating it
Scrambled-quesadilla

Cheesy Mexican truffle quesadillas, chilli scrambled eggs, roasted corn & tomato salsa,
tamarind & chipotle drizzle, jicama & coriander salad

“MENU…….ARE YOU SERIOUS? Forget that……..hit me with that quesadilla thing on the front page.”

If I told you that it wouldn’t be a secret anymore :) .What we do know is what has worked for us time and time again………the finest fresh ingredients………..traditional flavours that go…………awesome suppliers-thanks El Cielo………and that Q11 twist.

And the twist is? Some may recall the scrambled corn quesadilla….on our menu some time ago……..well, welcome to our frenzied and possibly hazardous new mate…one you may want to experience again. Sounds scary….but don’t be alarmed-you’re in charge of the hot chilli salsa addition….the Mexican balancing act.

If the Asians are the masters of the chopsticks then the Mexicans bring it all together with the quesadilla…..the Mexicano shovel. For the Aussies it’s about bread but for those guys……… combining all those flavours in one mouthful.

This is what we had in mind………..start with a cheesy, salty, corn truffled quesadilla……….scoop up some chilli eggs………grab a big chunk of chargrilled corn salsa-smoky and slightly sweet…..from the base of the plate squeegee up the contrasting-slightly sour tamarind & chipotle drizzle….for a cooling and crunchy affect pile on some jicama…..no dribbling please :)

…..add some chorizo if you dare.

And you won’t believe it …………..I did witness our old mates the Mexican quesadillas eyeing off these new guys in the fridge “who the hell are you “….a Mexican stand off :)

Obsessed with food?

Meredith goats feta scrambled eggs, dill, lemon, mushroom braise: leeks & parsley

Meredith goats feta scrambled eggs, dill, lemon, mushroom braise: leeks & parsley

Do you have food Obsessions?

Been down to the markets, local deli, devoured a new dish in your favourite cafe………… hunted and gathered a new ingredient ……..squeezed every ounce of flavour out of it……..put it in absolutely everything……..you love that stuff.

YES…thats how we currently feel about Meredith goat’s feta …..it goes in everything, the flavour of the month. I even tried to make a cappuccino out of some the other day :)

You may be aware by now that we are using this luxurious and incredibly addictive drug in our Avocado feta dish……OMG YOU MUST HAVE THE CHILLI WITH IT…….ask for the gluten free version……the texture of the buckwheat & chia is divine.

Anyway ……..rambling again……….let’s talk about the menu addition for this week.

……..goats cheese-mushrooms-chunky grain bread-olive oil……..so moorish.

A soft buttery experience ………creamy eggs with pockets of rich chunky goats feta….herbaceous hits of dill and parsley, a hint of greenery……….spring is in the air.

Our PB for 2015

carrot-paneer-fritters

CARROT & PANEER FRITTERS: CUMIN SPICED YOGHURT, FRAGRANT SPINACH,
CRUNCHY SALAD: FRESH COCONUT, CURRY LEAF, MUSTARD SEED,
PAPPADAM BITS, POACHED EGG

 

  • Will this dance floor killer bump the corn fritters off the menu?
  • Maybe the ekoori egg killer?
  • And you thought the green chilli eggs were unique?

In the Q11 Food Olympics for 2015 we just crossed the line leaps and bounds ahead of the rest………….yeah alright, we are the only ones competing………never pick a fight you can’t win :)

Our Personal Best. Best Indian breakfast outside of Bombay

Where do I start?

we had no idea we could fit so much complexity on one plate.

Well how ’bout the coconut coriander salad-the component that jet propels you to India and back- warp speed- chunky fresh coconut, leafy coriander salad- a flavour bomb with fresh curry leaves and mustard seed, oil infused……and some crunchy papadums to really wreak havoc.

And just when you emerge from the wreckage…….

After you stop slamming your fist down on the table you begin to experience the smoothness of the cumin infused yoghurt……….I just can’t get enough in one bite…….maybe we should incorporate edible cutlery, the metal stuff hurts your teeth :)

But wait there is more. Let’s not forget everyone’s friend

made paneer, a slightly salty smooth experience-a touch of lemon-WOW.

No doubt about it-if you’re the “eggs on toast for brekkie type”-hovering on the precipice of “can my taste buds handle this?” -we added a poached egg to tip you over the edge of certainty.

So don’t miss this ….. and get in fast or you might just be peeling your own carrots :)

AND THEN WE TASTED IT.

Omelette-bacon

Omelette: bacon, brussels sprouts, potato, cheddar, hazelnuts,
honey dijon herbed salad

 

Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, bacon……………we all laughed at the ingredients list for this omelette,

. Blown away, as per usual, a resounding success. We look forward to your comments.

By the way, a vegetarian option is available. just mention the password “no bacon please”.

See you all soon

Influence from Japan

Miso eggs

Roasted corn & mushroom, miso & green chilli aioli, fried eggs, herbed salad
toasted brioche

 

When food is your passion and you wake up each day thinking “where will I eat today”? I so feel like that…………….? Shall I cook or shall I eat out? ( I have an idea :) . )

Isn’t it exciting to live in such a great city with so many cultural influences and the Japanese influence goes way back. I must admit 30 years ago sipping on my miso soup I would not have imagined using this Japanese seasoning in our current breakfast format. We have come a long way.

As I am sure you are aware by now,

. Think salty, earthy and rich, although artfully lightened with a tamari herbed salad. A textured mix of roasted corn and mushroom, awesome Dench brioche and a layering of experiences on the palate, evolve in your mouth. “Is that soy……….that sweet corn works so well with the miso………more please :)

A nice dairy free treat to go with your Almond milk chai. The GF Precinct buckwheat & chia bread works well too, the texture slightly mimics the brioche, a nice gluten free alternative as well.