Given that half the photos on my camera or computer are of food I’ve eaten, it really comes as no surprise that I really like to dine. But it’s so much more than going out for delicious food, it’s about sitting down taking a moment and bonding over some (hopefully) good conversation over a good meal.
My friends are at an age where they’ve gone from raging smokers, travelling gypsies and party animals to responsible mothers who put their children to bed before I’ve had my dinner. Since I’m far from having children… they get in the way of my wining and dining habit … I felt it was important to invite my friends to lunch without their kidlets. I think most forget that they’re not just mothers, they’re x, y, z.. who deserve to be invited to parties where fairy bread, cupcakes and crackles don’t feature on the menu.
Funnily enough, it’s us, the winers and diners that forget that.
So I invited them to join me in the dark side and leave their kids at home.
I’m so glad I did.
Here is the result:
As for The Estelle, it had massive shoes to fill coming form Loam the week before.
The food was on the light side and I’m glad I followed it up with one of the most delicious desserts I’ve had to date. But at $80 per head for lunch, okay wasn’t really enough, I’d probably go elsewhere next time.
The dessert and the company was great though.