In this modern age where 'doing lunch' is a dying art form, one girl dares to do lunch......breakfast and dinner, not to mention some coffee and snacks in between.
This blog is dedicated to great meals, frothy cappuccinos and random thoughts that pass through my head in such perfect moments.
I've been actually quite impressed with Italian restaurants in Seoul.
I do think it's a lot better quality than Italian I'm used to on the coast because
A) It's less salty and greasy
B) There seems to be generally more variety
C) Presentation of dishes and restaurants are par excellence
D) Lunch prices are around $20 for two to eat their heart out.
So here is a collection of dishes I've had at a couple of Italian places here.
Wasn't a huge Italian fan back home, but here I could do with a pasta and pizza maybe once a fortnight.
A humorous sight is that instead of Kimchi, they offer pickles in dainty bite sizes. It amuses me a great deal!
A weekend away at Sorak Mountain was the perfect antidote to the city blues.
Some fresh sashimi as well as seafood pancakes cooked on the spot and consumed outside after a couple of hours of trekking was where it was at.
A cafe known for its trendiness as well as its gourmet morsels in the heart of Varsity hub. This uppity cafe caters for all tastebuds from humble students to yuppies about town.
Placed by the water (albeit an artificial lake), it's scenic and peaceful on the outside. On the inside it's all very modern, hip and decorative in a minimalist sort of way.
I've only dined here for brunch and lunch but both times I was impressed by the presentation foremost. Tasted was satisfactory but I must say there was a bit of a discrepancy between visits. One time cinnamon toast was perfection, the other, just a bit soggy. However I have noticed this issue among many cafes that serve cinnamon toast, not so popular except with me. Other morsels had here were all nice but nothing extraordinary in terms of taste.
Main meals can be pricey but brunch prices are much the same elsewhere on the coast and although it's not housed by the beach, it's a tranquil atmosphere.
Because I liked it so much the first time, went back to Elk for the second time (okay, third of fourth time, but I was without my trusty camera on repeat visits).
I don't need words to garnish the delishness! Refer to my first blog post on Elk for more detail. I am about 10000kilometres away from the Gold Coast right now, and of a few select things I miss about the sunny coast, this place and Vintage will have to be on top of the list.