Ladies who lunch

My Mum arrived yesterday afternoon for a few days down here much to the excitement of the girls (and me). When Mum visits it’s an excuse to pop a bottle of Prosecco earlier than usual, an excuse to hit the shops and today and excuse to head out to lunch, just the two of us. Rob took Daisy and Harper off to swimming this morning so Mum and I headed into town to shop, shop (I may or may not own 4 new tops!), rehydrate with coffee, shop and then eat a loooong leisurely lunch…my very favourite kind of lunch.

We ate a local place that has just been hit up with a hat and that specialises in an amazing market garden that is used in every dish. We ate at the tapas/lounge section, opened with a Prosecco and had a selection of the most delicious, seasonal sharing plates.

A salad of homemade ricotta and heirloom tomatoes.

Some chilli whole fried School prawns. You just ate those bad boys whole.

Pea, mint and persian fetta salad. Shut. UP.

A selection of three desserts my favourite being a choc semi freddo with salted caramel POPCORN.

Some coffees and honeycomb to finish.

Looking out into the beautiful gardens with all this amazing food, my Mum and a few crisp wines, well that’s about as good as a Wednesday afternoon gets.

Get there if you can. Seriously. Go.

Biota Dining
Kangaloon Rd Bowral
4862 2005

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15742167397662346566 Corrie

    oh yum! that food all looks and smells amazing! that’s a good excuse to pop down to the southern highlands for the day!

    corrie:)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08421916141889047331 Jen R

    OMG serious Cafe envy!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18254275544017629129 bigwords is…

    What a fabulous day. One day we will dine together and you will put photos of it on your blog, while I drink xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09334181966209041832 Corinne – Daze of My Life

    Oh that looks sensational!! Perfect Wednesday indeed! X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16543791863884733714 Mum on the Run

    Now, that’s a hump day.
    ;-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15007170728692725583 trudi@maudeandme

    Sounds like my days out with my mum. Lots of me treats!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03276335054099116272 Michelle Schoeps

    Yum – I want to eat all of that!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11333478016011339840 greenbeen

    aaah what a perfect day! sounds awesome and i too love days like this with my mum…altho dad usually comes along too and then groans because we keep wanting to go into every shop and then he pisses of and comes back stating he has eaten 3 giant spring rolls and doesn’t want to eat lunch anymore and can we go home now…well that is what happened last time! your day looks perfect.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00213673001470305990 Kelly

    my mouth is watering…what a great cafe menue xo

  • Anonymous

    My mother never does that with me. You’re just so lucky. Count your blessings every day that you have a mother like you do. Cause I don’t.

    Mr Anonymous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11748693883918173837 Lipstick and Licorice

    Had a kind of similar experience…..out shopping with my mum…..new outfits….but she INSISTED on McDonalds fries for lunch, yuck….I am ready for adoption….will sign my own papers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02935700044645360481 Jess Elizabeth

    What a gorgeous day it sounds like you had with your Mum!!
    I definitely plan on checking out that restaurant next tie I’m in the Soutern Highlands – I live in Wollongong, so it’s not much of a drive, and I love visiting Bowral just for the shopping anyway!!
    Thanks for sharing ur lovely dining experience with us!
    Cheers

  • http://www.hcgourmet.com.au/ Alli @ High Country Gourmet

    Magnificent. Just goes to show you don’t need to be city slickers to have great food. Enjoy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    I want a Mum like yours!
    Sounds like a brilliant day. And that lunch just looks AMAZING!
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15761220164069379437 Maxabella

    Happiness! It’s gorgeous how your Ma instilled a foodiness in you that you can both share. Brilliant. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02945710703939292438 kelly

    You ate the prawns whole???….brave woman you are Beth, or am I just a sulk?….p.s that pea salad looked divine.. X :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    I think I just drooled a little. Whatta lunch! The salted caramel popcorn… oh stop IT! Sounds like a glorious day on all counts lady friend xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07422068499429667636 Posie Patchwork

    Oh i bet you can replicate some of that deliciousness at home too. How lovely, i miss my mummy, love Posie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08281463357359416086 Mrs BC

    That’s doing Wednesday in style! That lunch looks seriously yum, but did you really eat the prawns whole? I come from a long line of prawn eaters & I have never eaten a prawn head, what was it like?
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904149532945004564 Leanne @ Uber Simplicity

    What a great day with your Mum! Envious? Yes somewhat!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14055604277114897438 Dee

    Yum !
    Mum and Inare off to lunch today to party plan and tell each other how fabulous we are….. With wine of course x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15086980189762813286 [Good Mum Hunting]

    Every single photo is drool worthy.

    Sounds like a perfect day with your Mum. Lucky gal!

    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00463206542148286066 Greer

    Yumbo! Thanks for the recommendation.

  • http://www.nickysingh.com.au/ Nicky Singh

    That food looks amazing, what a lovely girly day!

    Nicky Singh

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09754100790023579994 jodi

    Geez Beth. You just had to go and post this didn’t you. Couldn’t just keep all that goodness to yourself.

    I’m jealous. And hungry.

    And now have Bowral on my ‘let’s go see’ list x