Yesterday I found myself in the fortunate position of driving up to Sydney for lunch with some old friends of mine from my days of finance. I had a great trip up on a picture perfect winters day. I was lucky enough to get an early check in to our room where I sat and soaked up the silence before the girls arrived and we headed off to lunch.
I had been wanting to try out Chiswick and had heard rave reviews about the food – a long lunch was just the thing for it! The place was a pretty as a picture. I felt a little like I was in a movie or something. And there were SO many good looking people there – great people watching!
The food is simple, home style stuff. Like being at a friends place for lunch – we opted for shared platters and dishes. Some scallops, chicken parfait and a simple salad to start. And a bottle of Prosecco of course!
And then the most delicious slow cooked lamb shoulder I have ever had the pleasure to eat. With some hand cut chips & garlic aioli and a simple ice berg salad and a few bottles of NZ Chenin Blanc.
Dessert was a chocolate mousse cake with mandarin sorbet, and apple tart and a rhubarb eclair and a glass of sticky to go with! I felt like Colombaris as I divided each plate into three servings – I was just as aggressive as I ate them all too.
Then we headed out into the late afternoon sunshine for a cocktail and a few more wines. GREAT people watching. Young pretty things, older, rich things and fabulous couples out to lunch as you do.
5 hours later we walked (not stumbled) out into the evening where we drank some more cocktails. Way too many cocktails. My liver will take a week or so to recover. A PERFECT Saturday in my mind – great friends, amazing food and surrounds and so many laughs.