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Food Friday – Pier One

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Food Friday of our lunch dates. Then again, it’s been a while since we’ve done it. Today was a lovely treat. And definitely one I would like to repeat, with more time allowed.

We took the short drive to the Casino, Wrest Point in Sandy Bay, thinking we’d take on one of the many cafes they have. Pulling up at the sign that said ‘Parking for Pier One guests only’, we took the plunge and wandered around the front of the building to the doors.
Brilliant. Aside from the wind it was a beautiful day, and we sat in the windows with the sun coming in – by the time we finished we were suitably baked by the sun.
This was one of the nicer restaurants and well worth its reputation.
after being presented with the main menu and ordering drinks, we opted for the lunch specials. Set price bread and main, or main and dessert. We took one of each choice.
Our waiter was gregarious and the service was both attentive and private.
Hot rolls were brought out with oil and vinegar for dipping – oh my. They were so fresh, like they were baking as we walked in the door.

Soft and warm, and perfect.
The flat bread chosen was the garlic and butter – it arrived like a pizza, dripping in butter. I could see the kilos piling on just looking at it. The flavour was just perfect. Subtle but tasty. So much for restricting my carbs.

Our mains were Atlantic Salmon with potatoes and a citrus salad,

and Porterhouse steak (med-rare of course) with potato gallette, cherry tomatoes and green beans with the most heavenly jus.  It looked heavy, but the flavour was light and almost sweet. The perfect accompianment.

Dessert was the apple and cinnamon cheesecake with a caramel like sauce and either double or King Island cream.

I am usually wary of cinnamon as it can be overpowering. This was sweet and delicate, with a crumble on the top.  Hubby even said it was the best one he’d tasted. Or something like that. It was light and fluffy, and just amazing.

We ran out of time so I could not try their coffee, but I wouldn’t hesitate to return simply for coffee and dessert.
Suffice to say I have had very little for dinner.



Have a great weekend 🙂

A bag full of adventures…

After a long day yesterday,  a mis-communication with my kids (yes dinner survived and was not too bad) we had a good sleep and rose this morning to hot coffee and decisions on what to do…

I convinced my friend to try Vegemite!  There will be a post that includes this topic later.

A trip to the city, a drive to town… and we now have a bag full of broch’s – brochures – if you slow down the talk – to go through and work out our next adventure. 
At the information shop I pointed out all the places I thought we would see as C gathered lots of postcards ready to send home 🙂

We wandered Salamanca (Tassie Furniture shop etc), popped through the Casino, and checked out the Shot Tower at Taroona.

I am soon to try out my fabby new pressie – thanks C soo much! – a coffee grinder for the coffee beans that arrived from her suitcase… mmm.

Now, it’s off to do dinner with a nice glass of wine.

Keep smiling and keep posted for the next instalment.
Jennifer 🙂