I had the best day yesterday! Two of my dear friends, Heather -
and Franca -
.... took me out for a belated birthday lunch at Cafe Vue at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Heidelberg. Now, this is no ordinary museum cafe as Cafe Vue is owned by the famed Melbourne chef, Shannon Bennet whose restaurant in the city, Vue de Monde, is one of Melbourne's greatest restaurants. So, needless to say, this was going to be a special lunch.
So, this was our lunch....
Quinoa and mushroom salad - oh my goodness, so delicious (there is foamy goats cheese in there and edible petals)
... then it was grilled rainbow trout with a freekah salad and greens - also delicious. These two courses were washed down with a reasonable amount of a French white wine, Sancerre.
Then Heather and I lashed out and had dessert, too. I, natch, opted for the Lemon Meringue Tart
.... Look, the top of my latte is a teddy bear! So cute!
Heather opted for Banana and coconut cake. I don't like bananas but she says it was yum!
We were actually restrained in the dessert department as we could have gone for the dessert buffet which looked gorgeous.
... and of course, there were presents.... (lucky me!)
I was given this great book on everyday life in the Middle Ages:
plus scent for the house - you know the ones, where you put the bamboo rods into the scent and it diffuses around your room. This is in one of my favourite scents, vanilla.
Okay, off on my Sunday walk with Marie and my Sunday dog now.
Have a great Sunday,