A Taste of Slow: Abbotsford Convent Weekend
You wouldn't think by looking aroudn that we were just 5 minutes drive from the city centre:
Brightly coloured pasta:
Green eggs with ham anyone? (or is that duck egg blue?):
Golden and dark sultanas, currants, almonds, pepitas:
The BEST butter made fresh at The Dairy Shop. They cut it like cheese for tastings!:
Try the 'Dark Nut Cove' with roasted hazelnuts, pistachio, caramelised sugar & fine dark couveture chocolate from Cocoa Rhapsody:
Get yourself a coffee here but don't be fooled into joining the queue for the pancakes next door. The high demand often has them churning out golden brown pancakes that are uncooked in the middle:
At the Abbotsford Convent, we started with freshly shucked oysters. Mmmm:
The Convent Bakery with delicious artisanal breads baked in the woodfired masonry ovens built in 1901:
Egg and bacon roll with relish!
Cheeses & honey from Tasmania:
We picked up a jar of tangy, piquant Desert Lime Jam which we are hoping to put to good use in a jam drop cookie soon:
Stephanie Alexander signing copies of her new children's cookbook:
If you were not able to make it today, come down for the final day of the Abbotsford Convent Weekend tomorrow from 10am - 5pm to enjoy some great food.
Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. $12 entry fee.