I’m not much of a foodie, but I do love me some good food and good company. On the weekend, my friend Rachel took me on a little brunch date to Wildpear Café located on Old Northern Road, Dural (Inner North-West region of Sydney).
It was close to home (about a 20-minute drive) and we drove through a few windy roads to get there. It was such a beautiful Spring day – the skies were blue and the sun was shining. I’d never been to Dural before, but immediately I was taken away with the rural beauty. There were so many large estates with grandeur gardens and horses roaming around vast paddocks.
Wildpear Café shares a space with a nursery that had a stunning countryside view. We walked around the nursery for a while, waiting for the lunch session to begin at midday.
This is me and my go-to “wtf” pose (because I never really know what to do with my body or my facial expression when it comes to photos). It may look like I was disgruntled, but I was actually admiring all the plants.
Rachel and I wore matching outfits for the day. Cropped t-shirts, high-waisted skirts and our Adidas Superstars. Look at us, we’re just oozing coolness. Well, Rachel is. I don’t know what the heck I’m doing.
Anyway, we finally got a seat at the café and I ordered a Rosewater, Vanilla and Strawberry Milkshake ($7.90).
This is me and said milkshake. As you can see, it’s very pink and fluffy. It had a puff of fairy floss on top and to be honest, it tasted unique. Would I try it again? Maybe not, but it was a nice tastebud experience.
We ordered a small starter dish – the Grilled Haloumi with lemon, date and green chilli dressing ($11.90). I had never tried grilled haloumi before and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. I love cheese. Along with the little salad bits, it had such a nice tangy flavour.
For the main course, I ordered the Middle Eastern Grill ($29.90) that came with chicken, lamb, chorizo and prawn skewers along with a blob of lemon yoghurt and quinoa salad. The skewers were grilled to perfection and had a delectable smoky taste.
Was it worth thirty buckaroonies? Probs not, but it was yum.
Rachel ordered the Grilled Atlantic Salmon ($28.90) which came with apple fennel slaw and topped with miso ginger honey and fresh herbs.
Altogether, we spent about $80 which, you know, SHOCK HORROR. I don’t have a full-time job anymore so that really hit me in the feels. Was it worth it? I mean, if I was still on my corporate salary I wouldn’t really care but thank goodness I’m not eating out everyday.
Perhaps one day I’ll be a published author/successful entrepreneur/girl boss and I can have a nice little country house with horses running in the paddock and be able to afford $40 meals everyday. But for now, I’ll settle for little teaser tastes of the rich life. Besides, this way I’ll appreciate the finer things in life a lot more.
Until next time,
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