Sunday, 18 August 2013

Red Basil Thai Cuisine

This Saturday date night we ended up at Red Basil.  Hubby and I have tried to walk in a few weeks ago but they were so busy we couldn't get a table so this time I rang up at 5:30pm hoping to get a table at 6:30pm.  I was told by the waitress on the phone that because 7pm gets really busy that it'll be best for us to get there at 6pm.

We arrived at 6pm on the dot and they were already pretty busy.  It's a fairly small restaurant, it probably only fits around 20 to 25 people.  We were seated relatively quickly and given a couple of menus by one of the waitresses who was buzzing around the restaurant.

Greenhouse

Today I took my mum out for lunch at Greenhouse before we do some shopping in the city.  I've been to Greenhouse a few times before and the food has been quite good, although the service a bit inconsistent.  I thought it'll be nice to take mum to eat something other than Asian food. 

We arrived at around 11:30am and were quickly shown to a seat at the back of the restaurant, away from the main bar area.  The waitress told us the specials, gave us menus and asked if we wanted tap or sparkling water as we sat down - bonus points.  Unfortunately when we wanted to order, it took a bit of effort to get someone to take our order.  Mum and I decided to order the pizza and pasta special because it sounded pretty good.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Chez Pierre

Tonight we say goodbye and good luck to TW as she embarks on her journey of discovery in Europe.  Our group is shrinking in size this year, first it was RL and now TW, I wonder who is next...

TW chose Chez Pierre for her farewell dinner as they offer a set menu for $58.50 per person.  This is always good for us when we have a big group dinner and also because we are usually indecisive.  The set menu is as is so there aren't different options for any of the courses but they do cater for those with dietary requirements or pregnancy.  None of us have any dietary requirements but SL who is pregnant was unable to have smoked salmon so they asked her if French onion soup was a suitable replacement (and it was).