|It's a long way from most everywhere|
My trip was for a conference, not a holiday, but naturally I got to eat a few things too- a few were a bit so so (which I will leave off), and others fabulous.
Conference food is not always great, but we had amazing food at the welcome reception at the Skyline Gondola. I ate a lot of very delicious scallops on skewers.
Fergburger is a Queenstown institution. I never saw the queue less than half a block long, but it moves pretty quickly- we joined in on a Monday night and in about 15 minutes you're ordering, and 15 minutes later you're partaking.
|My friend's Big Al|
|My more modest Bun Laden|
(and a most delicious Gingerbread Shake from Mrs Ferg!)
Mrs Ferg does a nice range of gelato too
|I can never go past Pistache|
Gelato turned out to be a bit of a theme in Queenstown and I ended up making several visits to Patagonia, and fell in love... Patagonia have outlets in Queenstown, Arrowtown and Wanaka.
|especially with the Dulce de Leche|
One night I had a hot chocolate and pastry. There are two Patagonias very close to each other on the waterfront- the two story one has a great upstairs area with amazing views over Queenstown harbour.
|The best (only) Paris-Brest since Paris...|
It was really pretty good.
Dinner one night was at the recently opened The Grille by Eichardt's
|Fabulous creamy oysters|
|The Bombe Alaska was a bit one dimensional,|
a bit disappointing, and no flambé
The next morning we were back for breakfast ... in a delightfully English gentleman's club bar atmosphere.
|Coolest cutlery ever?|
|Roast Mushrooms on rye toast, poached eggs|
I didn't have time (or the capacity) to stop and try an All Black from Cup & Cake one day
as I was on the way to the (recently opened) Balls and Bangles for a donut which I had spied the day before.
For our final meal we ended up at Madam Woo
|Naturally I'd been attracted by the Vueve bike outside,|
although I'm not sure why it's there
|I don't have any good pictures as it was quite dark by this time|
but we had an absolutely delicious banquet of
Malaysian hawker style food
And just when you're sad at leaving beautiful Queenstown behind you find a little Patagonia tucked away in the airport for one last taste.
|Sadly no Dulce de Leche this day,|
but the Mango Yoghurt was good too.