Bowral food and fun

But for me the best thing about Bowral is the vanilla slice at The Gumnut Patisserie

Sunday morning tea. Vanilla slices from Gumnut Patisserie in Bowral. The best vanilla slice in the world I reckon. | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 100
Sunday morning tea. Vanilla slices from Gumnut Patisserie in Bowral. The best vanilla slice in the world I reckon. | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO 100

The day started well with scrambled eggs from Bron. These were so buttery and so delicious. Bron does good scrambled eggs. 

Bron made scrambled eggs on sourdough for breakfast | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 2500
Bron made scrambled eggs on sourdough for breakfast | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 2500

The point of going to Bowral though wasn’t so much to enjoy a vanilla slice but to do a little exercise and get some fresh air on a fine Spring day. 

After the vanilla slice and a coffee we went to the Bowral Cheese Shop and bought some food for lunch before going for a walk along one of the trails. While we were at The Gumnut Patisserie Bron bought some sourdough and a rye sour bread. 

At the cheese store we bought some quince paste, some duck and peppercorn pâté, some Small Cow blue cheese, some truffle brie cheese and some chicken, pork and pistachio terrine. This would be an indulgent lunch. 

We drove to the base of the Mount Gibraltar walking trail and walked up the stairs to the Mount Gibraltar lookout. The walk took about 40 minutes and involved some stair climbing, some trail walking and some lookout gazing. I tried to shoot some photographs but most of them turned out badly. I forgot to set my white balance properly and I forgot to bring my circular polariser. It was a very glary day and so most of the shots were not very good. We came across a wombat hole and I didn’t adjust the ISO properly and ended up with a very soft shot with a 1/2 second shutter speed. By the time I was at that point I was huffing and puffing and my heart rate was high so the shot was soft and blurry. Anyway, enough excuses, it was a good day out. 

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We decided to drive to the Mount Gibraltar Jellore Lookout for lunch. It’s a nice place with a good view of Mittagong.After our strenuous walk to check out a number of the fantastic views around Gibraltar rocks, we set up our picnic at the Jellore look out, which is on a little outcrop and is usually quite serene. Today it was not so, with the arrival of a number of groups, including a particularly large and boisterous family that felt the best place for their numerous selfies was half a metre from where we were sitting. After they left we were able to enjoy some peace and quite looking over the hills around Bowral before heading back to Canberra. 

This was a very indulgent but utterly delicious lunch. 

Perfect picnic lunch at Mount Gibraltar Jellore Lookout Bowral. Quince paste, duck and peppercorn pâté, chicken pork and pistachio terrine, truffle brie and small cow blue cheese | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 200
Perfect picnic lunch at Mount Gibraltar Jellore Lookout Bowral. Quince paste, duck and peppercorn pâté, chicken pork and pistachio terrine, truffle brie and small cow blue cheese | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 200
Perfect picnic lunch at Mount Gibraltar Jellore Lookout Bowral. Sourdough bread, rye sour bread, quince paste, duck and peppercorn pâté, chicken pork and pistachio terrine, truffle brie and small cow blue cheese | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 200
Perfect picnic lunch at Mount Gibraltar Jellore Lookout Bowral. Sourdough bread, rye sour bread, quince paste, duck and peppercorn pâté, chicken pork and pistachio terrine, truffle brie and small cow blue cheese | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 200

Eating the pâté with the rye sour bread was like eating smooth dark chocolate. It was just amazing!

This is where we were sitting for lunch. 

Sunday midday. Bowral Mount Jellore Lookout. | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO 200
Sunday midday. Bowral Mount Jellore Lookout. | SONY ILCE-7S with E 35mm F1.8 OSS at 35mm and f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO 200

 


 

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Bron and I had a brilliant day. The weather was good and the food great.  

Have you been to Bowral? What did you do? What did you eat?

 
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Sunday dinner. Bacon and Strasburg sausage salad. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 125mm and f/16, 1/10sec, ISO 400
Sunday dinner. Bacon and Strasburg sausage salad. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 125mm and f/16, 1/10sec, ISO 400

This is how I ended the day while watching the NRL grand final 🙂 

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3 Responses

    1. Biota is certainly on the list for us. If you ever get a chance the pastries in the Gumnut Patisserie are worth trying especially the Vanilla slice, apple turnover and chocolate eclairs. I’ve heard the banoffee pie is to die for too 🙂

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