Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Incase you don't know about this, here is the background story. Ian MacDonald runs The Flash Duck. Named so, because, well... he likes ducks, and because McDisgusting Corp. made his change it. Can't have people thinking a resto, with green and black as the predominant colour theme, and a menu that includes vegan burgers and haggis burgers might be confoozed with the tasteless boiled pap that extrudes from the servery windows of Golden Arches, now, can we??
More info on his David and Goliath battle is here at Ian's Blog.
I eat there because a) I'm an old hippie, and any time I can stick it to the Corporation, I take it and also b) because the food is bloody good. The produce is sourced locally and the burgers are hand ground from local scotch fillet.
We went down to FD, with our friends, Peakie and Dr Trevorkian, and had a most pleasant arvo.
A bottle of wine:
I ordered the Thai chicken burger. T'was fragrant with Vietnamese mint, coriander and sweet chili sauce.
Furry and Dr Trevorkian ordered the cleverly named UNOHOOZ burger.. basically, one with the lot.
Peakie, after much deliberation, ordered the haggis burger.
Now. Peakie is a haggis eating FOOL!! This woman knows her haggis. After the Great Gleneagles Haggis and Whisky Creme debacle of 2001, I was not keen to sample it, but after much coaxing and nurturing, I did.
Can't se the point, myself, but Peakie was coo-ing over it. I'll take her word that it was great.
Apparently Ian sources his haggis from a local Scottish butcher in Dandenong,
Check out the resto's site: The Flash Duck. and go there. And eat REAL hamburgers.
Oh, and another reason to go.... the support these guys:
Land Of Smiles Foundation.