Last Monday, I met my sister TFP in Perth for a food-filled day. We had made plans to check out the Fine Food Western Australia – a trade show devoted to food (of course)! But before we visited the show – it was time for breakfast.
We both struggled to choose from the tasty-looking baked goods on offer. Fact: I am a bread lover. And potato lover. Rice, not so much (I consider myself a traitor to my heritage, but you get that sometimes)! TFP’s eyes lit up when she spotted the fat little brioches studded with plump raisins. It immediately made me think of buying some to bring home – to make decadent brioche french toast.
Sweet (but not sickly sweet), buttery with a light and soft crumb. Yet satisfyingly dense. Ahhh. Love.
I had my heart set on a banana-chocolate croissant, but sadly when I ordered I was told that all the delicious looking banana goodies in the glass-fronted case were spoken for. I hate it when that happens. But it wasn’t a problem at all – because the chocolate croissant I enjoyed instead was a little piece of flaky, buttery perfection. Plus chocolate. Which I think makes it even better. Of course, I am still longing for the banana-chocolate version – but then there’s always next time :)
Mmm, flaky chocolate innards.
TFP enjoyed a pot of english breakfast tea (with soy milk) – which came with a loose leaf tea bag from Tea Drop. I’ve always really liked the tea from this particular brand – the silken tea bags are the perfect solution for those who prefer loose leaf blends (rather than the standard tea bag filler). I always find they brew a superior cup, without the mess factor of loose leaves.
And here’s my soy flat white, which was quite spectacular. Fact number two: I am hopelessly dependent on caffeine and all caffeine products. I like drinking coffee. Tea. Red bull. Cola. But coffee brings me the most joy first thing in the morning, and this cup was exactly what I needed. So good, that I nearly ordered a second.
But knowing our next destination – I decided to go easy on my belly. There was still more food to be had!