I also worked in an office where the owner and senior staff enjoyed a good restaurant or two. As it was a small company, we often had end-of-year financial parties, Christmas parties, “gee we did alright” parties at said places – Sepia, est., Marque.
Now, I get really excited when I read articles listing Sydney’s best burger places or pizza joints – places where we can take the family and be messy and noisy and no-one would bat an eyelid. In a lot of ways I prefer this way of eating. Sure, it was an amazing gastronomic experience eating at these places; the way the food was presented, the explosion of flavours in such small packages of food, the top-shelf service was second to none. Perhaps we’ll do that again one day.
But for now I’m sticking to the little family-owned Italian restaurant that’s down the road from us, where the food is cooked with love, and there is a box of crayons waiting at the table for my daughter so she can scribble on the paper tablecloth, where no-one cares if the kids are raising a racket. We’ll be going to the local Nepalese restaurant where the usual crowd are so noisy and boisterous that we can join in without anyone giving us the evil eye. Because eating as a family is meant to be fun and a chance to enjoy food together (even if there is the odd tantrum).
IF hubby and I ever had an opportunity to go out for dinner again, this 13 going on 30 outfit would be a great ensemble – although I’d probably wear heels instead of flats. The sleeveless jacket is such a versatile piece – it can be worn as a jacket, tied around the waist; as a vest, left open; or in the case, as a top, tied at the waist with a hint of lace from the bralette peeking out. White jeans are a little dressier than plain old blue jeans, and I thought with this monochromatic palette silver accessories were the most appropriate. A minaudiere to carry the very basic essentials (credit cards, licence, lippy, mobile phone) because sometimes I get sick of carrying out that huge diaper bag.
Where do you like to go when you’re eating out? Drop me a line below 🙂