Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A weekend of Indulgence

Usually its all about what Sue cooks but this weekend it was her $% birthday starting with champagne Friday. We were invited to have Pizza with close friends but of course we took our champagne - well bubbles or sparkling since the French banned us using their regional titles.
Did you know that these days, Australia do not have Burgundy, Chablis, Hermitage wines any longer. Not a bad thing really as we have some great "New World" wines as does the USA.

Saturday night was again dinner out with friends at a local Italian restaurant to encourage one of our retired cyclists back into the fold. Hopefully we'll see him join us once again. (its a friendship thing, isn't it)
Someone let the cat out of the bag about Sue's birthday and so she was presented with a mini birthday cake with a sparkler by the restaurant owner. How nice.
Good friends, good times.
I like what the wall says - don't you?
BUT, Sunday was Sue's actual birthday, starting with a family breakfast and then an evening dinner at another local restaurant. Six Keys is a restaurant at No 6 Keys St, Beaumaris, no more than 15 minutes from home.
It was just Sue, me and our son Mitch. Perfect...
The Six Keys menu - It's in 6 Keys Rd, Beaumaris, hence the name.
The restaurant wasn't empty but I caught this picture at a serene moment.
Leon had gravlax and I'm not sure what else.
I had duck liver pate with warm baguette, poached pear and caramelised shallots. Very nice.
Mitch had slow cooked beef cheeks with sage gnocchi and Parmesan. He loved it.
This was our main course -mine a rib eye, Sue's beef medallions.
Sorry my photos are on a strange angle. They were taken on the iPhone and no matter what I do, they will not  save the right way up.
We shared this dessert plate. A strawberry soufflé, a bombe of some sort, chocolate eclair and apple crumble with ice cream. All tasty.
This was all washed down with a superb bottle of Cote d'Rhone - A nice way to finish off Sue's birthday.


  1. A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sue. It looks like you celebrated well...

  2. Sounds like you had a great birthday. Cheers. D & N xx

  3. Seeing the photo "Good friends, good times" was a strange experience. I don't know anyone and I don't recognise the restaurant, but it looks sooooooo familiar. Same age friends that Joe and I have, same clothing, same dinner parties! I love it.

    1. Hels,
      Its in Hampton st Hampton - are you old like us?????

  4. Happy belated birthday Sue! And many, many, many returns of the day! Hope you didn't miss cooking all this gorgeous food yourself? Martine

  5. Thanks everyone - I had a lovely day - Sue


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