Sunday, February 18, 2007

Cook A Little, Eat A Lot

The weekend has been all about picture-perfect weather. Sitting at Bondi OpenAir on Friday night watching Casino Royale for the second time, the only shivers I got were from Daniel Craig striding out of the water, twice, and those eyes matching the blue of the sea...oh man gimme some of that.

The rest of the weekend I didn't have too much on, and that's just the way I like it sometimes. Especially after sleeping in and having perfect beach weather, so I bought a snorkel set and headed down to Gordon's Bay. I didn't expect to see jellyfish so I threw off the mask and just swam around, ignoring those beasts underneath me. S joined me and we had a wonderful swim and relax on the rocks. I will always be loyal to Bronte but Clovelly is very pretty!

Happy days

Spot the crab

Dinner was at Waqu (found them after googling chawan-mushi which I want to eat everyday I love it so much). Their $45 tasting menu seemed interesting so off to Crows Nest we went. Chilled brocolli soup was a little watery, but the assorted entrees that followed were a delight, especially the softshell crab taco, different and crunchy and divine. The sashimi was wonderful, with the inclusion of sweet and melting jewfish. The hit was the salt pepper Angus beef fillet, again melting and why I could never be a vegetarian. An unpretentious sake cocktail and some tea and what a lovely dinner that was. Service was genuinely lovely and definitely worth crossing the Bridge for.

Miso cod, almost as good as Nobu's

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Very sweet to be invited to S' for Chinese New Year, and it was the perfect day to be sitting out in the backyard, under a clear blue sky, with the kids playing cricket and eating too much food, all vegan, all delicious. I love wog cooking!

Lanterns bopping in the breeze


Right back atcha!


Blogger Amanda said...

I've read your blog since Helen linked to you during Good Food Month. It reminds me of the wonderful years I spent being single in New York. I just wanted to say thank you for mentioning Waqu. I'm always looking for great restaurants in the Crows Nest area for emergency weeknight meals. Looks fantastic. Can't wait to try it!

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