How, you might ask, does this cynic form the belief that one day she was just simply MEANT to have prawn Caesar salad for dinner?
One. A PR Company send you Cardini’s Caesar Dressing.
You get let out from your job search appointment early because they think you’re awesome for getting and interview, and Steel Street Seafoods have an actual GLUT of prawns (seriously, they ordered 300kg when they really only meant to order 150) and so have them tempting you as you wander to the supermarket.
And so you complete the picture with croutons, anchovies bacon and lettuce.
For “restaurant night” at the SPA conference, I chopped and changed my booking a few times, til I ended up at Mezethes Greek Taverna chattering and sharing a platter with some of my favourite speechies. <3
A group of 5 of us hit up the $40 a head seafood banquet, with some next to going to meat version.
Of course, I snacked on a little from both ;)
Shame they wouldn’t let us split the bill as promised.
With a rare break in the rain for the day, and the waves still deeming the beach closed, lots of onlookers were just standing and watching the waves come in, and the brave bunch of surfers out beyond the break.
Our friendly and helpful waitress brought out break and warmed olives to start us off. Nice, meaty little olives :) These were nommed away on while we each ordered something different :)
The catch of the day – Whole market fish from the grill with shellfish butter, crushed potatoes and a leaf salad ($33.50). The fish was cooked beautifully I’m told, however Liz wasn’t a fan of the sauce.
120 day grain fed rump from the Rangers Valley, NSW. 300 gram ($29.50). All of the available sauces are gluten free.
Pasture fed New York sirloin sources from Gippsland, Victoria 350 gram ($34.50). The steaks came out with double fried chat potatoes with rosemary
and pancetta salt and green beans.
Crisp skin pork belly with seared scallops, mandarin, star anise glaze and herb salad ($19.50)
Surfhouse ‘surf and turf’ – slow cooked glazed beef short rib and grilled half lobster tail with crushed potatoes, spinach and a horseradish dressing ($39.50)
And my order – a piece of delicious ocean trout with creamed cannellini beans, braised fennel, roast truss tomato and lemon thyme oil ($29.50).
Two of the Lemon and lime creme brulee with toasted coconut macaron ($14.50) were ordered. I scored one of the sweet sweet macarons and a few spoons of a tarty brulee.
Washed down with a (very large) pot of peppermint tea ($4).