"Huh" said the moppet on the front desk. "Our special Christmas menu starts soon".
Oh well. Icebreakers can go astray.
|Mr Lawrence, the view from the stairs|
He was right to the extent that they were indeed scrumptious as were the Persian meat balls with cream in a bed of tomato sauce. They served these dishes as our two entrees and we were already accompanying them with a bottle of Mr Foxey's Mornington Peninsula 2016 Pinot Noir.
Three courses followed. A Kisir salad of walnuts, al dente cauliflower and pomegranate seeds, a grilled chicken dish on a bed of spiced rice and a crispy fried squid.
My god. I had just had the best Middle Eastern meal I've ever eaten.
Three coffees followed. Price with tip for three of us, $167.50.
|Nagisa Oshima shooting Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (Japan, 1983)|