Sunday, September 23, 2007

September 11, 2007: The Quarter

Jackson, Emma and I spent our Tuesday wandering around the Queen Vic Markets and the Pixar exhibition at ACMI (I enjoyed it almost as much the second time as the first). In between, we grabbed lunch at The Quarter on Degraves Street in the city. It's hard going finding a spare lunch table at 1p.m. on a working day, and we ended up just choosing The Quarter because we could see some free seats. The menu's pretty standard Italian - some lunch foccacias, a bunch of pastas and a few meaty mains. Emma and I both opted for the soup of the day: A spicy Middle-Eastern vegie soup, with spinach leaves and a dollop of yoghurt and mint floating on top. The spiciness of the soup came almost entirely from pepper, but it was a hell of a lot of pepper. Emma gave up halfway through, but I struggled through it, using the yoghurty sauce and about six glasses of water to dampen the flames. I think somebody's hand slipped during the seasoning process. Ah well, it was a nice idea and quite tasty if you ignored the pepper-power.

Address: 27-31 Degraves Street
Ph: 9650 6156
Price: Soup: $8, Foccacias $11, Pastas etc $15+

1 comment:

  1. I remember having a curry where the heat came exlusively from black pepper, but the restaurant had explained that this was the traditional way before chiles were discovered. Thank heavens for Christopher Colombus!