Il Postino’s Wentworth Falls

Il Postino Wentworth Falls

Il Postino Wentworth Falls - Review by North & South Nomads

Recently, a chef asked me some pointed questions on Twitter about links I was posting.

“Do you genuinely enjoy X’s blog, or do you actually getting paid to promote this?”

I don’t get paid for one single thing I tweet.

I doubt I ever will. You tend to make better money as a lawyer…

In any event, I politely explained that I enjoyed the blog posts I was sharing, and furthermore, enjoyed sharing good quality, creative content.

I also explained that having been a lawyer for 10 years, I was familiar with the disclosure requirements for these matters, and should I be in the unlikely situation to be paid to tweet, I would follow it with a disclosure similar to #ad or #sponsored, as is common on Twitter.

All’s well that ends well, and I think everyone was satisfied after that Twitter discussion. I was, at least. 😀 But it has made me more cautious about disclosing friendships in blogging spheres.

How does this all relate to eating at Il Postino’s?

Il Postino Wentworth Falls - Review by North & South Nomads

I know three of the staff, and North Nomad and I spent New Year’s Eve with them. Though, I didn’t tell my friends when I was coming up to eat at their café, so they didn’t know they were cooking for me even when I ordered. Definitely no special treatment and I definitely paid for my own meal!

So how was my incognito experience at Il Postino’s?

Il Postino’s sits in the serene quiet of Wentworth Falls in NSW’s Blue Mountains. You’d think all of the mountains area would be quiet, but Katoomba, Leura, and Blackheath can all get a bit hectic on a sunny weekend.

The café is in the old heritage listed post office. The outdoor dining area is pretty, spacious and leafy. On the day I visit, it’s busting at the seams inside with families chatting and laughing. I seat myself outside and check out the menu.

I’m visiting for lunch.  I need something light, but substantial enough that I don’t go hungry.  I order the chickpea salad without haloumi. It’s the perfect size for my appetite, and there’s a plentiful serving of chickpeas.

After being in Thailand, where chefs seem to put huge chunks of red onion into salads, it’s nice having thinly sliced red onion in this chickpea salad. The vinaigrette is light and adds a nice tanginess to the salad. The only possible way it could be improved would be by adding capers. Capers improve EVERYTHING.

Il Postino Wentworth Falls - Review by North & South Nomads

After lunch, I pop into the kitchen and say hi to Joey and Matt, and meet the chef. It’s always interesting seeing behind the scenes – I’m always struck by how neat and tidy chefs are. When I’m testing out recipes and cooking for friends and family, mine looks like a bomb hit it!

Happy with my lunch, I get back on the road to go back down to the Hawkesbury.

Location: 13 Station St, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782  Australia

Contact Details: Phone – (02) 4757 1615 Email – francoisestanton@bigpond.com

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7 thoughts on “Il Postino’s Wentworth Falls

  1. I didn’t even know it was a thing to be paid for tweets until about a week or two ago. :O I am totally with you on less giant hunks of red onion (I like it, but in moderation), but not so much on capers. :[ I tried to like them and completely failed, haha.

    My kitchen looks like a bomb went off in it too! :] Glad to hear I’m not alone!

  2. Most of the things they are paying you for to tweet aren’t things I’d want in my feed. So far 😉

    I like onions in moderation and that salad looks really delicious.

    Have a great week!

  3. Funny that these days people have to question whether we’re tweeting what we want to, or only because we’re getting paid. To me, it always looks pretty obvious when someone’s getting paid to tweet. Looks like a pretty yummy dish–I’ve never had any friends working behind the scenes in a restaurant, but I think it would be fun to get a chance to see the working kitchens and claim that you know the chef!

  4. That Twitter conversation is hilarious. I’m pretty sure you need to be a Kardashian or something to be paid to Tweet.

    Salad looks yummy too, and what a lovely patio. I miss being able to eat on patios.

    • It was a little inane. I have very low tolerance for pass-agg insinuations at best. I just sigh and put on my best lawyer voice when responding as factually as possible.

      Yeah it gets cold where you guys are! This place I was at is one of the colder areas of Australia, but it only hits the early minuses in winter.

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