Friday, October 24, 2014

The Grounds, Alexandria (Another Post)

Another visit to The Grounds! My 4th time now, this time I brought my Highschool teacher for a brunch date with Bebski and Mr.P.. I'm a bit hesitant at first to visit this place on a Saturday, but surprisingly the queue was not too bad and we also got a parking spot on the roof!

So glad that I can experienced The Ground's atmosphere on the weekend, it was tots different from The Grounds in weekdays. There are more food carts in the area, from donut cart, waffles, various nuts, and hotdogs.

While waiting for the table, we went around and I bought us a Banoffee Waffle. The texture of the waffle is more like a pancake/crepes than a waffle, it was warm, soft and moist, with sliced banana, caramel and strawberry jam, I really couldn't ask for any other toppings <3

Banoffee Waffle $9
Another cart that caught our attention, ehem, I mean, bebski's attention! He loves high dawgs, so we got the Classic Beef with smoky onion, cheddar and brown sauce. It was nothing special, the sausage was tasty but that was nothing spectacular about it and we thought it's a bit pricey.

Classic Beef $12
Free Olives Dips anyonee. . .

Or Chocolate coated nuts?

Not too long after walking and nibbling around, we finally got ourselves a table at around 1:30pm, a bit late for lunch but oh well. I feel like something refreshing so I ordered the Apple Cider Crush. It tasted like appletizer with a bit of alcoholic flavour. The cider crush was a non-alcoholic btw..

Apple Cider Crush $5
This was my second time ordering the Beef Ragu Pasta. As I mentioned in my previous post, the pasta for me was cooked inconsistently, some were al dente but some were undercooked and stick together.. The sauce was light and and the ragu was juicy! It needs a bit more salt to me to bring out the flavour of the sauce.

Beef ragu pasta $19
We also got the Barramundi with zucchini flower, kipfler potato and sprouts. I'm not a fan of fish usually, but I like the barra here. Crispy skin and perfectly cooked fish.  

Barramundi $21
Mr.P got The Grounds Burger which he thought was average but we loves the chips and sauce!

I forgot to take picture of Bebski's food, he ordered a lamb with couscous, mint and rocket. He was expecting like a lamb shank with jus and couscous salad on the side, it turned out to be a Lamb Salad! A giant plate full of rocket, mint leaves, shredded lamb, couscous and a creamy dressings. Haha, he was starving and he got himself a salad. I can only laugh ;p

Now is time for dessert! We decided to buy the dessert from the cart outside and enjoy the view outdoor. Additionally, there was a deal of 3 tarts and 1 muffin for $20. They run out of muffins so they give us a chocolate croissant instead, which is waaaay better than muffin ^^

So we chose the Strawberry tart, The fruit tart and Caramel tart. My favourite should be the fruit tart! I'm not a fan of the chocolate caramel, Ms.S (My highschool teacher) loves the caramel.

Lastly, I also got the pink lemonade which was infused with rose. So there is a slight floral note in it which I don't mind and it was really refreshing for a sunny day like last Saturday ;p

That pretty much concludes my trip to The Grounds again.. :)


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