vet orientation 2012
My feet really killed throughout the day... I NEVER KNEW WOODEN CLOGS WERE THAT UNCOMFORTABLE. My toes got blisters and the base of my feet got weird lumps... So this picture was after we spent about 5 hours shopping for just two things LOL (yes we decided to shop for each other's presents on the day xD) and it felt so good to kick my shoes off heheheeh
If you have the opportunity to splurge on something new then try the Spanish Tapas bar MoVida Next Door opposite Federation Square. I was EXTREMELY excited to finally eat here after reading so many reviews about it and i will definitely be coming back when my wallet is happy again (aka special occasion...). I've never had Spanish food before so this was the best time to literally try anything we thought sounded/looked good.
Smoked Eel with Creme Fraiche in a Potato Chip (REALLY GOOD)
It opens at 5pm for dinner so when we got there at 7pm we were told to wait around 30minutes to be seated. However, they would slowly move you from the door to the bar for some drinks and then to your table. Since Farn and i had no clue how to read a Spanish drinks menu, we decided on The Kransky (tequila, pink grapefruit, lemon & basil) and a lemon lime bitter. Hurray for no booze buses on the way home :DDDD
Anyway, the whole idea of tapas is to order a wide variety of small snacks and focus more on the conversation instead of just the one meal. Each snack cost about $7-22 and the whole point is to order as you go. But despite the actual menu being written in English, the daily specials on the board were in Spanish and therefore required a waitress to describe what each of them were. However, Farn and i got so lost in all the descriptions that we forgot what was what and ended up pointing at other people's food and going "What is that? Did you say there was ____? Okay we'll have that" HAHA.
Quail Escabache with Lardo and Tostoda
I've never had quail like this before. Pickled and pink in the middle, this dish reminded me very much of a gourmet bruschetta. And i can't believe i actually ate a piece of "lardo".... salty yet so so............ fattening @.@
Bomba: Chorizo-filled Potato Bomb (REALLY GOOD)
Hehehhee i liked this one too! Sigh we would have ordered everything on the menu if it wasn't so expensive. They give you complimentary bread with olive oil too. Our bill came to $95 in the end but it was definitely worth it.
Eggplant Chips with really nice sauce (Katherine, you will like this)
I really liked this sauce but i forgot what it's called. They had other snacks like mussels, calamari, steak tartare etc too :)
Baked Citrus and Cinnamon Custard (YUM. TRY THE OTHER DESSERTS TOO)
This custard was just like creme brulee! The size and sight of it was so impressive that the couple next to us gasped "OH MY GOD WE SHOULD'VE GOTTEN THAT INSTEAD" and ended up getting it too after we found out you were meant to crack the top of it with your spoon too :D
There was a random slideshow of a couple on the screen and after it ended.... a man behind us got down on his knees and proposed to his girlfriend! And then the whole of fed square clapped nawwwwwwwww
Okay that was an insanely long post and i promise that i love Farn as much as i love food lol xD Thinking about writing less foodie/happy/superficial (?) posts and more about what i really think about again. Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day :)
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