Steve went to a PwC trivia night on Tuesday which was held in the office. He reported back and said he didn't do very well as there was lot of music which we all know is his weak subject!
We sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed the food including a sashimi plate which was delicious. There were two guys next to us and it was obviously the first time for one of them as he struggled with the raw fish much to his friend's disappointment who really wanted him to try.
We tried a new dish which we really enjoyed - duck breast with fig teriyaki. Too much food though and no room for dessert and we waddled home.
Thursday I met up with Jordan and Katherine for a girls dinner and catch up. Jordan has had a busy life since we last met involving a trip to Aruba and back home to Dallas, moving house and a Whitsunday trip where they were stranded because of the ash cloud. Katherine has recently done Darwin to Broome in a camper van so you can imagine we had a lot to catch up about!
The week was long, work was relentless (at least for me it was) and by Friday we were ready to unwind. Steve started this process with a pint and fish and chips at lunchtime and returned there at 4pm whereas I waited for the drinks trolley which made an appearance at 4:30pm.
I intended to foster a close relationship with my bed this weekend which would mean spending lots of time with it and I achieved this objective with a lie in until 11:30am on Saturday. Lie in was followed by a great lunch at Red Spice Road and a little bit of shopping before heading home for an afternoon on the sofa.
Steve went to the Richmond v Essendon game and I spent the evening watching Downton Abbey on DVD (thanks for the loan Emma) wrapped up in a blanket and munching on chocolate digestives dipped in tea! We met up for a quick late night dinner at an Asian eatery in the CBD after the game.
We arrived promptly at 10:30 and sat in the bar area of the restaurant. We were the first to arrive and there was a small station in front of us so we assumed it would be more of a cooking demo than class so disappointment number 1.
It got to about 10:45 and two others had arrived but we still weren't ready to start - disappointment number 2. Finally the last two participants arrived very apologetic and we could begin.
Disappointments over! It was actually a really fun 2 hours. The chef was friendly. We were given fresh Turkish bread and dips to snack on. Three breads were brought out and there were 6 of us so Steve and I shared ours and pretty much pounced on it and devoured it. When we looked up everyone else still had half their bread left!
We made 4 little dishes and the chef got either one or two of us to help so it was more interactive than we thought. I assisted with a bruschetta type dish; garlic bread topped with a lamb mixture which was delicious. Steve helped make a salmon tartare shown in the the pictures above. He also managed to cut himself (minor injury)! Other things we tasted and watched come together were stuffed mushrooms and a prawn in straw like pastry. There was small tasting of wine with each dish and we were also given a 20% off voucher for the restaurant.
We had a great time; it was an interesting way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday morning and intend to visit the restaurant some time too. Having done some cooking this morning though has meant that tonight's dinner has been a simple sandwich affair.
After cookery school, we met up with Karly and Cam, and Chris and Kirsty in St Kilda for lunch and an impromptu Christmas in July planning session. I can tell you more about that next week!