Monday, December 26, 2016

Aussie Christmas

Thursday night:  Somerville Auditorium, UWA (Open Air Cinema) to see the Spanish film Julieta, directed by Pedro Almodóvar.  Plenty of time beforehand for a picnic of sushi, sparkling wine and mango.

Friday lunchtime: Kailis in Leederville. Menu as follows:
Mezze Tasting Plate serving 2-3
Herb garlic & chilli crusted Scallops, Grilled Octopus ala grec, Crispy Whitebait, Mushroom & parmesan arancini
Marinated Fremantle sardines, charred ciabatta
Kids menu for E: squid and chips.

Saturday evening: JL in charge of the BBQ, cooking rack of lamb cutlets, courtesy of IOSA's meat trade clients. We had Aldi's Bubble and Squeak Pattis and broccoli on the side. Rubbish on TV, including a repeat repeat of Midsomer Murders.

Christmas Day: lunch at Geoffrey's. Ben and Tim had been out for days (early in the morning before work) pulling up their cray pots. Catch of 50 in the freezer! They were delicious! Glazed ham and Scutti's salads for main. C contributed a roasted garlic and goats cheese quiche. For dessert, S had made the traditional pavlova while JL had produced a large fruit salad. Between courses, some of us had a swim in the pool. E stayed in the water for 2 hours. In the evening, enjoyed Andre Rieu's concert, Christmas in London; but why were so many people in the audience crying?

JL enjoying a beer at Kailis

Ellie"s squid and chips

Kailis Mezze Entree

Enjoying the ambience at Kailis

Ellie's Christmas craftwork: a 2-storey house for her toy elephants

Crayfish on the BBQ

Crayfish on the table

Christmas lunch

Millie skydiving above Rottnest: Christmas present from her Dad