We had a voucher for another session with Walter at the Trupp Cooking School. I had bought Steve two sessions for his birthday last year and there was a miscommunication of dates with one of them which meant Walter gave us a complimentary day and we decided to go French.
Others made bouillabaisse, cider and onion soup with a cheesy top, both of which we had as brunch. And then there was beef Bourguignon using beef cheeks, quiche Lorraine and chicken with a truffle cream sauce with accompaniments of potato dauphinoise and a Roquefort, pear and walnut salad. Desserts were so decadent - the most delicious rum baba which was light and boozy to be a grown up dessert but not so much that the fumes are too much. Tarte tatin, creme brulee, chocolate souffle and a huge bowl of vanilla cream...so amazing! And plenty to take home too.
After a big day in the kitchen, I headed home and had a lovely evening in and Steve went to an AFL game. The last couple of weekends, I've roasted a chicken and shredded the meat to use in salads for midweek lunches and this time I also made a chicken and barley broth so that we had some ready made dinners too. Food prepping takes time but it's been working out well so far but it does eat into blogging time.
After our time with Yami, we went to Coombe Farm Estate for lunch and in the time we were there saw the weather change from blue skies and sunshine to a heavy, loud hailstorm, to rain and back to blue skies, Weird Victorian weather!
We swung by a pub in Richmond to have a drink with Rachel and Tim who had completed a half marathon that day. Rache was also doing "Dry July" but had always planned to finish that after the marathon, 5 days before the end of July. Congrats to her for reaching the finish line for both events and a Sunday session at the pub is a very fitting end to such accomplishments.
Steve worked most of Saturday and we managed to squeeze in lunch and some grocery shopping. Saturday evening was about food and drink with Shern and Jon and they introduced us to a new friend Matt. We met in a pub close to us and headed to Jim's Greek Tavern via the bottle shop and spent the rest of the evening gorging on delicious Greek food and having plenty of giggles.
Today was about catching up with Ling, Stef, Noah and Bunty and we met up for Sunday lunch. Stef introduced us to a new friend, Kerem. It's been a weekend of new introductions. That's a good thing.
After a great Sunday roast dinner we had dessert at our's as we'd popped out to Pop Up Scroll for a selection. The "cruffin" they make is truly a treat.
And as we head towards Monday, Amelia still has all of Sunday left to enjoy. Apparently she has a new big girl's bed which Daddy is putting together right now. She enjoyed some face painting last week and also went to a restaurant where she could put together her own pizza and it would be baked in the oven. Cute concept and as you can see by the look on her face, pretty exciting for her!