Instagram is such an important tool for a food blogger. We are on it constantly. Uploading, liking, commenting, drooling (and the occasional stalk once in a while). The social media platform brings so many people together coming from a whole range of genres. Lifestyle, entertainment, fitness, photography, fashion and so many more! In our own little foodie bubble we never stopped and realised how many other talented folk where out their, sharing their lives, loves and inspirations. So it was really fantastic to attend an ‘Instameet’ hosted by fellow foodie Billy Law at Oceans Dining & Drinks at Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach.
Salumi Board $38
Walking around with our name tags it was so exciting to put a face to people who’s photos I’d been double-tapping for months. Of course there was an amazing spread of food on offer and I couldn’t help but indulge myself. This gorgeous selection of premium cold cuts included bresaola, capicollo, mortadella, prosciutto & cacciatore served with grissini, mustard fruit, sun-dried tomato pesto and homemade pickled vegetables. The perfect pre meal snack while pounding down a few glasses of vino.
Beef Empanadas with Chimichurria & Cheesy Arancini
Tasty little starters, the empanadas were delicious parcels filled with a spicy beef filling, while the arancini were golden and crispy and soft and gooey on the inside.
Chefs Cold Seafood Selection $90
Oysters and lobsters and prawns! OH MY! This massive tray was filled to the brim with the freshest seafood including lobster, king prawns, oysters, balmain bugs, prawn ceviche, blue swimmer crab & house made salmon gravelax.
Chefs Hot Seafood Selection $45
Another platter, this one smaller with hot options like slow cooked octopus with citrus & capers, fried white bait, garlic king prawns, baked scallops with citrus chilli crumble and steamed mussels in saffron, chilli & chorizo broth.
Obviously we were pretty spoilt, however there’s a huge range of food options on the menu from light nibblies to hefty burgers.
To finish off was a light cheese platter with a lovely selection of 3 cheeses and dried and fresh fruits.
We had a great time at Oceans Dining & Drinks and would like to thank Billy Law for the opportunity to meet a really great bunch of people and eat some really tasty food.
Oceans Dining & Drinks
Cnr Arden And Carr Streets
Coogee, NSW 2034