Thursday, June 25, 2015

Emilia's Pasticceria

Emilia's Pasticceria E Deli Italiano, Gympie
This must have been the most visited cafe I visited whilst I was in Gympie! Maybe four times? I have recently completed my work here in Gympie, working as a night owl and changing my circardian rhythm. Some days, after a busy shift, I will treat myself to good delicious treats and coffee from Emilia's, which is THE place to go!

Emilia's is an Italian influenced cafe that serves breakfast, lunch and plenty of sweet desserts. The menu is up on their chalkboard on the wall. They do sell some imported rare Italian produced in the cafe that I have yet to try.

Well, I have sampled at least one of their breakfast, lunch and dessert choices and I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. My housemate, Anne first visited this place and claimed how good their panini was! I had to try it and I had the 'chicken, fontina, dukkah, eggplant and sweet potato' panini. The serving was huge, filling and delicious. At $14.50, it was worth the deal!

On other occasion, I tried one of their breakfast: 'fried egg with crispy prosciutto on toasted sourdough, with roasted tomato, tomato relish and pesto' with flat white. I am still thinking of this dish while writing up this blog. Simple and yet so moreish.


Fried egg with crispy prosciutto on toasted sourdough with roasted tomato, tomato relish and pesto

There is always room for dessert and for the next visit, I tried the blueberry tart. The lemon curd tart was so tempting but as it was alcoholic, I had to refrain from eating it before work. What a shame! 

Blueberry tart, with flat white

I thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Emilia's at all occasions. It certainly serves the best quality coffee in Gympie. :) Give this place a try if you are stopping by in Gympie and I will return if I am rostered to work there again in the future...

PS I love the antique looking cup they used to serve the coffee. 

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pizza Capers

Pizza Capers
Pizza Capers had recently introduced a new pizza base: 'Rustico Thin Base'! Lucky me that Pizza Capers is just a walking distance from my home and the Mr and myself had a lovely walk to pick up the pizza with the new base!

I am usually a fan of thick or normal base pizza, so that I would be quite full after a few pieces and not indulged on a whole pizza if it was a thin based pizza... So when I had the opportunity to indulge on the new rustico thin base, I said 'Yes!'.

Decision making was tough as there are so many options to choose from! The Mr has his own likes and dislikes and with mine combined, we finally opted for 'The pulled Porknado'; which includes pulled pork, crispy bacons, pepperoni on a BBQ sauce base. 

Hmm... Our concensus of the pizza itself was okay. While the toppings were satisfactory, the pizza base may be quite dry to our liking. The level of 'thin-ness' has made it quite crispy especially on the edges, and certainly not suitable for re-heating (for the leftovers).

The (pulled) porknado

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mighty Mighty

Mighty Mighty, Fortitude Valley
Meeting up with Simco has been quite a challenge despite him returning to Brisbane to work since January this year. My current work, in which I had to travel away pretty frequently certainly made things more difficult. Well, after much cross-matching our schedule, we finally made it to dinner at Mighty Mighty, a restaurant that focuses on American BBQ and smokehouse cuisine.


Trying to indulge on a variety of food, we started off with the ‘Jalapeno corn bread’. It was pretty good, not overly dry or spicy, and better with its soft, creamy butter. 

Jalapeno cornbread

Mighty Mighty has a wine and beer list that is very intriguing. Not a beer fan and with reduced alcohol tolerance, I opted for the ginger beer, which in fact was alcoholic. It was gingery and sweet…. As for Simco, he had the Mocha Porter, which has a stronger taste in flavour and he seemed to enjoy it.

Well, now for our mains! The ‘Devil Dripped Pork Ribs’ caught my eye immediately and it was easy for me to make a decision. It was served with Mighty’s signature devilled mop sauce, baked Idaho potato with blue cheese cream and honeyed house bacon. 

Devil Dripped Pork Ribs
I love my pork ribs! The meat was so tender that it came off the bone easily. I enjoyed the mop sauce, which I could not decipher exactly what was the flavour, but it was quite zesty, tangy and tomatoey flavour. Simco was not a fan of the mop sauce or the coleslaw, and he kept commenting my baked potato was a hit! The baked potato had the fluffy consistency and delicious with the cream and bacon pieces.

Mighty Mighty Smoked Beef Brisket
As for him, he had the ‘Mighty Mighty Smoked Beef Brisket’, with BBQ sauce, potato, bacon and chive salad, with some pickles. His beef brisket was cooked really well, tender and juicy. My Mr has been training me to eat beef, and I allowed myself to try some of Simco’s beef brisket. Ouch, he gave me a small slab that contained mostly fat, and after my polite stare, he gave me the real meat, which tasted pretty good.

Green Beans
We ordered a vegetable side dish; green beans with tomato relish and I enjoyed the crunch of the beans with the relish. Yummy!
Overall, we had an enjoyable time here at Mighty Mighty. The food was delicious and for those who are interested in beer, they do have lots of choices available. The only downside was an ‘over-attentive’ waiter, who approached our table every few minutes or so to have a chat with us, in the midst of our conversation! We both find that a little annoying. Otherwise, it was a good dinner. 

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