Friday, 27 March 2015

Weekend Away - Flinders Part 2

For dinner that night, we went to Baihmon Thai Restaurant in Flinders. Thankfully, we had booked a table as the restaurant is quite petite and many people were turned away. 








I ordered an entrée to start with which my travelling companion helped me to finish. The ‘Mixed entrée – 2 mini spring rolls, 1 curry puff, 1 fish cake, 1 prawn roll, 1 vegetable spring roll ($12.00)’ was delicious but I thought I had better share it as I wanted to be able to eat my main course!

Mixed Entree

I chose the ‘Pad Khee Mow with prawns – stir fried fresh chilli with soft flat noodles, egg, vegetables and Thai basil ($22.50)’. The dish was super spicy with a plentiful amount of large, succulent prawns. I loved the addition of Thai basil as I’m a big fan of it and use it a lot in my cooking.

Pad Khee Mow

My travelling companion opted for the ‘Spicy Thai Fried Rice with prawns – traditional Thai style fried rice with egg, vegetables and spicy sauce ($22.50)’. This also tasted fantastic. We were provided with massive serves but the food was so good that we nearly ate the lot.

Spicy Thai Fried Rice
  

Address: Shop 8, 33 Cook St, Flinders, VIC

Phone: 03 5989 0784


Trading Hours:
Thus – Sun: 4.00pm – 9.30pm

Baihmon Thai Restaurant on Urbanspoon


The following morning we strolled down to the Flinders Bakehouse Café for a late breakfast. If you have sampled some of their delightful sourdough bread baked in their wood-fired oven before, then I suggest you try their café. 




We both ordered some English breakfast tea ($3.80) which was very fragrant and the perfect way to start the morning. I cannot function until I have had a cup of tea in the morning. It must be because of the English blood running through my veins...

English Breakfast Tea

We both chose the Egg and Bacon Toasted Sandwich ($8.50) for breakfast. The huge sandwich with the gorgeous bread provided us with the energy boost we needed to continue our adventures on the Mornington Peninsula. We did spy some enormous jam donuts on a nearby table which looked very tempting indeed...

Egg & Bacon Sandwich

  

Address: 60 Cook St, Flinders, VIC

Phone: 03 5989 0091



Flinders Bakehouse Cafe on Urbanspoon


On our drive home, we enjoyed some fish and chips on the beach. The beach at Mornington was very chaotic so we continued on to Mt. Eliza where we found an amazing beach with very few people. I could tell you where it is but I think I will keep that a secret...



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Weekend Away - Flinders Part 1

To make the most of this gorgeous autumn weather, we decided to take a trip down to Flinders for the weekend... We explored Red Hill on our way to Flinders and stopped by Montalto for lunch. The vineyard is the perfect setting to enjoy a leisurely lunch. The view from the Piazza Café where we dined was just breathtaking.













As we were at a winery, we ordered some wine. The 2014 Pennon Hill Moscato ($9.00) was stunning. Starting off sweet, the moscato had a dry, lingering finish.  

Moscato

Also, as I am a lover of craft beer, I tried the Montalto Ale ($7.00) - an American-style pale ale with heaps of hop aroma and balancing bitterness. I really enjoyed the fruitiness of this ale and would highly recommend it.

Ale

We shared a pizza between us. If you are really hungry, then I would suggest ordering one each. We picked the ‘Mushrooms, fetta, sage, balsamic reduction’ pizza ($17.00). The pizza matched delightfully with our drinks and had sweet undertones.

Pizza






 Address: 33 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South, VIC

Phone: 03 5989 8412




Montalto Restaurant and Winery on Urbanspoon


We explored Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm and some of the shops at Red Hill before enjoying afternoon tea at the Red Hill Epicurean. This multi-functional venue flaunts the premium local produce and wine of the region. You can dine at the Bakery/Café or The Shed which is a ‘cucina’ style restaurant. There are some very tempting goodies to purchase...



The Shed

Bakery/Cafe 

We dined in the Bakery/Café area but there were no menus so I am unsure what the prices were. My latte was lovely and worked perfectly with the cake I opted for.

Latte

We both chose an elegant looking cake that appeared to consist of a lemon poppy-seed base, a swirl of citrus curd, with a fresh raspberry on top. This cake was simply to die for! The base was crunchy and the zingy curd balanced the sweetness of the cake. The fresh raspberry was an explosion of heavenly raspberry goodness. Never will I eat inferior raspberries again! We were informed later that it was a new cake that they were trying which also happened to be gluten free.

Cake




Address: 165 Red Hill-Shoreham Rd, Red Hill, VIC 

Phone: 03 5989 4000




Red Hill Epicurean on Urbanspoon
  

Weekend Away - Flinders Part 2 coming soon...




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