Thursday, May 18, 2006

Adelphish, Melbourne

Lured in once again by best breakfast self-proclamation, this morning I sampled the eggs benedict at Adelphish, the foyer-level restaurant at the Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, +61 3 9650 7555. You'll struggle to find a better example of late 80's designer decor, DCM-style. Indeed, there's so much grey and yellow leather, you'll think you've scored a first class upgrade on Lufthansa.

adelphish benedict

The poached eggs were very good, with a nice rounded shape and deep yellow yolks, still soft in the middle. The hollandaise was also good, making for a very respectable benedict. My hash brown, on the other hand, was some kind of egg-pancake-roesti hybrid, and a bit overcooked.

The bad news is that despite the website's promise of "Applewood smoked bacon, British home cured short back bacon, Cumberland sausages and black pudding", the actual menu has already been downgraded to "bacon, sausages". New chef, sorry.

On the upside, they now offer a couple of exotic-sounding dishes like smoked haddock and thyme omelette, and stewed capsicum with chorizo and Persian fetta. The Genovese coffee is good too.

12/20 "yellow leather"



Blogger GreenLights4U said...

Are there any low GI options?


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21/5/06 13:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are diabetic or hyper/hypo insulaemic Greenlight4u, you will know how important it is to eat breakfast.

Being high in protein, most basic cooked breakfasts offered are low GI. The key thing is whether the bread/muffin is whole wheat, sour dough, multi grain etc or whether it is made with highly refined flours, thus upping the Glycaemic Index. Baked beans can be touch and go depending on the sugar content of the sauce. Avoid breakfast pastries as they will inevitably give you a sugar spike.

If you're worried, stay home, make yourself some hot oats with skin milk and get some exercise. Go out for coffee.

22/5/06 11:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the misfortune of eating here on the weekend. It was all lowest common denominator stuff, from the supermarket toast made soggy by the watery but hard yolked poached eggs to the anaemic tomatoes and recently thawed hash browns. Despite it being very quiet, no effort was made to clear any of the tables. And the big breakfast was $18. Even the room is looking tatty these days. Disgraceful.

28/8/06 09:02  

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