Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Can you meet me halfway, right at the borderline...

it's the fella's birthday tomorrow.
however having to accommodate my crazy, unexpected work schedules and the fact that the restaurant was already booked out a month ago, we decided to celebrate one day early.

so i took him to the new movida aqui, and i have to say i definitely prefer it to the one on hosier lane.

The birthday man...
you're no longer a boy, ok!!

oysters with watermelon dressing
anchovies with tomato sorbet

there was one more dish of wagyu short ribs
which i forgot to take a picture of when i hungrily dug in. but it had the most amazing mash which accompanied it

seafood paella
although i was already full i couldn't stop eating it!! most definitely will go back again just to have this. i think it's so worth the money with the large portions and generous amounts of seafood.

for dessert:

we skipped towards bourke street. and although i was already stuffed to the brim the extreme hot weather today made me craving for this..

pistachio gelato and watermelon granitas @ pellegrinis

ok now i'm busting out off my bettina corset top.. damn it... fatpig~fatpig
xoxo Lyn

Friday, December 04, 2009

you are the one thing that i love and hate all at once

tonight i finally managed to get to gill's diner.
and the food was kinda amazing. between us we shared
~ deep fried zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta and orange served atop soft polenta and honey truffle
~ smoked eel croquettes with aioli
~ pasta dumplings with bay bug broth

the dumplings were a bit of a let down though it was a main
but the zucchini blossoms were really yum!! i've been looking for a place that served them and i found them really good.

dessert was the mini pecan pie at pie face.
if anyone has not been there it's really worth a try. my favourites are the steak pie which is really chunky and the pecan pie (although it is on the sweet side because of the caramel at least it comes in a small helping so it's not like you'll get sick of eating it)
it's really worth a go..

the fella liked the chicken pie i bought for him yesterday (which he only had for brekkie today) that he went back for seconds today straight after dinner..


it's one of those weeks where i only seem to feel exhausted and spent. but then again i don't really remember a time where i felt anything else.
where i just want to pack everything up and bid you farewell. because i am already so emotionally empty whereas you still seem to be constantly taking what you want without giving anything back.

at the moment, it's a continuous internal struggle with myself.
i'm trying to find a compromise between what i want and feel that i deserve, and that which i have. sometimes there are days that i reach a heartbreaking conclusion only to stop short at making a firm stand on things.

i suppose what i might really need at the end of the day is just a good holiday...

xoxo Lyn