WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – my best and worst ever lunches

Peter Gilmore's salad of yellowfin tuna. Those things that look like baby tomatoes are made of fish.

Peter Gilmore’s salad of yellowfin tuna. Those things that look like baby tomatoes are made of fish.

This WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE has the title ‘Lunchtime’. I’m sure I’m not alone in having a computer clogged with never-to-be-looked-at-again food shots.

Let’s start with the good news. The most memorable lunch I will ever have in my life was at Peter Gilmore’s Quay, regularly named by those more expert in the field as Australia’s best restaurant. The food included the dish pictured above, though the fine dining was overshadowed by Mevrouw T and I being surprise parents of the bride. For a full report on the event (and more food shots), CLICK HERE.

Unfortunately there are many contenders for my worst lunch ever, though one in Friesland, Netherlands, was a standout.

We did a hard morning’s cycling to reach a small village where a kaatsen tournament was in full swing. It’s an intriguing local Friesian sport, so we stopped to watch. And ate the following…

The fries on the right weren't bad, but were more than cancelled out by the sheer nastiness of that 'gehaktbal' - a meatball.

The fries on the right weren’t bad, but were more than cancelled out by the sheer nastiness of that ‘gehaktbal’ – a meatball.

For the full story, including news of how we repaired the internal damage with an excellent Friesian dinner, CLICK HERE.

As you would expect, there was a price differential between the two lunches. The meatball wasted a couple of my hard-earned euros. The meal at Quay, including wine, was paid for by somebody else. Thanks!

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23 responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – my best and worst ever lunches

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  2. Nice take on the challenge, the yellow fin tuna looks beautiful and I’d expect it to be delicious but the following pic looks alot like some of the cafeteria lunches I’ve had at work :-(

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  4. The presentation of the meatball leaves something to be desired :-) — I imagine it matched the taste.

  5. I wonder what was in that meatball.

  6. I’m amazed that the “cherry tomatoes” are actually fish! Presumably it’s sashimi rather than cooked or they wouldn’t be translucent. It all looks delicious. Well, with the exception of the Friesian meatball. Was the photo taken before or after you ate it?

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  8. jud

    Geweldig!!Hahaha….kunt sowieso beter uit Friesland wegblijven..kom naar Drenthe…lol.Heel veel liefs Jud. Ps.hier om de hoek op Oranje..heerlijke meatballs en fries :)

  9. I think it looks like chocolate ice cream. hehe

  10. It’s a good thing that our memories seem to filter out the disappointment of bad lunch experiences whilst retaining the good!

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  13. the tomatoes are gorgeous!

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  15. The Yellow Fin Tuna salad looks super delicious. Your photos looks so appetizing. Great entries for the challenge.
    Isadora

    http://isadoraartandphotography.com/2013/03/016/weekly-photo-challenge-lunchtime/

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