Saturday, 25 October 2008


Christina said...

Off topic, I’m in Launceston at the moment staying with one and only sister.
Kell took me to her favourite place to eat last night, Cataract Bistro. I’d not been there before and kept getting mixed up with The Gorge and the Basin Cafe, but it’s neither it’s at 135 Patterson St, and I’m pretty impressed.
My little sister is not one to go on about food too much, {unlike her big sister and Mum}, but she raves about his place. And not without warrant. It was pretty great!
We had for entrees, wallaby rump on a baked apple with peppered jus, tomato,bocconcini and basil tart with onion jam, and oysters done with camembert and salmon,and tomato salsa. The wallaby was perfection, as was the tart. Onion jam was to die for and I’m assured the oysters were magnificent. Obviously too good to share though!
Mains were for me, Macadamia and mint crusted lamb backstrap on a smokey eggplant mash with steamed vegies and jus, Phil had Trevalla with roasted capsicum sauce on potato frittata, Mmmmmm.
Kell, who usually loves the lamb decided on Chicken breast stuffed with sundried tomato, fetta and pinenuts, wrapped in proscuitto, on a risotto cake with a tomato salsa which she declared delicious. Nick had his old faithful eye fillet on mash, basically a nice filet mignon. Great as always, he reckons.
Atmosphere was great, very calming and nice clean lines. Service was fantastic, friendly but not intrusive.
For the four of us $208, entree’s, main courses, beers, bottle of red, coffee’s. Bargain!
Highly recommended when in the North of the state.
Staying in tonight. Mexican bbq chicken with paella from yours truly.
Although yesterday for lunch Phil and I ended up at O’Keefes pub cause I HAD to have a Caesar. Bit rundown, could do with a bit of a scrub, but as always food was great!
Got to shop a little at Stillwater providore, maybe one day I’ll actually get to eat!
Missing Hobart now though! Home tomorrow, but did drive past Ut Si who had a nice little write up in Saturday’s Examiner. See if she’s home on the way back.