Sean's birthday and Dinner at Rotherhams
Sean decided not to have any kind of party this year for some reason which is fair enough. Most of our friends are far too busy with their uni works plus Sean doesn't want to make a fuss on turning 22.
Instead of having so many people on his birthday he chose to have a nice cosy dinner with me, his sister and her husband at Rotherhams Restaurant on Riccarton. Sean's sis and her husband have been there before and they love it and so does as everybody else. They all say that this place is a must try restaurant. I have to admit that I've been walking up and down Rotherhams st for countless times but not for once notice this small restaurant until recently. We walked in through a small door and I was impressed with the inside. Nice decoration and pack of people holding wine glasses. Very posh I must say. Waiters and waitress are well dress, I love their uniforms (black suit with long stripe..very smart). I can't quite remember the name of the waiter who looked after us last night but he was good and very polite. He showed us the table which isolated us from the big noisy party room and that give us plenty of privacy. As usual, this kind of restaurant try to sell you drink but unfortunately most of us are sick therefore no alcohol for this table.
We started our dinner with a selection of breads..I love the garlic bread and tomato bread. Then we had a dozen of oysters which cooked in 9 different ways. Very impressive...The oysters were huge and juicy. By the look of the plate it can make your mouth watery without you putting them in your mouth. For the main, we all have different things so we could try from one another. I had lamb duo, Sean had roast chicken, Jing Yi had baked fish and Tee Chek had Salmon. All the dishes were lovely, good presentation and the taste were undescribable. To make our meals complete we had desserts. Sean and I ordered Cheesecake while Jing Yi and her hubby had Rhubarb, apple & raisin crumble. We were so after this full meals at Rotherhams. Such a nice way to celebrate Sean's 22 birthday. I will definitely bring my parents there when they come at the end of the year. However, I must warn you that the price is not as pretty as the meals. Thanks Jing Yi and Tee Chek to look after the bill of 195 dollars. They are such a lovely couple.
Roasted chicken breast topped with brie cheese, pumpkin, shallots & spinach tart, mesclun leaves, wild Arugula pesto, aged Balsamic vinegar
Rhubarb, apple & raisin crumble, hokey pokey ice cream, cinnamon flavoured shortbread, vanilla bean anglaise, whipped cream
Raspberry & white chocolate cheesecake, brandy snap basket, wild berry coulis, vanilla ice cream
For more info: visit http://www.rotherhamsofriccarton.co.nz/