Thursday, December 2, 2010

a salmon thursday and a very important task

we went on a very important adventure, through the tunnel with its salmon coloured lights...
on the motorway north, bit dry aint it guys, the landscape in parts looks almost salmon in colour...
we travelled for an hour and then we were there, you see b has spent like ages helping this restaurant rebrand themselves she even designed this sign...
see the sign...
that is b's handwriting... true!
the restaurant is set on a vineyard in matakana www.plumerestaurant.co.nz
and the owners clyde and farida had invited us to come try out the foodibles... 
but first we went for a walk, b & c thought it might tire us out, like if!
we even had a special gazebo to dine in...
we settled in and put on our good manners faces cos it was all rather flash...
the menu, which b did too, was full of so many nommy foodibles b & c struggled to decide...
somehow it didnt seem right not to order the salmon carpaccio served with scallops, lime, herbs and extra virgin olive oil... 
it was gooooood!...
then they had the rillette of pork and duck with roasted scallops, mustard, fruit and baby gherkins...
hey a rawhide bone doesn't cut it guys...
the salmon was so fresh it just melted in your mouth...we even saw the chef picking all the herbs for it...
b & c were quite taken with the rillette too, the roasted spinach & pomegrannate with the balsamic reduction was a taste revelation...
and then we smelt it before we saw it...
farida, the owners, very own special chicken curry with the most fabulous spiced basmati rice we've ever had...
hey doyle i think they've forgotten about us, oi guys down here... 
full, b & c where not gonna stop they squeezed in a pick-me-up espresso genoise layered with homemade mascarpone and finished with zabaione... crickey!
wee pigs... arf arf arf
after 2 fabulous hours it was time to head home... 
i'm a bit stonkered now moll, i can feel a major snooze coming on... moll you hear me?...
moll?
next week blue's coloured thursday is gonna be lemon ... sweet!

7 comments:

Belle said...

The food looks yummy! I love salmon.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

OMD!!!

Woo should see my mom...

She's foaming like a khup of latte right now ovFUR all those yummy stuffs!

She's trying to figure if we khan take The Xtera and get there in time?!?!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Excellent human paw work too!

Asta said...

Mollie and Doyle
I'm sooo Jelly
Evewything in that bootiful westauwant looked yummielicious and mommi was dwooling all ovew the pootew along wif me..B did a pawsome job wif hew webwanding..I looove hew witing and it looks inviting and elelgant and I wish we could go
smochie kisses
ASTA

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, if only we lived there, we would be at that restaurant too, AND we would figure out how to meet you two at the same time. We are all drooling here for that yummy food. Thanks for taking us along on your big adventure. Great job on the rebranding.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Sure it was a pawesome trip!
That place is great!
Now tell me... how I do to make my mom to stop drooling!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are drooling over the food. Mom posted salmon fishes too, only in its raw form!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

Hi sweet Mollie and Doyle
I'm nuwsing Mommi and Daddi, but I wish thewe was some snow to go out and play in.
I hope you two awe having a lovely holiday season
smoochie kisses
ASTA