I think I am in food heaven….
Richmond in Tasmania is a quaint little town with a total population of 880, it is 20mins drive from the nearest Coles or Woolies and you could stroll from one end of town to the other in less than 10 minutes but when it comes to good food Richmond offers cuisine to rival any upmarket city restaurant, as we found out when we visited Czegs, a quaint little café in the middle of town, for a bite to eat on a cold wintry afternoon.
Despite the quietness of the street outside Czegs café was absolutely buzzing with people inside. We found a table by the roaring fireplace and sat for a moment staring in wonder at the eclectic collections of silver tea services and fine china cups displayed in the cabinets, around the room. S immediately spotted the old children’s novels that lined the shelves around the fireplace, and wanted to pick them up and read them immediately. I would have liked to flick through them myself but fear of the ancient yellowing pages disintegrating into dust between my fingertips was enough to curb that impulse.
After soaking in the ambience it was time to order. The moment I spotted
the seafood chowder I became blind to the rest of the menu and as soon as it arrived I knew I was not going suffer food envy today. There are no words in my vocabulary to describe this creamy little bowl of heaven, filled with large chunks of fish, huge prawns, and mussels.
Paul chose the pork belly with the crispiest crackling ever. When I asked him if he enjoyed it he replied “there is nothing left on my plate is there?”
There is no separate children’s menu but that did not worry our kids with J choosing the croque monsieur, yes I know that is a ham and cheese toasted sandwich but that did not stop him squealing with delight as sumptuous gruyere cheese ran down his chin. S went with salmon on Turkish bread and did not allow the adult size portion stop her from polishing off everything on her plate.
All this delightful food was washed down with freshly squeezed juices for the kids and the most amazing café latte and cappuccinos we have had in recent memory, I am pretty sure this is going to become my regular morning coffee stop after school drop off.