Monday, 20 August 2012

Anniversary Dinner at Gips Restaurant

 
 A few nights ago, Josh and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary with a very indulgent dinner at Gip's Restaurant. A while ago I posted a sneak peak at our Wedding Venue but we had still never dined at this highly regarded restaurant. This was for a few reasons, we wanted to make it a special event if we did go there AND Gip's is a little out of our wining and dining budget. 


Just before we were about to head off, Josh surprised me with Peanut Butter M&Ms. These actually are pretty hard to come by in Australia, only a few stores in Toowoomba sell them so I was so excited that he got some for me. We had previously decided no presents since we knew our dinner would be expense enough but I guess he just loves me (and knows how much I love PB M&Ms)


While we were trying to decide what to order, I asked for a Champagne cocktail which contained Raspberry Sorbet, mixed berries and champers of course!  The boy is very happy with a beer so Corona it was for him :)


At the start of the night, I was determined I would make this a three course event so for my entree I picked the 'Seared Scallops, cauliflower puree, pinenut texture, watercress, currants, persian feta & lemon air' The dish was divine - perfectly cooked scallops and all the other elements were perfect. Josh was super impressed by the foam (or lemon air) because we are avid viewers of the Masterchef series so we were able to try something similar to what they do on the show.


The boy ordered 'Seared tiger prawns, prociutto wrapped monkfish, green pea risotto, creme fraiche & micro herbs'  He was pretty happy with his dish, of course it was delicious but Josh is always disappointed by the difference in quality of seafood from where we used to live (a coastal town with an abundance of fresh seafood) to where we live now.


Onto mains, I ordered the 'Orange & thyme duck breast, braised French lentils, wilted spinach,celeriac puree, cherry & walnut pie, cherry jus'  I always pick duck if I can and this was a lovely dish but probably my favourite part of the whole dish was the cherry & walnut pie. It was so sweet and delicious.


I knew the boy would pick 'Rib eye on the bone 400g, potato & thyme rosti, roast swiss brown mushrooms, paris butter, dutch carrots, béarnaise sauce' for his main. He was not disappointed. The steak was cooled perfectly and he really liked the accompaniments :)

I was absolutely stuffed by the end of dinner and desperately wanted to try a dessert but I knew I wouldn't be able to fit it in. Josh was eager to continue though and ordered Brioche bread & butter pudding fine chocolate sauce with maple & walnut icecream. All I could manage was to eat the strawberry on his plate and a tiny spoonful of icecream haha.

I forgot to take a picture of the boys dessert before he dug in!
 Overall, it was a perfect night (with an absolutely perfect man ) and so fun because it was something completely out of the ordinary for us. We are so happy we picked Gip's for our wedding and now know our guests are going to have an awesome time :)

14 comments:

  1. Wow, your anniversary dinner looks so nice! I've never been to a super fancy restaurant before, but it looks like a blast. Happy Anniversary! :)

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  2. wow! 7 years! congrats! The food looks amazing. Glad you had a nice night celebrating with your man. :)

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    1. it was awesome and I can't believe it has been 7 years :)

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  3. Congrats on the 7 lucky years together :) to many more! Dinner looks divine!

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  4. The food looks delicious, glad you had a lovely time. X x
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  5. Happy Anniversary! :) You look so happy! I love it!
    Tia
    http://sewcalmama.blogspot.com

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  6. my goodness those seared scallops look amazing! I just tried scallops a few weeks ago and I loved them so I guess you could say I'm on a scallop kick lately! haha :)

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    1. I agree! Scallops are sooo good :)

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  7. Congratulations!

    The food looks very delicious. xo

    LUXESSED

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  8. Happy anniversary! The champagne cocktail... well it just looks awesome!

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  9. ohhh how fun! AND yummy! happy anniversary!

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