It’s probably a little sad, and very unromantic, that The Boy and I seemed to be more excited about what we’d be eating for dinner the night after our wedding, rather than the wedding itself.
For me the ‘first supper after the wedding’ signaled the end of a year where I’d watched nearly everything that went into my mouth to ensure I wasn’t going to be a Fatty Boomba Bride. This is partially my own fault as I’d found a dress I liked ages ago so needed to make sure that I wasn’t eating myself out of a wedding dress and into a potato sack. Starting a food blog three months before the ‘big day’ probably wasn’t the best idea in hindsight...oh well!
After months of deliberating The Boy and I decided that we wanted big fat burgers with big fat fries for dinner after the wedding. Initially we were thinking Burger Fuel, but they’ve closed down in Darlinghurst where we were staying, or our old favourite and much loved Burger Joint on Liverpool Street. I know I just wanted everything to be as big, greasy and unhealthy as possible.
So it’s funny then we decide to eat at Grill’d, a burger place renowned for their healthy burgers.
To be honest though, I’m really here for their chips which I absolutely fell in love with on our last trip to Melbourne. Whatever they put on their chips has me totally hooked. I almost got the waiter at the Grill’d we were visiting in Melbourne to tell me what their secret herbs and spices were, but he said he’d be told by management to stop telling everyone their chippie secret. D’oh.
The sad thing about our post-wedding visit to Grill’d is that we were both so stuffed from all of the food we had at our High Tea we really didn’t have much of an appetite. D’oh again.
We both decided to take it easy on our tummies and each ordered a Mini-Moo Burger ($6.90) which is one of the Grill’d Snack Burgers on offer. The Mini-Moo is pretty simple as far as gourmet burgers go, just a simple beef pattie and some relish.
The Boy adds cheese to his burger for an extra $1.00. I ask for a side of gherkins as I found that my burger needed that little something extra and they give these to me for no extra charge – nice.
I like that Grill’d give us a choice of the type of bun we’d like with our burger – we only get two options though (unless we want Gluten Free, or no bun at all), which is great for me as I tend to get totally overwhelmed when there are too many options.
I order my Mini-Moo on a traditional wholemeal bun and The Boy goes for the Panini option. In the past I’ve found the Panini a bit hard and like the softness of the wholemeal bun.
Seeing as we took it easy with the burgers, we go all out with the chips and order a regular serve ($4.30) along with a Herbed Mayo Chip Dip ($0.70).
OMG – these chips are to die for. Seriously! Whatever they are putting on them is fantastic and totally addictive. I can identify salt (no kidding, hey) rosemary and possibly thyme, but that’s about as far as my uneducated and lazy palate goes.
I think I’ll just have to keep going back to sample the chippies until I can guess all their secret herbs. It’ll be a tough job, but someone has to do it.
Grill’d is at 314 Victoria St, Darlinghurst.