29 degrees in Sydney, the Bay Walk past sparking waters and honourable mentions to three establishments!

August 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm 3 comments

29 degrees in Sydney, the Bay Walk past sparking waters and honourable mentions to three establishments!

 

It’s a short, and mostly pictorial post tonight and again, it hasn’t got much to do with food, save for a few honorary mentions to wrap up the weekend… First though, I wanted to tell you about the beauty that was today in Sydney.

The weather man hit the nail on the head with his 29 degree prediction for Sydney, and after a (note: shameless honourable mention approaching for an old favourite) tremendous yum cha at Emperor’s Table, we headed out into the sun to do the Bay Walk

The sun glistens on the water, viewed from the Rodd Point section of the walk

The sun glistens on the water, viewed from the Rodd Point section of the walk

Mr L, PC and I started the Bay Walk outside the Drummoyne Rowers Club on Henley Marine Drive at Drummoyne, and followed the 7 km circle around the water from there through Rodd Point, Leichhardt and Rozelle before crossing the Iron Cove Bridge on foot and arriving back where we started from.

Beautiful trees line the hill from Leichhardt through to the Rozelle section of the walk

Beautiful trees line the hill from Leichhardt through to the Rozelle section of the walk

There were loads of people and their dogs out running, walking, cycling (sadly, we did not see any dogs on bikes), lapping up the sun and admiring the sites along the way.  We took a couple of photos to show you what a gorgeous day it was.

A beautiful Sydney afternoon, viewed from the Leichhardt section of the walk

A beautiful Sydney afternoon, viewed from the Leichhardt section of the walk

I’ll be back out on the Bay Walk with my Dad tomorrow morning.  I think we’ve agreed that the more we walk, the more burgers we can eat, so we’re likely to make it something of a regular event!

Now – honorary mentions for the weekend

Adriano Zumbo’s Chocolate Café is definitely well worth a visit.  I did not take photos whilst there, but BF and I shared corn fritters; a chocolate brownie; a chocolate macaroon and a chocolate fondant with injectable raspberry coulis and peanut butter ice cream – I know… it sounds like a lot!  If you haven’t been there and you have a sweet tooth, get your skates on and get over there! The café is hidden in a little arcade on Darling Street and was an oasis of cool shade in yesterday’s warmer afternoon.

Fundamental Food café at Balmain is well known to local residents and I’ve been going there for years.  We went there this afternoon after doing the Bay Walk as PC was in need of a burger (I seem to be talking a lot about burgers this weekend) after a late night without enough fuel.  Everything we ordered was magnificent.  Mr L had the best strawberry milkshake I’ve tasted for a long time.  When he commented on how good the shake was, the chef whizzed up a special soy banana shake for us to try – equally swoon-worthy!

Fundamental is very reasonably priced and all the food is fresh, and well proportioned.  One thing I’d like to do is go there for dinner one night – in the evening it turns into a fish café and the seafood dishes on the menu, such as Prawn Saganaki, sounded delectable.

Of course, the Emperor’s Table always deserves an honourable mention.  We went there with BFs x 2 today and ate up a storm.  I thought I’d previously blogged about this yum cha celebrity before, but checking my posts, it appears I haven’t.  Will put up a post soon so you can drool over the prospect of a visit.

I’m off to Brisbane tomorrow and will be meeting up with my brother, the Good Food Dude (AKA the GFD – not to be confused with the GFC) for dinner.  Will no doubt have more to say about food travels thereafter!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. The Elder Mr L.  |  August 17, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Interesting story but Mr L. needs to become more active with his Canon or both of you with your phones and SHOW US THE FOOD!!! (please) Words just don’t do it for me.

    I trust that Daughter of Lady Flaxalot has organised your invitation to the opening of Aria Brisbane tonight?

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    • 2. myfavouritefruits  |  August 18, 2009 at 11:13 pm

      Hello Elder Mr L – yes, you are right, I’d been a bit slack with the last few posts. The GFD has been telling me the past two nights that I need to use a better camera too. Will get on to that! 🙂

      Stay tuned for more posts with better photos!

      Reply
  • […] mentioned previously that I’ve been enjoying doing the Bay Walk recently. Going it alone is cool, but I love to walk with company. My Dad has become a top walking […]

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