As I continue discovering new things in my lovely suburb of West end, I feel myself loving this place more and more. Finally, I think I've found a place that I feel completely comfortable in and has enough charm to keep me wanting to see more. One little gem that I was introduced to the other day was Jam Jar. Lovely Anna had been talking about this really cool restaurant she'd been to a little while ago. I had driven passed it for ages and the interior always intrigued me. So we went out on Friday night after a very stressful day of work and indulged ourselves to good food and good wine.
|'I can't hear you...?'|
We ordered a bottle of Fox Gordon Princess Fiano to share, which was a nice change from the usual New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs that I always have. For entree's we went a little cheese crazy and had a polenta cake with goats cheese puree and beetroot salt, buffalo feta profiteroles with sesame crust and wild mushroom and buffalo mozzarella arancini. The profiteroles and arancini were absolutely to die for! Anything that oozes out cheese ticks all the boxes for me! For mains I had pan seared ocean trout with carrot and herb linguine and slow poached baby beetroot. The dish was so light and fresh and the flavours were well balanced. Anna had roasted vegetable crumble with butternut pumpkin, smoked tomatoes and crispy artichokes. I had a little taste of hers and it was really flavoursome and tasty, especially for a vegetarian dish. We had a wonderful night there and maybe enjoyed ourselves a little too much because I think our loud laughing started to annoy our neighbouring tables. Oops! If your craving a more interesting night, Jam Jar does Theatre Tuesdays and has a resident pianist busting out tunes at the bar on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm onwards. Check out their website for details.
|Pan-seared Ocean Trout|
|Our bill came in a little jam jar|
|My camera decided to spaz out, but I actually quite like these photos|
Of course, it wouldnt have been a fantastic night if we didn't finish with a few cocktails at Lychee Lounge! I love trying out new cocktails everytime I'm there. And yes, I sure did have a hard time waking up for work on Saturday morning....
|Should've known to stop drinking when my eyes started getting bloodshot....|