Thursday, January 17, 2008
Moveable Feast #6 . . . J & S were the brainchildren behind the idea - start with a core group of people and go for dinner to a new place each time. And each time we're to bring a friend that the others hadn't met. Really just an excuse to try new restaurants and meet the people that our friends like. J & S did a great job of organising the nights out. But sadly the call of old blighty dragged them both back to the motherland. I didn't want to let the idea fall by the wayside so I helped reconvene and add new recruits. So I'm pleased to report that last night at Favela was the first Moveable Feast for 2008!
I think the consensus was that the rating would be 3 out of 5. Or 5.5 out of 10. We haven't rated restaurants before. The white lounges and white-cheesecloth draped waiters were nice to look at and good to sit on (the lounges, not the waiters). It seems to be a good place to bring a first or second date - the 3 couples we spied in the candle-lit shallows of the room had to contend with all 7 of us ogling and giving a running commentary. We almost should have held up scorecards. The rest of the populous in Favela seemed to be female - including a table of gazelle-like beauties to our left.
Having pushed my clubbing days aside in favour of wilder pursuits like writing and baking, it was fun for me to see inside the popular club without having to press myself against sweaty bodies or endure stilletto stabs as I would if we were there on a Friday or Saturday.
The food was good but not great. 6 courses for $40 is good value: for entree - crab cakes, san choy bow, salt & peppar cuttlefish, crispy spring rolls; and for main - spicy cod and a really creamy mild comfort-food style curry. Based on the words I added to describing them - obviously the curry was my favourite. The bill took forever and there was some confusion about our Club VIP cards which gave us 30% off.
But in all it was a calm, stylish, evening out with great company.
Bring on Moveable Feast #7!
Oy, Potts Point - (brand new just opened this week sister restaurant to the ever-popular Sailors Thai)
Holy Cow, Surry Hills
Busshari, Potts Point
China Doll, Wooloomooloo
Forbes @ Burton
Bird Cow Fish
Astral, Star City
I'll put up another post/email Moveable Feasters next month!
FYI - Here's where we've been before:
#1 Ripples, Milsons Point
#2 Encasa, City
#3 Garfish, Manly
#4 Oscillate Wildly, Newtown
#5 Ju Ju's, Kings Cross
#6 Favela, Kings Cross