Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pork Barrel Cafe, Parkes ACT

Pork Barrel Cafe

Food: 3.5/5
Atmosphere: 3.5/5
Service: 4/5
Cost: $$

Pork Barrel is a pleasant cafe situated in the leafy suburb of Parkes. This was my first visit to this establishment and in this case I really enjoyed what was typically 'Canberran' about this place. The menu was varied, and the serving sizes were decent and moderately priced.

One of my all time favourite dishes, French toast with pear, bacon and maple syrup, was a good sized meal and the flavours complimented each other perfectly. My only criticism would be the fact that the lack of pear was made up for with an over-generous serving of maple syrup (think small wading pool). All in all, the dish was delicious and I would order it again regardless. It was a nice change from my usual Eggs Benedict.

Skinny flat white.

French toast with pear, bacon and maple syrup.

The grass-fed organic beef sausages with sweet potato mash, caramelized onions and red wine jus tasted as good as it looked. The sausages were fresh and cooked well and the sweet potato mash was smooth and creamy. Unfortunately, the chef must have been generous with his sauces that particular day, as he was also over-zealous with his application of red wine jus. No major complaints though, as the sausage dish was tasty none the less.

Organic beef sausages with sweet potato mash, caramelised onion and red wine jus.

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