BURSARIA HIGH TEA WITH THE TWIST NEW website review by Irene Christine Bohemian Rhapsody Club is extremely grateful to Bursarua Marketing and PR Manager Lee Elizabeth George for this amazing opportunity
An array of beautiful colours tastes and sounds...
The afternoon started off with a complimentary cool champagne or lemonade offered to the arriving guests. The drinks were followed by an entertaining light music number to warm the atmosphere and set the right mood.
Inside, we were invited to an afternoon of fine foods with a divine savoury platter followed with delicious desert selections. There were also variety of boutique teas offered, excellent enough to satisfy the most demanding gourmets.
Complimentary Instant Polaroid photographs for all guests for a truly memorable occasion were also offered to make this event special and unforgettable.
This event is designed with so much taste and appreciation to detail that it best savoured with a special friend or loved one.
I am definitely coming back to this place again,and for those of you who would like to surprise your friends with something different there is the link to book your next session out of only three remaining this winter: Sunday 16 August Sunday 20 September Sunday 18 October BOOK YOUR TICKETS
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We publish today a couple of photos from our lunch at Basilico Restaurant Windsor (savings $20) total bill with coffees: $28 and btw, they have the best velvety smooth coffee on Chapel we have ever tried. The link to buy your book:https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/182v887
BLUE BAY CHEESE 10TH ANNIVERSARY NEW
I love my Blue Bay Cheese - no matter what the weather is outside: cold or very cold this winter - from now on each time I will hear: "Let's celebrate, let's drink...cheers!" I will say silently: "yes, cheese..." Yes, Blue Bay Cheese, Kefir, real taste Yougurt, zesty Cheddar of endless varieties to satisfy all possible tastes and caprices, Blue Bay Fetta, Goat cheeses soft and hard, the list goes on... Blue Bay Cheese is celebrating its 10th anniversary... so Cheese everyone!
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MEET MY MEAT ROULETTE NEW
My mum was always famous for meat roulette: I remember my friends when they come over to our place woudl ask: is your mum cooking her meat roulette? We love it! I tried to copy the recipe:
for mince equal parts of lamb, beef and pork mince (250g of each) one white onion chopped salt and spices
for filling 8 medium carrots shredded 1 white onion salt and spices olive oil
Cook the filling in olive oil till the carrot gives bright orange color to the oil. Take the puff pasty sheet and flatten it down making a square. Fill up the pastry sheet with raw mince, place some carrot mixture in the middle - kinda like you make such roll and roll the ingredients into a nice and even roll. Make three-four rolls and bake them for 40 min on a medium heat 200 degrees in the oven. Serve with green salad
To say nothing is to say that Alex loved it - he asked for three more...
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I remember cafe The Deck Brighton from last year amazing dishes full of flavour and imagination in serving and decoration... Not sure what exactly got changed there - may be the atmosphere, may be the wrong dish selection, may be the olive oil or the balsamic vinegar choice in that particula dish we have chosen or something else but it was not 100% tasteful - definitely I recommend our readers to go, try their food and let me know may be I was not quite right... We picked up two of the same: grilled salmon fillets with ratatouille, pesto and olive oil. Bill for two of us was $27 saving us $27 with our dear Entertainment Book. Alex also said "no" and he also could not understand why. May be you can help us...
"Take me please to that place where the chips taste like heavenly batter and where you get totally addicted to seasoning..." Alex said it so I did take him toSchnitz, actually Schnitz (Hawthorn) where he had his OMG! wrap and we also took the same one home. The taste and the flavour according to his words can not be copied. Best ratings from us as usual. Bill $14.50 for two yummy wraps with a saving of $14.50 with our favourite Entertainment Book.
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Should I tell you why I like my Entertainment Book?.. Mainly because I discover new places and have an opportunity to invite my friends and family to enjoy a great time out.
Pavarotti Pizza seemed like a humble place on Glenhuntly Rd; we were in the area and had to go somewhere for dinner last night not knowing any good places around very well... Thanks to the Entertainment Book it is so easy to find one recommended cafe close by to Elsternwick. To be honest the first impression was not that good softly putting it... But the meals we ordered were so awesome and tasty I gave it 5 out of 5 for cooking alone. Supreme pizza for Alex and chicken parma with salad for myself - we could not finish our meals and took half of them home. The bill: $19 for two of us saving $19 with our adorable Entertainment Book voucher. I would not go there second time but Alex said the evening started very well for him...
YOSHI'S BREAKFAST NEW
breakfast for Yoshi Lis avocado and fetta omelette with burrito bread Alex collects my breakfasts inside himself (for safety)
URAL'SKIE PEL'MENI NEW
hand made today - pelmeni (Russian dumplings) - created with Ural'skie Pel'meni show on the background https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfyxWf_4UdI - so possibly when you eat you laugh too... the pictures show Alex and mine top art cooking - all mistakes are covered with a layer of sour cream and green deco
FRENCH LETTUCE - ENTERTAINMENT BOOK NEW
I love my Entertainment Book ... The message below is great. I love no 1 and no 3 and they are the reasons why I buy my book. Why do you buy yours?
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CHRISTMAS IN JULY AND MASHA'S PROMOTION CELEBRATION NEW
back i Russia spring was the best time of the year after a long and cold winter... We made our first trips to the forest or how we called them: "crawling out to the forests"... there was a lot to enjoy apart from fresh crispy air, sleepy insects hovering around yellowish flowers, first green and young grass and singing birds. We loved first mushrooms picking morels that would appear unpredictably in random places and would surprise us with their always mysterious look and yummy taste... My mom would usually start picking up young shoots of nettle - still tender and full of vitamins... we would make a delicious and nutritious nettle soup - the one similar to green russian schi but much better... and here we go ... today I found this ecipe I would like to share with our readers...
Why would anyone ever want to eat something called a “stinging nettle?” Well, because it’s delicious and nutritious! Our ancient ancestors knew the value of this unhappily named plant and you can still enjoy it today. This week we’re bringing you a recipe for an ancient Nettle Pudding. For those of you not familiar with non-dessert puddings, it has the consistency of a dumpling and is often eaten with chunks of bread and the meat it is cooked along side.
The stinging nettle is most often seen as just a pesky weed, but in reality it is so much more. It is a member of the Urticaceae family, which is named for the Latin word uro, meaning “to burn” (the fine hairs on its leaves and stems can produce this sensation), and it can grow up to seven feet tall. Since ancient times it has been used as a food source, medicine and even as a material for cloth-making.
In Denmark, a 2,800 year old burial shroud composed of a “soft and shiny fabric” was found to be made of nettles rather than the more typical flax.Interestingly, the use of the nettle in the production of the textile revealed that this Bronze Age civilization was trading (the nettle is not native to this area) and that they were making use of wild plants in addition to domesticated plants.
Not only can the nettle be utilized in making cloth, it can also color it. The nettle is rich in chlorophyll and can be used to produce a green dye that has been employed for centuries. In fact, in World War II, the British government turned to green dye from nettles in order to camouflage army uniforms.
The nettle has been prized for thousands of years for its medicinal uses. The Egyptians used a nettle infusion to treat arthritis and lumbago. The ancient Greeks believed it could treat a host of ailments. Hippocrates wrote of 61 different nettle treatments including for bites and stings, and Galen, the Greek physician, wrote in his book De Simplicubus that it could be used as “a diuretic and laxative, for dog bites, gangrenous wounds, swellings, nose bleeding, excessive menstruation, spleen-related illness, pleurisy, pneumonia, asthma, tinea and mouth sores.” The Romans utilized it in the treatment of muscle pain and sciatica. They also thrashed their bodies with bunches of nettles in order to stimulate blood flow and circulation. This practice was popular with soldiers traveling from the warmer Roman climate to the colder climate of Britain. This is just a small sampling of the numerous uses of nettle through the centuries.
Finally, the stinging nettle has long been an important food source and was greatly appreciated by ancient cultures. Its use as food has always been closely tied to its medicinal value. Often it would be ingested during the spring because it was believed to help in circulation and could restore warmth to the body after the cold winter months.Generally, the younger plants were chosen for food because they are less bitter, but more mature leaves can be boiled until they are suitable for ingestion. The Romans boiled nettles along with meat in order to tenderize it. Europeans used it in soups and puddings like the one below. In fact, in 2007, the recipe below was named Britain’s oldest recipe and is believed to be from around 6,000 BCE.
So take a chance on an unusual food and live on the wild side by eating some Nettle Pudding. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals as well as ancient history!
Recipe courtesy of Ancient Craft and Celtnet Recipes According to Celtnet Recipes, “when most food was boiled in a large pot, adding dumplings or ‘puddings’ to stocks (was) a good way of putting starch in the diet. These large dumplings are flavoured with wild herbs and nettles
1 bunch of sorrel
1 bunch of watercress
1 bunch of dandelion leaves
2 bunches of young nettle leaves
1 cup of barley flour
1 teaspoon of salt
Chop the herbs finely and mix in the barley flour and salt.
Add enough water to bind it together and place in the center of a linen or muslin cloth.
Tie the cloth securely and add to a pot of simmering venison or wild boar (a pork joint will do just as well). Make sure the string is long enough to pull the pudding from the pot.
Cook the pudding until the meat is done (at least two hours).
Leave the pudding to cool slightly, remove the muslin, then cut the pudding into thick slices with a knife.
Serve the pudding with chunks of barley bread.
*The pudding can be served along side the meat with which it was cooked, or it can be served as its own stand-alone dish.
I am publishing today some nice photos from the visit to one of our favorite places in Melbourne : Nikos Quality Cakes in Oakleigh. I love going to the places were you can see why people who run such businesses are successful: the service is perfect and always better than you expect, the food is fresh with the variety for any taste and the atmosphere is so vibrant - Wednesday lunch they are full of guests who come in in flocks for good quality coffees and yummy snacks... We enjoyed vegetable frittatas with greek salad coffees and Alex's absolute favorite - sesame and crispy bublik. Bill total of $24 saving us $14 for one main with our dear Entertainment Book - excellent deal. I am always happy to pay the full price at this place for any meal - just because I love it.
yummy Mama Falafel dinner today down at Chapel street - only $11 for two of us with our Entertainment Book vouchers. We ordered grilled chicken pockets with fresh salad, veggies and hommus on the top - highly recommend this place for a quick meal on the go. the place also serves freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices:
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CNF Bar Cafe Chapel Street South Yarra we ordered very simple food - fish and chips, but my god! - this was the best-est Friday fish and chips I have eaten in many years - cooked with love and attention to detail the freshest fish with the beer best batter plus crispy on the outside and soft on the inside chips and very yummy salad with red radish to accompany it... add to that beautiful presentation and we were happy like kids and full even before the meal was finished! smile emoticon Excellent Friday dinner warming you up in winter The bill: $25 only with our Entertainment Book saving of $25.
das ist Salat,das ist Krautsalat mit viel zu viele Zutaten (mit Alex und Sergei Hilfe gemacht):
some of them: cabbage, onion, garlic celery, carrots, raw beets green and red capsicum green coriander, dill, kale, avocados cowberries from European Bazaar Shop dried cranberries yellow and purple violets olive oil, salt, red wine vinegar
DAS IST BORSCH
hier Borschtsch, alle Borscht Borscht
FRESCO RESTAURANT AT AMORA HOTEL RICHMOND - ENTERTAINMENT BOOK SPECIAL REVIEW website
after almost a week on the South Australian roads having rye bread and cheese with coffees only for days that evening visit was a real king's treat from Alex when he invited me for Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne Fresco Restaurant (Bar and Grill) for dinner. We were personally invited from the foyer to the restaurant when it opened at 0600pm (when it comes to service this place has got highest European standards indeed) and were sat at the table... and yes, again after our lunches in winds and sun, in open fields of the roads belonging to the Alice Springs heading trucks... and even just without it, the crispy white table clothes and crystal glasses seemed like a gorgeous Richmond fairy tale next to the river... Anyway, the food was amazing and it was not only because we were hungry but because it is always like this at Amora. They always do it a step better than you expect. We ordered - beef - seafood platter - asian greens - garden salad should I say that the food was deliciously fresh and cooked and served with a master chef touch and attention to detail (even the fish wrapping paper was made with music prints). We felt at home and very much welcomed. More to that our bill was only $43 with $25 Entertainment Book#entertainmentbooksavings. I adore my Entertainment Book as much as I love the places on offer...
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Masha's dinner she cooked for all of us: she is a real master chef when it comes to cooking, serving and decorating - baby beets with goat cheese, mint leaves and flowers (winter pansies) - organic chicken flat with herbs and spices - sashimi (with wasabi and sesame seeds) - beef cooked for XX-hours ( Julia Child's recipe) - mash with chives - green beans - avocado and tomatoes salad - so colorful it all looked on the plate I could not resist to take photos...
Basilico Restaurant Albert Park , no actually Windsor with Entertainment Bookvoucher. $10.00 each for delicious warm chicken salad and some kind of supreme pizza - so fresh, tender and delicious - all cooked in open fire oven with Italian love touch... sorry could not finish the whole meal - the portions were enormous...
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