Tonight, we had dinner at Lolli Redini, a one-hat restaurant which serves French and Italian influenced food. It was recently awarded one-hat at the SMH Good Food Guide 2011 awards. We were the first to arrive at the restaurant, which meant we received attentive service from the maitre'd. This was the first fine dining experience for our girls, and they behaved extremely well. The food was absolutely delicious, the restaurant truly deserved the one-hat award. The service was good, staff were friendly and most importantly, the chef was happy to make special meals for our two girls. It was lovely to finish off the meal with two beautiful desserts.
I had the prawns for entree and the pork belly for main. The pork was cooked to melt in the mouth perfection. The squid ink risotto was excellent as well, and my hubby loved the wagyu brisk. Girls gave thumbs up for their meals too. A good indication is when Ashleigh finishes her meal without much coaxing from me.
P.S. Whilst uploading the photos, I realised I forgot to take a photo of Ash's grilled sirloin steak with wilted spinach and creamy mashed potatoes.
|Squid ink risotto with seared scallops, grilled zucchini, parsley & lemon|
|Port Lincoln Blue Tail Prawn, Green Papaya, Cucumber, Avocado & White Radish Salad|
|Braised Wagyu Brisk with Lentils|
|Caramelized Pork Belly with Roasted Vegetables|
|Belgian Dark Choc and Hazelnut Mousse with Espresso Sauce|
|Creme Brulee Tart with Stewed Rhubarb and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream|
|Caitlin's Creamy Hand-made Pasta with Bacon|