19 August 2008

An Invitation

I had done my morning's work on the computer and wondered over to have coffee with Ken. I called in to see Jane on the way and Ken was talking to her. He asked if I'd would like to go out for lunch...is the Pope Catholic?

I knew where he wanted to go. Jane's brother, Roger, has moved back to Queensland from Ballarat. He's a chef and had got himself a job at the Springfield Tavern. Now Springfield Lakes is one of those manufactured suburbs although this will eventually end up being a satellite city. Anyway, as usual, I digress...Ken wanted to try lunch at the Tavern...so did I. Roger didn't know his father was going to check up on him...

I shot home, threw some tidier clothing on, grabbed my bag and sunglasses and we drove through to Springfield Lakes, about a 20 minute drive. The pub is fairly new...a couple of years old, I think, and being a week day, blessedly empty. There were one or two other retiree couples out for lunch on a lovely sunny day but that's all.

I ordered nachos and Ken ordered fish and chips. Roger brought them out himself...service from the chef, yet. I love nachos and consider myself a connoiseur of this dish. There is a place in the city that I used to say made the best nachos in Brisbane. Not any more. Roger's nachos were to die for, with plenty of avocado and sour cream...he doesn't stint. I couldn't get through it all, unfortunately. Ken's fish and chips came with a small side salad and a serving of hot chips. He had two good sized pieces of fish with lovely thin crispy batter and a small bowl of tartare sauce with slices of lemon.

I tried valiantly to get through my nachos, but had to give up. Roger didn't seem particularly perturbed...he's not a temperamental chef...no Gordon Ramsay in this laid back guy. However, they were delicious.

So, that was lunch...along with a glass of white wine, which meant I had to come home and have a nana nap.

6 comments:

Criz Lai said...

Wow... That's a nice day off for some relaxation. It sounded like Ken had a better deal over your nachos. I longing for some fish and chips now. Who's gonna cook for me? :P

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Gattina said...

Since I have nana age I can't sleep during afternoons anymore and I get up with the chickens, it is a shame !

TorAa said...

Nobody but you can put a simple question like this:
Is the Pope Catholic?
And then Nachos, avocado etc etc and White wine.

Here's to you:
btw.
I have nominated you for an Award. I'm not the blogger that do that very often, but at this occasion, you were among the choosen.
http://toraamusic.blogspot.com

yeah, it's on my secret blog.

Liz said...

A son who's a chef. Now that's what I'd like. Although Younger Son did cook veggie burger and baked beans for me last night!

Jeanette said...

Hi Robyn...fish and chips with a glass of wine thank you...

Gypsy said...

Oh glory be...another food post. What? No doggy bag from the chef? Hmmmm...on second thoughts that might be a bit messy, not to mention soggy :)