If you follow my blog regularly you’ll already know that I’m a hopeless foodie. My Instragram is full of foodporn and all my spare time is spent looking for new places to eat.
While my interest sustains me with a steady supply of blogging material, my behaviour at dinner tables have been known to annoy the shit out of my friends, especially when it comes to dining out.
If you are foodie or have a friend who is a foodie you can relate to this post. Share it with them and have a good laugh, preferably over good food and wine. These are 13 ways to tell if you are a foodie:
1. Everything on the menu looks good to you
2. This is your face when you see the waiter coming by with your order
And your reaction when you realize it’s not
342-344 Bridge Road,
Having gone through so many breakfast menus I thought for a change I’d review a place that does great tea. When I suggested the idea to a friend she recommended Chimmys for an arvo session of high tea.
We had to make bookings ahead of time because apparently weekends tend to be fairly backed-up with reservations that stretch on for months. We managed to squeeze in a little time out of schedule and booked ours on a weekday which turned out for the best because the place was fairly quiet.
Chimmys high tea sets range from prices as low as $30 to $50 per person depending on how elaborate you prefer it. The basics lean towards traditional tea time selections like scones, eclairs, mini tarts and of course a selection of tea, coffee and sparkling juices. We didn’t really fuss over the selections and just let them surprise us with whatever was available that day.
I was pleasantly surprised that the selections were not as sweet as conventional bakeries. Some bakeries over-compensate quality by drowning the actual taste with too much sugar, risking episodes of diabetic seizures onto their customers. The only exception was the raspberry macaroon which looked like something that came out of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory.
The only downside of the wide selection (which sadly is not highlighted on their website’s menu) offered is aside from the scones there’s only one of each type of pastry so those looking to try every single one would have to negotiate and bargain with their respective tea partners. Some people can get very possessive when it comes to cannolis.
Overall a worthwhile experience if you’re looking to satisfy your sugar cravings or treat someone special. Am looking forward to trying their breakfast menu next.