47 Argyle Street
The Rocks, NSW 2000
Had a lazy Sunday lunch in La Renaissance Patisserie’s courtyard, with a friend. We ate far more than we probably should have, but it was worth it because their food’s always terrific! Though they’re fairly (in)famous for their bad/rude service, they were pleasant and polite to us, so no complaints there. And the place was packed, despite the City being fairly sleepy on Sundays. Not going to go into detail about the food, since you’ve heard it all before – many times! 😛
La Renaissance Patisserie Francaise
Cheese & Ham Croissant à La Renaissance
Croissant generously filled with cheese and ham in a creamy bechamel sauce
Beef, Leak & Mushroom
Sausage Rolls à La Renaissance
Made with minced pork and veal, flavoured with garlic and herbs
Layers of delicate puff pastry and vanilla crème pâtissière,
dusted with icing sugar
Feeling full and satisfied, we walked (rolled?) over to The Rocks Markets. Wandered around checking out the food, jewellery, and bits and bobs. I didn’t buy anything though, was trying very hard to exercise some sort of self-control on my spending habits!! The markets were bustling, and they make a great way to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon, especially when it’s lovely and sunny outside.
A ring I accidently stole, when I was trying on rings and
walked off with this one! 🙁 Will have to go back this weekend
to return it… arghh.. so embarassing.
Headed back to my place where a bottle of chilled Brown Brothers 2006 Riesling and some DVDs were on the agenda for the rest of the afternoon.. as well as a lot of ferrety fun, with the ferrets scampering all over the place and generally being annoying, before falling asleep in our arms, completely zonked out.
Around dinner time, we ventured out, joined by her fiance. Unfortunately, the City really is completely dead on Sunday nights.. which we soon discovered when we walked around and everything was closed! Even the pubs were closed!!! Insane. After traipsing all over the City for almost half an hour, we finally decided on The Coffee Club.. and had sandwiches *bleah*. I’m not a fan of sandwiches but they weren’t too bad, quite nice as they were toasted and I had a hot chicken & avocado one. Nothing much to shout about but fortunately we’d had a huge (and filling) lunch. Plus, we went back to my place and had Cookies & Cream ice cream for dessert afterwards.. so it was all good :)~