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After 4 1/2 months of stress and 14 hour shifts I finally decided to quit my job, I had my last day of work on Saturday and I started my freedom on Sunday (being very hungover) with a Bloody Mary breakfast and a big grin on my face.

Before I left my workplace though, I decided to use my 50 % discount and splash some money together with my mate Ran. So we went for dinner in the Press Club last week and enjoyed a night of pure decadence:

The 10 courses we had:

  1. Tuna Tartar, poached oyster, watercress cream, sea-vegetables
  2. Wild mushrooms, mushroom sponge, chessnut-crema, crispy fried egg yolk
  3. Chicken brined in buttermilk, broccoli crema, buttermilk and celeriac espuma, crispy chicken skin
  4. Marron tail, tarama salata, saffron pickled cauliflower, fennel pollen
  5. Garfish, prawn, calamari, squid ink cream
  6. Barramundi, black quid ink tagliatelle, prawns, mussels, fennel puree
  7. Pork scotch, brined for 12 hours, cooked for 24, apple gel, red cabbage and ruby grapefruits, dehydrated crackling and blood sausage
  8. Duck breast, carrot and star anise puree, pickled quince, smoked oats and almonds
  9. Blackcurrant meringue, lychee and creme fraiche sorbet, lime gel, dehydrated lychees
  10. Risogalo: black rice pudding, parsnip custard, jasmine rice espuma, metaxa infused raisins, coconut marshmallow

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The Drinks we had:

  1. Hendricks Gin Tonic and Ouzo
  2. 2 Glasses of “Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs Champagne  NV”
  3. A Bottle of “Keller Abtserde Riesling 2007”
  4. A 375ml Bottle of “Bouchard Pere & Fils, Corton Grand Cru 2008”
  5. 2 Glasses of “Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut Champagne NV”
  6. A Bottle of  “Domaine de Beaurenard ‘Boisrenard’, Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, 2005”
  7. A 375 ml bottle of “Nigl ‘Eiswein’ Grüner Veltliner 2008”
  8. 2 glasses of “S’Naranja, Bodegas Sauci, Condado de Huelva”

All this however was only possible due to my 50 % discount and it will probably not happen again for a long time. I will be leaving Melbourne tomorrow, visit Anna in Canberra and then head for Sydney to sort out my Visa. And then we are off to Asia again…so back to backpacking, cheap ass hostels and long unpleasant bus rides in dodgy vehicles….I am looking forward to it 🙂

Hope you are all well and I didn’t make you all too jealous with my food and wine descriptions.

Rock’n Roll, Nico

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