Monday, November 14, 2011

Eveleigh Markets and JohnandPeter Canteen at Carriageworks

Attended our first markets here last weekend.  Been meaning to visit for so long, but........  Wish we had!
It's a true Farmers' Market and everything is freshly grown.  They are also open every Saturday.  There is an amazing collection of stalls, all under cover in a gorgeous old railway workshop.  Buskers and musos, so many 'tastes' you could do without breakfast.  Too easy to buy too much - which of course we did. Chicken Fillets, Lamb Backstraps, Striploin steaks, Pork Sausages, fresh Fetta, real Butter (and she threw in Buttermilk and her pure Milk), Heirloom Tomatoes, fresh herbs, fresh extra large Eggs, huge Avacados and more!
We will be returning very soon. 

And the best part is the opening of JohnandPeter Canteen at Carriageworks.

Such a lovely space, very bright and open, with the breeze softly blowing the long white fringe. It's actually a huge old warehouse and its only when you look up that you see all the extremely butch and industrial metal scaffolding and hoists.
Former Onde chef Laif Etournaud and chef Genevieve Copeland (formerly of Lotus) are part of this new restaurant venture. Johnandpeter catering, best known for creating the menu for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding, have created a glamorous and sophisticated dining space. Sharp, friendly service complement the equally impressive fine-dining Italian menu.

Three of us decided  to try lots of little dishes, which are designed to be shared:
Roast Brown Onions Burrata; Broad Beans with Ricotta, Lemon and Mint; Shaved Brussels Sprouts; Squid Ink Linguine; Roast Chicken; Pork Belly.  All really lovely.
We decided to have a dessert to share, and ordered the Mango Parfait, which turned out to be a glass of sliced fresh Mango, which they then covered with Champagne.  Light, but a bit disappointing.

We would return, and maybe even for dinner.  But certainly after our next market experience.

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