Monday, April 28, 2014

Y is for Yummy


Y is for Yummy

“As Mark settled himself at a table inside Peewee’s at the Point, he gazed out through the window across Fannie Bay to Darwin city. He sighed with contentment as he soaked up the exclusive ambience of one of Australia’s top restaurants. His contentment was devoured by the anxiety he felt about the salience of the occasion, and his bewilderment. What was he doing here? Less than a week ago, he had been dining with Lisa at The Jade Palace. This was a significant leap up the social ladder, and the company, although not as attractive as Lisa was bound to be intoxicating. He ordered a James Squire Sundown Lager, and a Puglises sourdough with wattleseed butter and bush tomato relish for an appetizer.”

From chapter 22, Ashmore Grief

This is something a little lighter, but no less tasty than most of my posts. I am not a foodie. I am not obsessed with cooking shows, nor do I spend hours in the kitchen because I love it. In fact, I spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. I do like food, and I have a good appetite. I am an adventurous eater. If I have to go back to the same restaurant, I will order something different from the menu. I will take a risk because I figure if I am out, and someone is cooking for me, why not try something different, even something a little weird sounding. I like food and eating out, but for me the food is always secondary to the company. Dining out is an interesting setting in which to observe human behaviour and I am a student of human behaviour.

We tend not to go to ‘fancy pants’ establishments like PeeWee’s at the Point because of the cost. Big plates, small servings and exorbitant prices tend to spoil the experience for me. However, last year for our anniversary we stayed in Sydney at Swissotel, and ate dinner at Jpb which is located inside the hotel. That was pretty special and I didn’t give a second thought to the cost. It was a special occasion and the food was superb. I had the Crispy Dutton Park duck leg confit, I think.


Tell me about the fanciest dining out experience you’ve ever had.



Pee Wees at the Point
www.peewees.com.au

8 comments:

  1. Hmm...both menus sound pretty exotic to me. Let me think. I was in Florida once traveling with friends on the gulf coast near Pensacola. A local fisherman had just arrived home with a large catch of fresh jumbo shrimp. We stopped and asked if he was selling. He was. We bought a pound or so, stopped at the store for garlic, butter and rice, and went back to our condo. Stir fried the shrimp in butter and garlic and served all over rice. Best shrimp dinner I have ever had. I still salivate thinking about it. When you live inland like I do, you remember those seaside experiences! Sharon Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. Sounds beautiful. I'm a big fan of prawns, as we call them.

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  2. I don't do fancy restaurants. We went to the Stratosphere in Las Vegas once, but weren't impressed with the food. We only went to dine up high. And I wouldn't really call that a fancy place. (I live in California. We don't really dress up.)

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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    1. Californians don't do fancy? Really. haha.

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  3. Hmm, my fanciest dining experience. I think that I'd have to say my memories of fancy dining experiences are mostly those from when I lived in Hawaii. Some wonderfully fancy brunches on the beach were pretty wonderful and some beautiful sunset dinners overlooking the ocean with an escargot appetizer. Those were pretty memorable and the remembering is a treat in itself. Thanks for making me think about it. Maria from, Delight Directed Living

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    1. I lived in Honolulu for about 6 months, but I was there with YWAM, and we definitely didn't do fancy on our budgets. What a special place, and a special time. I hope I can travel back there one day.

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  4. I do love to cook, but I tend to be the frugal time. I cannot spend exorbiant amounts on food when grocery shopping, or when I am simply eating out. One of my favorite places to eat here in Southern California are the local taco stands, which make amazing homemade style burritos and enchiladas. That might not ring some people's bells, but I see a lot of customers coming and going, so I think people enjoy it. Plus you can sit outside with friends, and look up at the local mountains. It is great.

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  5. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment, Julie. I like tacos too. Do you think there is such a thing as a five star taco restaurant, or is that an oxymoron? ;)

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