We spent the majority of last weekend hanging out at the super chill Main Beach area. The top three highlights for me were: (1) when James made us breakfast on Saturday morning, as he usually does without fail lately, (2) when we went on a photowalk around Tedder Avenue and Marina Mirage (the weather was way too spectacular not to document), and (3) when we had Sunday brunch at Providore with James’ mum and tried the ocean trout gravlax and their surprisingly delicious house-made oat porridge!
Ocean Trout Gravlax ($19): Cured ocean trout, poached egg, fennel, radish, celeriac remoulade, rye bread, toasted cumin and kaffir lime + crème fraiche.
Oat Porridge ($15): House-made porridge served with churned cream, chocolate and cherry marmalade, meringue, milk jelly and fresh honeycomb.
James’ Saturday Morning Breakfasts
James went with simple and easy last Saturday for our breakfast. Grilled asparagus and parmesan-scrambled eggs on a slice of crusty rye sourdough bread, topped with fried bacon bits. He’s quite good at making his food look pretty. Pretty enough to be served at a proper cafe, anyway.
Plus coffee. I’m more of a tea person myself, but I can never pass up a fresh cup of coffee.
I’ve been capturing my boyfriend’s fancy creations every weekend for the past month now. Here are some other things he’s cooked up for brekkie (they’re also posted on my Instagram):
Bacon and eggs (scrambled in coconut oil & sprinkled with chives) on toasted English muffin with a side of spinach and baby kale topped with capers, black garlic, sun-dried tomato and balsamic vinegar.
Poached eggs and flaked smoked salmon fillet on crusty bread with caramelised onion hummus + a side of baby spinach topped with capers and sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. Yup, James has become very good at poaching eggs.
Mushrooms sautéed in butter and olive oil + smashed avocado flavoured with chopped onion, chilli flakes, capers and lime juice. Topped with feta. I actually requested this. I said, “James, I want mushrooms on toast”, and James delivered without fail.
And who doesn’t like interior design and landscape photography? Here are some pictures I took while James was busy in the kitchen.
Bright Skies, Blue Water – Marina Mirage Photowalk