|Bloody Mary at Longrain Bar, Hunt Street, Surry Hills|
The Bloody Mary is fairly Longrain classic, with a chilli-infused Absolut vodka and Longrain's home-made Thai style Bloody Mary mix featuring more than a few tom yum ingredients. The result is fiery and extremely drinkable.
|Cocktails at Longrain Bar|
|Ox tail and pea arancini for Aperitivo at Spiedo, Westfield Sydney|
One of my favourites has been the ox tail arancini, golden crumbed balls of beautifully rich, ox tail dotted rice atop a pea puree. It's reason enough to get there for Aperitivo.
|Smoked salmon quiche, ready for the oven|
I used a ravioli cutter to press out puff pastry rounds which were put into a mini cupcake pan. I skipped the cream cheese and went with pantry dried dill (which I regret), mixed into the cream and egg mixture with a few strips of smoked salmon per case.
|Smoked salmon quiche, ready to eat|
|Stitch Burrito at Stitch, York Street, Sydney|
The pile of curly fries at Stitch is the best greeting one could want after a few drinks (though I'm not sure if they're still on the menu), and the spicy Stitch burrito (also not sure if it's still on the menu) was the perfect thing to wake the under-the-influence tastebuds.
|Hand cut potato chunks at Stitch|
|Chobani Greek Yogurt|
(Food, booze and shoes received samples courtesy of Chobani)
They're a thicker type of yoghurt than I've been accustomed to, with a noticeable tang that's not covered up with helpings of sugar. There also seems to be more real and chunky bits of fruit than other fruit yoghurts, which is a nice change.