Riccardo and I had the most wonderful Valentines day, so it thought I would share it with you. We had been out the night before as we had a gig and a friend’s birthday to go to (which I will share in a little bit ^_^) so our day started with a massive sleep in. Then we got up and played some computer games before heading out to the movies. Before you ask, yes we saw Fifty Shades of Grey, and yes it was cringe-worthily awful. And that is all I will say about the movie. Oh, but going Gold Class was lovely, they brought me tea! To my comfy chair in the movie theater. I think that was the most exciting part!
Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to actually win a Facebook competition (I know right, people actually do win those things?!) for a romantic dinner for two, from Bank SA. Their comp had popped up in my news feed as on of my other friends had entered it, so I though why the hell not? The question they asked was “Whats the best last-minute Valentines day plans you have ever made?”. So I told them about how last year (when Mr Tardo was still working up in a mine in Whyalla) my partner was feeling all sad that we would be apart for Valentines day. I made the last-minute decision to sneak out of work early and drive up there to surprise him, and got there just as he arrived home from work. I slept over, we watched cheesy TV and got take away, then I drove home the next day. Not very romantic in my books, but apparently some one at Bank SA thought it was, and gave us a romantic 5 course meal at Georges on Waymouth as a prize!
We were pretty excited, and once we were finished with our crappy movie, we headed straight into town for our dinner 🙂 When we arrived, we were seated straight away, and were given a complimentary glass of pink bubbles.
We were pretty keen to start as we were super hungry and everything on the menu looked delicious. I am not usually one to take photo’s of food, as I think its kinda wanky, but I was willing to make an exception in this case. Now, are you ready for some food porn? Because not only was the food delicious, but it was so pretty too.
The first course they brought out for us was A salad of heirloom tomatoes, goats cheese, brioche and tomato sorbet.
To be honest, this has got to have been my least favorite of the 5 courses 🙁 I’ve never really liked goats cheese, and the tomato sorbet in the middle was a little bit much for my liking. But it did look pretty.
The second course on the other hand was divine. It was a plate of soft cured Tasmin ocean trout, confit orange, fermented radishes and sesame tuile.
This was so tasty it had me wishing there was more of it. All the flavors were perfectly complimentary and the trout was the perfect temperature between warm and cold.
The third course was by far my favorite of the whole lot – Pork porterhouse, sweet corn, leeks, fennel, crackling and prosciutto salt.
I just love pork as it is, and the sweet corn mixed with whatever was in that brown sauce was mouth wateringly delicious. I’m getting hungry just looking at it 😛
The fourth course was cone Bay Barramundi, beetroot puree, parsnip gnocchi, swish chard, caramelized shallots and red wine jus.
Beacuse of the whole gluten-free thing, mine didn’t come with the gnocchi, so they gave me a bigger piece of fish. The fish was amazing, it was beautiful and soft on the inside with a nice crunchy and salty crust on the outside. Mr Tardo loved the beetroot puree, but I wasn’t a huge fan. He was more than happy to finish it for me 😛
Last, but not least was desert. They said it was Textures of chocolate, buttermilk and caramel curd. It sure was interesting. It looked like chocolate dirt and even came with edible flowers around the edges
On the way out I was even spoiled enough to get a lovely long-stemmed rose from my sweet heart ^_^
After dinner we wandered down to the Garden of Unearthly Delights as we thought we might go see a show. As we were walking to the box office, some guy doing a promo gave us a free ticket to go see a performer called Yana Allanah. We figured we would give it a go and bought another ticket.
I’ve got to say, she was pretty funny. When the show started, she came out at the back of the room and was absolutely stark naked. She sang a song called I’m blue, which was ironic since she was wearing a giant blue wig and was body painted into a blue jumpsuit. Definitely not a show for the faint of heart, she was quite abrupt and told people to f-off a lot. The hour-long show went by quickly as she sang hilarious songs about sexuality, taking medication, and at one point Anal. As you can imagine with my filthy sense of humor, I was in stitches most of the show as was Mr Tardo.
As far as Valentines day goes, I think we did a pretty good job of it. We had a wonderful time eating, drinking, giggling and just hanging out. I could not have asked for anything more.
I Love You Riccardo x