Sunday, 16 March 2008

Making an Evening of it.

White Cockatoo Hotel
Terminus Street, Petersham

What better way to spend a Saturday night then to form a large posse and head down to the White Cockatoo (after spending the day having a few drinkies and playing frisbee in the park).

Anyway... to cut a long story short, there were a few people who had grown tired of hearing
about the scary size of the schnitzels served at the White Cockatoo and decided to make the trek down from Newcastle to Sydney to try one out.

I don't know. Even I'm astonished at how they can make something so big from a chicken AND how they make enough money to carry on serving such huge meals. Even being a Saturday, when you would expect a pub would be doing most of it's business, there weren't many people in the pub and by 10pm we were the only people there.

Below are some happy snaps of the evening (click on the pictures to see uber-sized ones):

Antipasto and Florentine (still with the two fried eggs, no less)

Boscaiola, Marinara and Supreme (also evidence of our expertise at the chocolate machine)

Balkan Style

The Europe Grill
506 King Street, Newtown, NSW
Date: ooh January?
Type: pork
With: skinless sausages, a piece of lettuce and half a raw white onion.
Cost: err, i can't remember

This place is really not suitable for vegetarians. Macedonian food.... very meaty and potatoey. Also, the restaurant is very dark.... possibly so you don't realise that distinct lack of vegetables.

Anyway, what we have hear was what was called "natural schnitzel" on the menu... there was a Macedonian word for it, which I can't remember.

Pretty awesome tasting though. It was basically flattened and grilled pieces of pork. Nice and tender with a tasty smoked flavour.

I do recommend this place as far as cute little bizarre restaurants go, but make sure you only eat salad for the day before and after.