Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekend indulgence n’ great bargain!

Over the weekend hubby brought me to this famous restaurant which was opened in January 2010 by Gordon Ramsay at Crown’s newest hotel, Crown Metropol.

It’s a huge and bright modern dining room with city view

What are they offering?
3 courses set lunch

Complimentary bread

Yellow fin tuna tartar
white radish, yuzu, enoki mushrooms, black garlic

Pan roasted snapper
carrots and ginger, spanner crab tempura

Main Course:

Crispy roast pork belly
calvalo nero, soybeans, dashi

Roasted lamb rump
wild salt bush, spring garlic, mustard seed vinaigrette

Coconut and white chocolate pannacotta
mango and black olive caramel

Sheep’s yoghurt mousse
frozen blackberry, walnut ice cream, honey and oats crumble

Great dessert! Love the raspberry and the crumbed to bits.

Since we were in the neighborhood, we decided to visit the streetwear warehouse sale at Brunswick Street which I saw advertised few days ago.

I don’t really a big fan of those streetwear brands like Stussy, Mooks, etc… but hubby is! We spent about 1 ½ hours in that warehouse and got ourselves a huge bargain for these… 7 pieces of clothes, 2 travel bags, 2 belts and 1 laptop case for less than $180!!! So... what do you think? =D


2 weeks ago we visited the travel expo at the Melbourne Exhibition centre.

Europe is always the place that I wanted to visit so badly. People called Paris the “city of romance”; England, ancient and legendary cities; Milan, “world’s living art gallery” and high-end fashion; Holland, the remarkable Windmill Island and there are so many countries that full with their own attractions.

Well, the good news is hubby booked us a ticket to Europe next year in May! I am so excited about this trip and I am looking forward to. =) We’ve grabbed some brochures form the expo as you can see here

So, we will start working on our trip soon to decide how many countries to visit. Hmm… it seems like there are a lot of study to do here. Europe, I am coming to you! Till then…

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Auckland, New Zealand Day 4: Harbour cruise & 360 sceneries view across Auckland city with fresh seafood platter

Continue from Auckland, New Zealand Day 2&3: Waitomo Glowworm Cave & Devonport's twin Volcanoes

After a good night sleep, we continued our last day itinerary which was Harbour Cruise ride in the morning and seafood for lunch.

#1 Harbour Cruise

The cruise ride was about 1 ½ hours, taking us around the Bean Rock Lighthouse, Rangitoto Island, North Head, Devonport, Devonport Naval Base, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Chelsea Sugar Refinery and Westhaven Marina & The Viaduct.

Amazing views starts here… I will let the pictures do the talking for this post. =D

#2 Lunch @ the revolving restaurant – Orbit

This restaurant is situated at the top of the Sky tower. The dining room rotates 360 degrees for you to enjoy the amazing views of Auckland City. It was a lovely lunch with the stunning views plus the food was great too!

Sea food Platter

1st layer - Creamy lobster

2nd layer - Steamed prawns & fresh oysters

3rd layer - Pan fried fishs & Omelettes

Some greens to go with...

and chips!

Lastly, our all times favorite - Crème brûlée

This ended our Auckland explore and hope you’ve enjoyed the New Zealand natural sceneries! =)