April 25, 2012

Kodok's Birthday

The Kodok a.k.a Germaine turned 35 on Sunday and spent the weekend in Bali. Today we met up for her belated birthday lunch treat at Salt Tapas bar, which officially only opened a few days ago. Last year we had tapas too, don’t know what it is about that woman and tapas!

But it was a good meal, the individual tapas dishes would have been pricey if you order ala carte however they have a set meal option which allows you to choose 3 dishes for $33.50+. Among us we could pick 12 which allowed us to try more dishes, so we went with 9 savoury and 3 desserts.

We had some parma ham and lamb cecina, wagyu sausage with polenta, spiced veal and pork meatballs, charcoal grilled Iberico pork loin, rocket salad, arancini balls and crispy soft shell prawns with chilli and garlic aioli.

Everything was good, the cooked meat dishes stood out for me and I could have munched on the prawns all afternoon. Service was good too, the chef gave us an extra wagyu sausage on the house when he wasn’t satisfied with the doneness of the pork loin and didn’t want to keep us too hungry while he re-did it.

For dessert we shared an orange creme Catalan, liquorice parfait and churros. The churros were nice and warm and yummy.

We tried to plan our girly trip, finally settling to attempt Taipei in November…I hope it happens, this trip has been 16 years in the making! Rena bought over a spare pair of Loewe sunglasses I had and that funded my F1 ticket which we bought after lunch. I’m more excited about the concerts than the race this year, looking forward to Katy Perry and Maroon 5!