A flat white is prepared like a latte - with espresso and milk. The key difference is the ratio of milk and espresso. The flat white has less milk than a latte and usually a bit less foam on top. It put my last Starbucks latte to shame.
The amazing meal that accompanied my first flat white was the mouth-watering smoked salmon hash topped with a hollandaise-drenched poached egg (below).
Breakfast/brunch is easily my favourite meal of the day....here are two more amazing dishes I devoured:
Smoked salmon potato rosti at Beach Babylon
Brioche French toast with cinnamon & orange, caramelized apple, bacon & maple syrup...at Vudu Cafe, Queenstown. This got my vote for best breakfast, perhaps best meal of the whole trip. Good thing we were doing a lot of walking.
The Kiwis are famous for their savoury pies - a great meal to grab when you're on the road. Surprisingly enough, we had a delicious butter chicken pie from BP...yes, the gas station. The Arrowtown Bakery had an impressive satay chicken pie, as did the Doughbin in Wanaka (below).
I learned two expressions from this pie package:
1. Sparrow's fart is slang for getting up very early in the morning
2. Since Adam was a cowboy means something that's been happening for ages (its etymology likely from Adam & Eve)
In my last post I said that I'd cover food & wine, but I lied - this post is long enough already and I'm starting to get hungry.
Kiwi wine tastings to follow soon!