a question a day in may | three

Day 3 question

Where’s the best place you’ve ever eaten?

This is a tough one. I do consider myself a bit of a foodie and I’ve eaten at some amazing restaurants (just see my Soul & Stomach page) so although it was a lovely trip down delicious memory lane, I have narrowed it down to three (only 3!) meals;

  1. Picnic on Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays; it was our honeymooon and from the resort we were dropped off by helicopter on deserted Whitehaven Beach for half a day. We swam in the crystal blue water, ran around starkers in the sun on the fine white silica sand and ate tasty treats from our picnic basket (prepared by the resort chef) which included Moët, cheese, fresh bread, fruit (pawpaw, mangoes, strawberries & watermelon), cashews, half a lobster, some prawns and oysters, salad and various sandwiches. Amazing.
  2. Dinner in Paris; After a long day of sightseeing we found ourselves in Trocadéro (16th Arrondissement) as the sun was setting. From there you have a view straight down the gardens (Jardins du Trocadéro), over the Seine and directly to the night-time-glittering Eiffel Tower. We took a table outdoors at Cafe Le Malakoff and had apéritifs (Kir Royal!), steak frites (for Jay) and the most amazing lobster salade (for me)! We finished with some fromage (cheese) and crème brûlée. It was an impromptu dinner and it was one the of best meals ever.
  3. Dessert at Becasse; My favourite restaurant in Sydney used to be Becasse. Justin North (exec chef & owner) outdoes himself with each dish. I say “used to be” because he has changed locations and mixed it up a bit with the philosophy; he now has Becasse (not the same menu), Quarter 21 (where you’ll find similar dishes to the old Becasse) and Etch. Jay & I ate at the original Becasse twice for our wedding anniversary and my friend Mandy had her hen’s night there (very classy no penis straws or strippers insight!). We haven’t been to the new Becasse or Quarter 21 but we ate dinner at Etch in December. Along with Quay’s Snow Egg, the most delicious dessert has now moved from the Becasse menu to the Quarter 21 menu. It is the famous & delicious Banana crème brulée, salted peanut brittle & milk coffee sorbet. [image via]

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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