Saturday, 30 August 2008

Time & Tide

Few weeks ago, me and CL went away for a short weekend trip to try spot some whales at Warrnambool. We departed pretty early on Saturday morning for the long drive. We had our 1st pit-stop at Geelong for some coffee and simple breakky.

It was a really long drive passing quite a few major towns. By the time we reached Warrnambool, both of us were staving. But since we were ahead of schedule, we decided to drive another 30mins to Port Fairy for lunch.

We had our Good Food Guide with us and had no problem deciding where to eat. Time &Tide was our choice for lunch. I had the address punched into the GSP and CL to bring us there....or I should say the GSP instead.

We started to have doubts 5 minutes before we reach Time and Tide. The road leading to the restaurant doesn't seem to be bringing us to a place that serve food at all! More like bringing us to a farm...haha.

We even spotted horses by the side of the road having their meal and I manage to capture a shot of them beautifully!

After driving a long road with lots of pot-holes, we finally reach Time & Tide. CL said this place better be worth the drive before we hopped off the car.
View from the car park.

When we enter Time & Tide, I was shocked by the view! OMG it was amazing! Plus we both love the sea. It's a view which we never get bore with.

Next was the food! All the food on display seem so delicious. We had a hard time deciding what to have. See for yourself if you don't believe me.

Roasted Macadamia Brownie Cake with Chocolate Ganache (left) and Apricot Orange & Almond Sticky Scrolls (right)

Italian Trifle with Kahlua & Expresso (notice the sandwich roll at the back? It's all pack in separate container. I was impressed)
Baked Lemon Cheesecake with Passionfruit Curd

They had blackboard surrounding the counter and it was all written with food menus to chose.

CL had their Beef Lasagna while I had the Wood-Smoked Trout Salad.

I have never order Lasagna as I'm pretty picky and don't enjoy the beef if it wasn't marinated. Therefore I never take the risk. But this dish totally blew me away! CL knew I will love it after having the 1st bite and he was totally right! Plus it wasn't too cheesy either.

As for the salad, lots of green(we love our green), tasty trout and a nice salad dressing. It was really refreshing.

CL wanted to try more food after we finished our 2 dishes. As both of us were really full and couldn't fit more food into our tummy, we decided to share and CL will be the decision maker.

It was a fight between Apricot Orange & Almond Sticky Scroll or Pecan Cinnamon Sticky Scroll and Pecan WON!

The scroll was heated and a dash of cinnamon sugar added on the top before serve. Just by the smell, we knew it's going to be really delicious. We won't wrong! The scroll was full of pecan. Soft and moist on the inside but slight crunch on the outside. We just can't stop eating even though our tummy going to explode anytime.

It was such a nice way to start a weekend. Good food plus amazing ocean view, what else can I ask for???


Wondering Wanderer said...

the pics of the horseys very well taken!!

Pebble Darling & Yuki Baby said...

yea, nice pic on the horses!

u guys drove all the way there for a meal?? total how long was the journey?

cltyw said...

WW >> Thanks....I was surprised that the pic turn out so well! I was trying to capture the horses while CL was driving. I have being taking shots while he's driving during road trips...practise makes perfect...hehe

cltyw said...

pebble, yuki >>, the purpose of the trip was for whale watching! it took us almost 7 hours from Melbourne to Warrnambool having an hour break at Geelong.