What a bloody windy day it has been today…
As I will be working full-time on the other side of the city, I doubt that I will be able to go to Cafe Vue every month to buy these red boxes as I won’t have time during lunch to get them so this is will probably be the last one for a while. How sad. Anyway, April’s box:
Cucumber, fennel and grapefruit salad: Okay, so far I’ve said decent things about the contents of previous lunchboxes and last month’s salad was heavenly (oh god, those tomatoes!) but seriously, this salad was just bland. The cucumbers and grapefruit I could deal with but chewing bitter raw fennel made me not a very happy camper. I could not even taste any dressing which made me wonder whether they forgot to put some or whether the whole point of the salad was to try the wonderful flavours of these vegies/fuit in their natural form or something. Either way, Shannon Bennett gets a FAIL for this month’s salad.
Spiced lamb samosa: This was nice, too small but nice. Nothing special as I’m sure your local Indian foodcourt cafe can whip up something like that but it was good. Especially if you’ve just had one bite of raw fennel .
Chicken and caper sourdough bagel: While the bagel does not exactly reach Glicks standard, this was probably the best thing out of this month’s lunchbox thanks to the filling. It was very sweet, with only a hint of capers to give it that extra ooomph.
Rum baba with Sauternes and butter sauce: A rum baba is a small yeast cake that’s saturated in rum, this was nice but perhaps a bit too rich for me.