Dining with friends in a new restaurant in Canberra
Even though I am still in China on my holidays, I have internet access so thought I would post on a dining experience in Canberra last month. This is a very new restaurant attached to one of the major hotels; the Realm Hotel and has been open for only three or so months.
I had a friend visiting from Guangzhou in southern China, (Sophie I thought I would let you know she is having a wonderful time in the city you lived in) and I had heard about the opening of this new French restaurant and wanted to try it out. I knew my friend would not want to eat Chinese food having eaten it many times in southern China so along with another five of my friends we went to this new restaurant.
There was enough vegetarian choices on the menu and some of us started off with a cocktail or glass of champagne. The restaurant is very nice inside with lovely furniture and low lighting for nice ambience.
My friends individually ordered steak tartare, steak (grass fed eye fillet/wagu beef) and chips and the fish (sand whiting/roasted blue eye cod) and a Caesar salad.
I ordered fresh asparagus with a poached egg on top – delicious. The asparagus was cooked to perfection as was the egg (I dislike runny white egg).
I enjoyed two glasses of a lovely New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and others ordered a red to enjoy with their steak. We decided to order all the ‘sides’ which were really nice especially the sweet potato dish which didn’t look particularly appetising but was truly delicious.
From talking to every one of my friends about the evening and the meals, we all enjoyed the evening and food immensely. And more importantly my friend from China had a lovely night enjoying the great food and lovely company of people she had not met.