Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Have We All Finished Yet?

Right. That was fun. I've finished sitting in the corner with my arms crossed, holding my breath till I went blue. Thanks for all the great and most entertaining comments. Welcome Hobart Restaurant Veteran and Garrulous Gourmet, thank you Stephen, Zelda, and Christina, and Lord love all you anonymice!

Recent experiments with a low-carb high protein diet have left me vicious. Suddenly I want to take up smoking again and drink smooth neat whiskies. I've been gorging mega rib-eye steaks from the Hill St Butcher ... mmmm mouth is watering as we speak. But damn that protein's a killer. So today I let slithery oily salmon and prawn linguine slide down my throat at the Cornelian Bay Boathouse. Tasty, but way too oily. Coffee was average. Service was bloody excellent.

Speaking of coffee, what has happened to Dukkah? With the move to new premises we seem to have succumbed to the cafe-as-franchise model. I don't know what a "Red Star Concept" is, but they are now fully emblazoned with it. Coffee was good, but not as good as I remember.

On a musical note: Beertallica at The Trout on Saturday night was hilarious. My bladder barely withstood the mirth of be-locked boys thrashing their hair to and fro, arms around one another in a medieval embrace. Bless.

Sad news: One of the chefs at Lebrina is giving up on the chefing world. Recently overheard to say something along the lines of: Chefing in Hobart, what's the point?

Another one bites the dust, and my heart breaks.

GW the HRB (and lovin' it)


Garrulous Gourmet said...

Welcome back HRB. I know that I speak for those of us in the chattering classes that have missed your ruminations. Those diets can be killers, be gentle on us, Actually don't be too gentle at all.
We need your acerbic lash to keep us honest. GG

Anonymous said...

welcome back hrv?

Anonymous said...

hill street butcher sucks try vermeys sandy bay.

Anonymous said...

Dont let your heart break my darling, I had the most wonderful country meal at a very quiet ( Why I cannot understand?) Peppermint Bay , weeks ago. Leo Scofield is right, where does one mirror this experience? Not only here but in the rest of the world, seafood, service, it was inspirational! You should be proud!

Tassie_gal said...

YAH!! She LIVES!!! Welcome back Georgie.

hrv said...

We Chef's are a dying breed !

A warm welcome back to Foodie land Ms. Weston

bingeing ninja said...

Strewth, you turn your back and suddenly there are comments everywhere. Disappointed I missed all the fun but like Zelda said, welcome back HRB!

Georgie Weston said...

Thanks gang,

Georgie Weston said...

And welcome back Ninje! I've missed you.