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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Queensland Adventures 1 - Breakfast at Alibi Room, Brisbane

I just spent a week in Queensland, starting with visiting family and friends in Brisbane and culminating in doing the catering for my uncle Rod and his wife Margaret's shared 60th birthday party and 20th wedding anniversary in a grand venue at Peak Crossing.

I took lots of photos and have lots of stories, so each of the experiences gets a separate (picspam) post!

I arrived in Brisbane on Monday, and had lunch with family on my father's side - my grandfather, my cousin Janet and my aunt Margaret (who I haven't seen in at least 30 years) - at a Lebanese place in West End, and then met my not-cousin, Rod's wife Margaret's son Leif, for coffee and many vegan chats - he and his partner Lyndal are vegan and very excited about having an all vegan feast at the shindig I was catering, and I was very excited to have other vegans attending!

Tuesday was devoted entirely to eating my way around vegan Brisbane. I abandoned my diet for the day and had a great time being led around vegan Brisbane by the lovely and talented Susan.

We started the day with breakfast at the Alibi Room in New Farm.

We had the Kombi Driver's breakfast, a giant plate containing hash browns, vegan bacon, vegan sausages, scrambled tofu, baked beans, spinach, mushrooms, tomato and sweet potato chips. We got the smaller size for "one" and split it between the two of us, which was more than enough food. I can't imagine getting the double sized one for "lovebirds" and trying to finish it!! I got a coffee, which was okay, but I have been spoiled by the brilliant coffee and (sadly left-the-country) barista at naked espresso in Sydney...

Some photos:

The initial decimation of the Kombi Driver's plate:

My plate and coffee

The house made hash browns were freaking amazing, and the scrambled tofu was better than I was expecting, spicy and herby.

Susan ignoring me whilst she noms and I take photos...

All in all, despite the lack of "vegan toast", a pretty good start to the day.

We went to Fundies for supplies for the shindig (but where I actually just got almonds in dark chocolate arglenom), a magic shop where Susan got a plush sleeping sickness and a sparkly pink Slinkee and Sol Bakery to grab sourdough for the shindig (best.bread.ever).

Then, it was off to enjoy a marvellous lunch at My Heart Garden, which is the subject of my next post!


Blogger x said...

Mmmm breakfast! Looking forward to hearing more about your adventures in Qld!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alibi seem to really care about vegan and vegetarian customers.. I have heard lots of good things about their pizza choices too.. Keep up the good work finding these places... Thanks :-)

10:35 AM  
Anonymous All Seasons Catering said...

At our www.allseasonscatering.com.au/menu/wedding-catering-perth site, where we cater for weddings, we frequently are asked to produce individual vegan recipes for customers.

8:35 PM  

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