Birthday Flowers and Dinner at Rocksalt ~ the little lioness

Birthday Flowers and Dinner at Rocksalt

Yes, my birthday went well… how could it not when it starts with a box of roses from my mother delivered before work, and on my arrival home I get a bunch of Irises (purple! My favourite flower, yesm!) from a friend in Melbourne? :)

Birthday flowers
One vase, think it works!

After a dazed day at work (I’m got a cold and am generally worn down by other health stuff. No, I’m not pregnant, though someone suggested it might be why I’m tired!) I dolled up in a new LBD, new tights and some killer heels to head to Rocksalt for dinner.

Rocksalt, Hawker, Canberra
Perusing the specials

We started with the SOFTEST BREAD IN THE WORLD, for $4 each. God bread. Served with olive oil and dukkah.

Rocksalt, Hawker, Canberra

Rocksalt, Hawker, Canberra

For dinner, I went for the Duck, and Rish the Pork…

Rocksalt, Hawker, Canberra
Roast Duck breast with confit potatoes, snow peas and a plum jus, $34

Rocksalt, Hawker, Canberra
Braised pork served on an apple tarte tarin with pye lentils finished with a honey glaze, $32

All the while, we drank a 2007 Pinot Noir Rose from Olssen’s Winery in Central Otago, which we’d been hanging onto since our NZ Trip at the end of 2007. Still tasted as awesome (well nearly as awesome as drinking it in generous sample sizings amongst the vines!)

Rocksalt, Hawker, Canberra

I gave dessert a miss, except for a few mouthfuls from Rish’s tasting plate. mmm.

Rocksalt, Hawker, Canberra
Truffles with the bill, Rish tells me they’re as rich as they look!

Lovely night out with Rish, rambling about the present and our future. Now to plan for his birthday in a month!

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3 comments for “Birthday Flowers and Dinner at Rocksalt

  1. July 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Looks like you had a lovely night – it’s been a while since I’ve visited Rocksalt! Happy birthday again, my dear :)

  2. July 24, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Happy Birthday again Fiona! Love the flowers-they always seem to complete a birthday for me! :)

  3. July 24, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I’m hungry now! The bread looks especially delicious!

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