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Dark Mofo

This looked way better on the small screen of the phone or ipad, but still I'm halfway happy with it.

This looked way better on the small screen of the phone or ipad, but still I’m halfway happy with it.

the entrance to the Winterfeast section - wailting lines way too long for us, and so many happy peole everywhere.

the entrance to the Winterfeast section – wailting lines way too long for us, so many happy people everywhere.


The family minus the one who was working took a trip into the city last night to check out the Dark Mofo excitement. We didn’t enter the Winterfeast section but trekked about on the waterfront. Head over here to see more pictures. Next year we need to be way more organised and do more of the activities.

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.
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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.
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Our mains were Atlantic Salmon with potatoes and a citrus salad,
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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.
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Dessert was the apple and cinnamon cheesecake with a caramel like sauce and either double or King Island cream.
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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.
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Have a great weekend 🙂
Jen