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Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne or vice versa, or between Canberra and Albury, make sure you stop off the Hume Highway at Jugiong, between Yass and Gundagai, for a bite to eat at the Long Track Pantry. Long Track Pantry provides good food while travelling! The food is so good that I’ve often thought it almost worth the trip for the food.

The Cafe

The cafe is an an old house with bull-nosed verandah. It’s covered with vines in the front, deciduous, so it looks quite different in summer to in winter.  First here are some autumn / winter shots.

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

Looking out at the autumn leaves from inside:

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

And now in summer. A cool place to linger, sheltered by the vines and verandah.

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

The decor is country-styled, providing a warm, home-like atmosphere.

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

The Food

Here’s the menu when I was last at the Long Track Pantry. The current menus are on their website.

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

A traditional breakfast, with lovely sausages (they were not burnt – that’s my bad photo), accompanied by a tomato chutney (made there), and a gorgeous dressing on the salad.

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

Home-made pie:

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

Ploughman’s Lunch:

Long Track Pantry Jugiong

Long Track Pantry makes their own relishes, preserves, chutneys, dressings, jams and marmalades. Their cakes also are made by Long Track, and can be purchased to take away (I’ve done that on a trip from Melbourne back to Sydney to take to an afternoon tea later that day!).

Then along with gorgeous food, Long Track also sells homewares, including things for the kitchen and gifts.

Do stop off at Long Track Pantry on your journey along the Hume Highway.

Details

Here are the details about Long Track Pantry at time of posting. Please check their web site for more current details.

Web site / Facebook http://www.longtrackpantry.com.au/
https://www.facebook.com/LongTrackPantry
Address Riverside Drive, Jugiong, NSW 2726
Phone 02 6945 4144
Open Cafe open 8am – 4pm daily, but closed Tuesdays (to make their jams and relishes).
Menu Breakfast $8-14
Lunch $16-20
Long Track Pantry on Urbanspoon


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My introduction to Baroque was as part of the Gourmet Safaris (French). Since then I’ve been back many times for their macarons, but never for a meal. Finally I recently made it back there to see what that was like. I wasn’t disappointed.

Baroque

The food

Hors d’œvres

House-made charcuterie and condiments: Thirlmere duck & orange terrine, Burrawong chicken galantine,  pork and pistachio terrine, pork rillettes, wagyu bresaola

House-made charcuterie and condiments: Thirlmere duck & orange terrine, Burrawong chicken galantine,
pork and pistachio terrine, pork rillettes, wagyu bresaola

Each component of the hors d’œvres was superb. Almost worth going there just for that for a snack, of course along with the Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne.

Entrée

Grilled South Australian sardines, pickled red onions, tomato and basil sorbet

Grilled South Australian sardines, pickled red onions, tomato and basil sorbet

One of my group had the sardines, and I didn’t try them, but they sure looked good.

Plats principaux

Herb crusted albacore tuna, asparagus, snow pea salad, seaweed consommé

Herb crusted albacore tuna, asparagus, snow pea salad, seaweed consommé

Poisson dur Jour: Barramundi with grilled leeks, potato espuma, lime beurre noisette

Poisson dur Jour: Barramundi with grilled leeks, potato espuma, lime beurre noisette

New word for me: “espuma” means foam. Rolls eyes.

And here’s what I ordered:

Angus onglet , triple cooked potato chips, watercress, eschalot, béarnaise sauce

Angus onglet , triple cooked potato chips, watercress, eschalot, béarnaise sauce

It had been a while since I had a steak, and thought that it should be good at Baroque.

Along with the steak I ordered the Paris Mash. Silly me didn’t take any photos. And that was almost the best part of the meal 🙂 I hate too think how much butter was in there, but it was so smooth and creamy and buttery, and melted in your mouth. A perfect accompaniment for the steak. The potato chips served with the steak were herbed, and quite good, but paled in comparison to the mash. Oh so good.

Les Desserts

After the rest of the meal I just wanted something light for dessert, so just chose the macarons with coffee:

Macarons: salted caramel, strawberry, and passionfruit

Macarons: salted caramel, strawberry, and passionfruit

The vanilla crème brûlée was perfect I understand, with the right amount of toffee on top, and a gorgeous brûlée. Not sure that the ice cream was needed.

Vanilla crème brûlée, pistachio ice cream

Vanilla crème brûlée, pistachio ice cream

So, a good meal was had by all. No need to add more words: I think the pictures tell the story better than I could in words.

I’ll be back.

Details

Here are the details about Baroque at time of posting. Please check their web site for more current details.

Web site http://www.baroquebistro.com.au/
Address 88 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Phone 02 9241 4811
Open Lunch every day.
Dinner every night except Sunday.
Menu
Baroque | Bistro Bar Patisserie on Urbanspoon

 

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