Thursday, May 15, 2008

Meals in Tasmania - Day 8

Day 8 - Hobart - Richmond - Hobart

Richmond is about 30 - 45 min's drive away from Hobart and it is a really lovely town, quite quaint and tiny and is like a little English countryside.

This is St John's bridge, the oldest bridge in Tasmania.

Miniature Historical Town

Then we walked over to the Miniature town, where the entire town of Hobart is replicated in miniature. It is not really very big, but it was quite lovely with lots of attention to detail.



It was also very informative, as it told stories about the various buildings and historical events of Tasmania.


Cutie was very animated in the Miniature Town, and the girl at the counter was probably very enchanted by him... she went into fits of giggles every time he walked by... and kept saying how cute Cutie was...


Then we walked over to feed the ducks in Richmond.

DH and Cutie decided to take a break and play in the playground for a while...


Then we fed the ferocious ducks... Some of them couldn't wait for us to throw the pieces of bread... and audaciously pecked them out of our hands! Cutie and I both got nipped! Luckily they had no teeth and Cutie is a brave little fella who is not easily intimidated.


It was actually very windy and cold... but we stayed for quite some time because Cutie really enjoyed feeding the ducks...


We ran out of bread soon enough... but the ducks were still hungry... so we gave them our cornflakes...
Hee hee...



LUNCH AT BARILLA OYSTER BAY RESTAURANT

Our long awaited lunch.... we weren't able to eat here yesterday so we made reservations for today...
Our oyster starter platter (AUD68 for 3 dozen oysters): fresh and cooked oysters... doesn't it look lovely??? Yums! DM, is every so good at making sure we get our money's worth... so she counted and realised that there were only 34 oysters! 2 missing!! we mentioned this to the server and I think she added 2 more oysters to our lunch platter...

Our seafood platter (SGD88): which contained serving portions of all the restaurant's specialities... doesnt it look impressive?


Top layer: serving cups of seafood chowder, oysters and salad...


2nd layer: chili mussels, curry salmon, grilled fish, croquette, seafood lasagne, grilled lobster on potato patty...

We also ordered another serving of the curry salmon.. as it was served with rice and some Chinese veg.. and we were worried that Kong Kong was missing Asian food...

This was our best and classiest and nicest meal in Tasmania...

I miss Tasmania... sob!





3 comments:

ice said...

Hello!
Just wana let you know I've been following your blog for quite some time. I stumbled upon your blog coz you love jap food as much as I do!

And I want to tell you that you got the cutest son in the world! :) I'm sure the next one will also be very lovely!

Chocolate Reindeer said...

hi Ice: thanks for your encouraging and sweet message I like your blog too! I see you've been to Nicolas! I might go there this week... :)

ice said...

oh! I just realise we got a mutual friend too through facebook photos! Her lovely daughter is called Chloe. :)