During the last weekend of August, I had an excellent Saturday brunch at Camaje in the Village. It was a rainy, sleepy day, and it took all my energy to drag myself into the city, but I knew that my favorite Australians would make the effort worth my while:
(From left to right: Rony, Ross, Jenny, Nicola, Ali, Daniel, me, Rami, and Gabe)
The plan had initially been for Rami and Ali to throw a pool party at their place, but the rain put a damper on that arrangement … so brunch it was!
I was excited that Rami and Ali chose this restaurant. I took a one-night fall dessert-making class here in my last year of college — a 21st birthday present from my old roommates — but I had never actually eaten there for a real meal despite wanting to for ages and ages!
I ordered a pot of Early Grey with milk and honey, aka the best rainy day beverage:
Our food took forever to come, but that was fine because we all had hours and hours of chatting to do.
Plus, my granola and yogurt was worth the wait:
The server had told me it did NOT come with fruit, so I was quite pleasantly surprised when it arrived with apples, blueberries, and pears on top!
Rami ordered the chocolate brioche french toast:
With blueberries and bananas:
Ohhhh my goodness, words can’t describe! The chocolate flavor was SO rich and amazing:
I also finished the last bite of Nicola’s banana pancakes, mmmmmmm:
When the bill finally came (again, hours and hours later), Rami took care of business with some quick calculating:
From there, we all parted ways … only to meet up again a few hours later! I so rarely see these guys (I met Rami in an NYU elevator in 2001 when he was studying abroad here and stayed in touch because I was planning to study in Sydney the next semester … which is when I met Gabe and many other friends of theirs) even though they live here now, so we had to maximize the opportunity. My Australian adventure part two will be along shortly …
What’s your favorite English accent: Australian, Irish, or British?
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that french toast looks exquisite! so delicious. as far as the title goes, i hate vegemite! ick. but as far as accents go.. i don’t discriminate! i love them all.
why argentinian accent isn’t an option? 😀
fun breakfast date, perfect for a rainy day!
pancakes! oh… I need to make some for my papis! 🙂
hmm…i would say irish. there was this kid i went to college with and I could listen to him talk all day long.
you have the best places to eat! i want all of that, please 🙂
That’s a tough one. I’m a sucker for all accents but since I just got back from Down Under I’ll go with Aussie!
IRISH ACCENT, of couse 😉
I loooove french toast and that chocolate french toast looks TDF x58748364
I did the Australian accent!
The chocolate brioche looks amazing.
That’s a tough Q but I guess I’d have to go with Irish! Although a girl in my grad program is from London and she just sounds smarter than the rest of us with that accent! And I forgot about our night out with the Australians…aka, part 2. Fun!
I love australian! But british and irish are also wonderful