We’ve come for lunch to the Brew Moon café and brewery just outside Amberly, north of Christchurch New Zealand.
There’s a cabinet of food on display … it all looks delicious but I can’t eat it all so I choose a slice of bacon and egg pie .
(I see a definite theme in my menu choices this holiday LOL!) but to be honest it looks too good to resist and all of the previous examples have been fabulously tasty.
This piece of bacon and egg pie turns out to be no exception and I’m delighted with my meal. The kids didn’t end up having lunch because they weren’t hungry having eaten a late and substantial breakfast/brunch of toast and sandwiches, so they enjoyed a simple ice-cream later for “dessert”.
For dessert I choose the chocolate brownie with ice-cream (actually as is our habit, Himself polished off the ice-cream because it makes my asthma worse). I’m supposed to have a low dairy and egg diet, but am willing to suffer some wheeziness for a treat like the bacon and egg pie on occasion but I know better than to add an extra dairy item during these days as I don’t want things to get out of control.
The brownie has to be without doubt the best I have ever eaten. It was super chocolatey without being too terribly sweet which is no mean feat.
I of course cheekily asked if the recipe might be available and my request was not surprisingly declined with a smile, but I’d go so far to say that I’d happily make a future trip back out here just for the chocolate brownie, it’s that good.
We will be stopping here on future trips! Dining here is really relaxed, the weather is perfect, we are sitting in the shade, the kids are playing on the machinery out the front and are posing for silly photos that I am taking of them from the table.
The icing on the cake is that we buy a few bottles of Brew Moon beer to take home and share with beer-loving friends in the Netherlands. Perfect lunch all round.