The Weekly Munch, 23-29 Jul 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week…

Saturday
Yee Gan: As Emma had to go for a wedding dress fitting in Horsham, we took the opportunity to have lunch at Michelin-starred Restaurant Tristan. We had some fabulous food from their summer menu. Full review to follow.

Sunday
Becky: I had my hen party up in Whistler BC back in May, and one of the things we missed out on was the Beaver Tail.  So what did I do when I went back up to Whistler this past weekend?  I got a Beaver Tail.  This is an essential snack when you’re up here – a flat fried piece of dough dusted with cinnamon and sugar.  Essentially a flat but fluffy donut!  It really hit the spot, especially right after a disappointing dinner we just had.  Other people have told me that they call them Whale’s Tail, as well as Elephant Ears – what do you guys call them?

Monday
Becky: Melanie and I have heard a lot of buzz about Peak Pies, so we had to make a stop there before leaving Whistler.  I decided to get the chicken leek and mushroom pie, which was absolutely delicious! The crust was nice and flakey, and the filling was super flavorful. We also “peaked the pie” (add peas, mash, and gravy), but I felt the pie was good enough on its own that it didn’t need the extras.  Frozen pies are also available, so Melanie picked up a few to bring back home. What an awesome way to end off Whistler!

Tuesday
Grant: As you may have seen in my review last week, I got to experience an amazing meal today! Who knew 3D printed food could be a gimmick and incredibly tasty. I’d tell you about it, but you can just check out my review instead.

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Wednesday
Linzi: In an ever lasting mission to consume the most calories possible while wondering why I never lose weight, I embarked on a Freakshake quest. Sadly it took  me to a vegan disappointment of epic proportions at The Canvas Cafe. While this might look pretty, it was all style and no substance. I’ll be reviewing it soon so check back to hear all about it. This experience did lead the Boozy Bunch to decide on trying to find the best Freakshake in town so stay tuned for more cream topped adventures and shopping excursions for stretchy pants.

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Thursday
Grant: When you’re out hunting pokemon, you work up an appetite, so I stopped into one of my favorite lunch places near work to get some sustenance before grabbing my 1000th pidgey (and maybe a cubone). I grabbed a beef sandwich from Upper Fleet Bakery, and it was delicious. It had very tasty beef and cheese on a hard roll. Unfortunately, it did kind of fall apart, but I devoured it anyway. (And don’t worry, it came with a salad on the side, so I got plenty of veggies too!)

Friday
Sanj: A friend and I tried out the set menu deal at HIX Mayfair and enjoyed an evening of swish service at Brown’s Hotel. We started with these pre-starter ‘snax’ (yep they tried to end everything on the menu with an x) of crispy whitebait, soft-boiled quail’s eggs and my fave, walnut and blue cheese mini scones!

Reviews from the week…
We were excited to bring you an epic world first this week, as Grant nabbed an exclusive spot at Food Ink, the first ever 3D printed food restaurant. Vicky fell in love with Ozone coffee, and Jules got a Turkish feed at Anteplilar. Elsewhere Sanj enjoyed the Michelin starred delights of Tom Kitchin’s kitchen in Edinburgh, while Yee Gan ventured off-Strip for modern Japanese in Vegas!

Still looking for inspiration?
Fear not, we’ve got a list of all our current favourites to the rescue! Or check out last week’s Munch here.

Have you got any foodie highlights (or lowlights!) to share from the last 7 days? Or maybe you’ve tried one of our favourites? Let us know in the comments below! Who knows, the Bunch might just check out your suggestions for a future review…

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