Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A celebratory dinner

Today, I received a really good news leading Mr. C to take me out for dinner to celebrate. We usually try to eat at home during the weekdays as it's easier on the pockets.

And for those who are wondering, I AM NOT PREGGERS! Because if I was, I wouldn't be happy and excited to celebrate. It would be the opposite of that as I would be sobbing my heart and eyes out!

Not saying that I don't want any children - although the thought has occurred numerous times - BUT the timing just isn't right. We have so many obligations to settle and with a wedding coming up end year, a kid will just add to the mountain of obligations faced that we are not ready to have right at this point of time.

I know I know. It is said that it's in the child and mother's best interest to have one's child as early as possible. But it's pointless to have a baby when one just isn't ready.

Anyways, we referred to the Entertainment Book to see what 'buy one meal, free a meal' vouchers we have for eateries around our area and landed at Wantirna Hill Club. Entertainment Book is basically a book of vouchers with good deals on local restaurants, hotels and other activities.

Instead of buying those deals online from Scoopon, Cudo, Spreets and those from Malaysia's Milkadeal or MyDeal or DealMates, you can get pretty good deals from the Entertainment Book. Besides that, all proceeds go to charity!

It seems that in every suburb, there is a 'club'. Like the week before, we headed to Mulgrave Country Club to enjoy the 'buy a meal, free a meal' deal. Just 5-10 minutes drive from our place, there are several other Clubs, though I won't named them 'cos according to someone, I shouldn't divulge so many pertinent facts about myself and my whereabouts which leaves me vulnerable and exposed to potential stalkers or people with ill intentions. To which on hindsight, I must agree the validity of concern.

One thing I realised while patronising this club and the one at Mulgrave Country Club, it's filled with angmohs. Last round, there were only two other Asians besides Mr. C and I and today, we were the only ones! But this doesn't make us feel awkward or our dining experience any less enjoyable.

I must say the menu and pricing here is better than the one at Mulgrave. Not just that, the food here tastes better and seem more refine. After shown to our table, deciding what we both wanted to have, we ordered at the counter and sat back down at Table 20 to await our meal. We were each given a complimentary bun and boy was the butter lovely! Would have been better if soup was free to accompany the bun into my tummy! =p

Mr. C's Bees Neez beer... he doesn't usually drink this but ordered it so we both could share only to find out that I don't fancy it!

Liked how this picture turned out - toussled hair, not-so-large nose, decent picture of me!

Mr. C is a terrible photographer I tell you! He always manage to take horridly unflattering pictures of me - either with my eyes closed or a fat looking picture of me and yet, he'll quip that it's nice! *faint* Then again, there is a saying that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Mr. C's Beef Wellington - beef and liver wrapped with puff pastry and potato Rossetti

Our meal was delicious. Well, the start of the meal that is. We enjoyed our meals at first but towards the end, we were both feeling full and I felt like puking after wolfing down a disgusting portion of liver from Mr. C's meal!

The lamb chop for mine was pretty amazing but the beef was a tad tough and overcooked. The roasted tomato was just juicy and the veges were alright! Bacon tasted heavenly, then again, when has it ever tasted otherwise?

My Traditional something Mixed Grill

Sticky Date Pudding

We finished the meal with dessert, something that is out of the norm as Mr. C usually shuts me down on any food suggestions that are deemed fattening and unhealthy! It looked gorgeous. The cake with date dripped with cream was soaked and sitting in a pool of caramel looking sauce accompanied on a separate plate - whipped cream and a strawberry.

Mr. C definitely found it delectable as he slowly gets suck into my not-so-healthy eating habits and sweet tooth binging. LOL. This sticky date pudding was yum but the one at Mocha Jo's in Glen Waverly definitely trumps this one and is begging for me to go back for more!!

All in all, ambiance was alright and cozy. Food was ok. We chose the most pricey one to get value for our money. I reckon it's only worth it because of the 'buy one free one meal' deal. I wouldn't mind coming back to try the Chicken Parma for AUD14+ another time though.

Wantirna Hill Club
715 Boronia Rd
Wantirna 3152
03 9887 2855

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