Three of my besties and I made the rare and unusual decision to get up early on a Saturday morning for the only thing that can get me up early without getting paid – the promise of good food. Our destination was the Parnell La Cigale French Markets. I immediately wondered why no one had told me about the markets before, it’s truly a feast for the eyes and belly. There’s so much to choose from, savoury and sweet. The first round of breakfast began with a serving of Mac & Cheese and this delightful tasty sausage, melted cheese roll.
We’d been advised to get there around 9/930 am and I’m glad we did, it meant we got a table with ease, and had the time to indulge in as much food as possible. After the first round of savoury treats and a coffee, it was on to the sweet stuff. It was at this point that we realised the benefits of going with a group of four as it meant we could try an array of treats. A cherry donut, rhubarb tart, lemon meringue tart and raspberry custard danish made up round two of our breakfast.
I think we spent about 3 hours there that morning, if we’d stuck around a little longer, we’d have probably gotten lunch there too. Instead, we bought caramelised onion bread and beetroot dip to have at home later, and made mental notes of all the delicious looking things we were going to try when we returned.
There were the most amazing array of different flavoured macarons, and I was dying to try the feijoa ones, but by the time we finally left they were almost all gone. So, note to self: Don’t just take pictures of the macarons, buy them before everyone else does.