|My Dad is very proud with his Granddaughter.|
My 30th birthday celebrations lasted over a week and ended with a delicious dinner with my Dad and his wife at The Terrace which is located on the top floor of the well known Newport Arms Hotel.
Before being pregnant I couldn't go to a restaurant that had terrine or pate on the menu and not order it, so after eleven months of being deprived I had to have the pork neck terrine wrapped in apple maple bacon, cornichons and sour dough ($20) for my entree. The dish choice was also a very good option as Lara always wants to feed when I'm eating, so I didn't have to worry about my meal going cold whilst I attended to my motherly duties. I did however suffer from Mark making a mouthful for me and then a mouthful for him whilst I breastfed Lara.
|Delicious pork neck terrine.|
Since I couldn't decide on which entree I wanted, I ended up ordering an entree for my main meal as well and was so glad I did. The pan seared Canadian sea scallops with pork sausage, sheep’s milk curd and dukkah ($24) tasted as good as it looked.
|Pan seared Canadian sea scallops.|
For main meals Mark had beer battered dory fillet with beer battered chips, tartare sauce, mushy peas and lemon ($29) which really is just having fish and chips at a fancy restaurant. Dad enjoyed grass fed Victorian scotch fillet with horseradish butter, beer battered chips, onion jam and Shiraz jus ($35).
Luckily we left room to share dessert between couples. Dad and Lauren had the kangaroo isle organic honey and green apple sorbet, pistachio and toasted meringue ($14) and were kind enough to let me taste it. The meringue had the most amazing soft, squishy, stretchy texture to it in your mouth it was such a pleasurable sensation to the whole pallet.
|Delicious gooey meringue|