Friday, January 15, 2016

Cafe de Beaumarchais, Sassafras MELB

An attempt at hiking brought us to Mt. Dandenong where we managed to explore the lovely town of Sassafras. Bustling with visitors and locals alike on a pleasant weathered day, be prepared to wait for a seat at any cafe unless you book in advance. Having said that, crowd turnover is pretty decent and short stroll along the street helps turn minutes into seconds.

Breakfast baguette ~ filled with ham, cheese, tomato and given a good dose of mustard, this brought back fond memories from my trip to France. Mustard had a strong flavour but thankfully, was used in moderation so as to not overpower the other ingredients.

Quiche lorraine ~ warm and served with a generous dollop of caramelised onion jam, this quiche hit all the right notes that day. Buttery pastry, well seasoned filling but would have liked a little more cheese added to add some sinful ooze to it, but that's just my perference;)

Ham and cheese croissant ~ whilst not the flakiest one I have had, it was still a nice afternoon treat for those who are not feeling too peckish.

Beaumarchais platter ~ slices of cured meat, cheese, olives, pork and pistachio terrine and little pots of mustards and jams sit on this carefully arranged platter. Comes with sliced baguette and lavosh for dipping, this platter is great for sharing. Go crazy and experiment with different food combinations using the ingredients on this platter.

Portuguese egg tart ~ I was looking forward to ending the meal on a high note but sadly, was let down by this. Tacky pastry texture and the solid custard filling had a very strong egg taste that may not have been well concealed. Might have to drop back again to give this another go in the future, will see.

Cafe de Beaumarchais Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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