I've been wanting to try out Kazbah and their famous breakbast tagine for a while, so TLG and I went there with my brother for brunch yesterday.
I love the colours and the Middle Eastern touches at the restaurant.
The water came in this charming jug.
The table was lined with paper and there was a small metal cup with crayons so diners can exercise their creativity whilst waiting for the food. Check out TLG's artwork.
The breakfast tagine ($18.50) consisted of lamb mince, sucuk (spicy Turkish sausage), spinach, roast capsicum, roast tomato, caramelised onion, feta and eggs, and was served with Turkish toast and Lebanese bread.
It was delicious - especially good on top of the Turkish bread. Such a wonderful blend of flavours. My brother said it was like a lasagne in a bowl. I think it is better. I can't imagine eating that for breakfast though, it was so filling!
We also ordered Chickpea Fritters, Pork Belly Shish Kebab, Labne, Baby Spinach and Roast Tomato ($21).
It was another winner. The chickpea fritters were very "earthy", bland by itself but perfect with the labna yoghurt and capsicum dressing. The pork belly looked dry in the photo but it was succulent and tender.
As we were walking back to the car after lunch, I was thinking "isn't Adriano Zumbo around here?". And sure it was. Now I was one of the 10 people in Australia who didn't watch Masterchef but I've heard lots about his maracons. So we headed down there and I picked up a few ($2 each).
I bought eight but there were only 3 left by the time I got around to take the photos. My favourite was the Rose (the bottom one), it reminded me of Turkish delight.
I also bought The "Escape from a Columbia Rainforest" ($8), the can lid won me over.
And by golly was it good! Chocolate mousse + sour gooey cherry cola syrup = dessert heaven. And it's gluten free for those of you with coeliac disease.
I'm definitely going back soon to try out some of the other desserts on offer.
To finish off a day of indulgence, the dinner last night was great too, but that's the subject of a separate post.
Kazbah on Darling
379 Darling Street
(02) 9555 7067
Adriano Zumbo Pâtisserie
296 Darling Street
(02) 9810 7318