I want to eat everything at Cooper & Milla’s in Armadale.
Everything I have eaten there so far is fantastic. This is a
Delicious meatballs with greenbeans and the most fantastic sourdough multigrain EVER (my friends had various salads, as you can see, and they were all delicious too)
A tuna patty with avocado salsa plus their delicious broccoli and snow pea salad (my friend’s having some sort of fritter with a fetta and beatroot salad, in case you can’t see)
OK, so I’ve been there a few times. I was in the area! And then I happened to be in the area of the Hawksburn village one too — but that one has a smaller selection, and much less seating, as it would have to be at least half the size if the other store.
Not that the Armadale store’s huge; in fact, the size is actually the main criticism I’d have of it. It’s also a little pricey, but it’s very good.
In other delicious news, a few weeks ago, I went to Speakeasy on Chapel Street. The layout’s trendy, the food’s French-ish and my charcuterie platter was awesome:
My friend’s burger was good too.
Then, the other day, a client took a few of us out for an end-of-year lunch at Scusi Mi. Oh, bliss…
I started with the prawn linguini, as you can see above, and then had veal with mushroom sauce — which wasn’t that attractive, so I didn’t photograph it, but which was bloody delicious nonetheless, and then I finished with panna cotta:
Panna cotta’s one of those things that I rarely order, because sometimes it can just be completely crap — usually too much gelatin and not enough flavour. Once it was watery, of all things. But I thought that I would risk it on this occasion, given how good I know the food is — and I was rewarded for my gamble with a little bit of dairy heaven 🙂
Everyone else’s desserts looked fantastic too. This was the limoncello sorbet:
And this was the tiramisu:
Tiramisu’s another one of those things I rarely order, but for the different reason that my mum’s is so frigging awesome that nothing else can compete. The closest I’ve come is in actual Italy, but there, I didn’t get to eat a huge bowlful and take home seconds to have for breakfast, so mum’s is still better.
Just to jump from the elaborate and expensive to the cheap and cheerful, I present Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe.
A colleague and I were out and about, and I insisted that we eat here. Because of all the octopuses, mostly.
I had a sushi roll and some miso, and my companion had some sort of Japanese curry, and everything was good.
Oh, and they don’t use MSG, which is great.