Historic Ferry Building ~ Downtown Auckland.
I love going out to lunch and the other day I met my husband and Son at a delightful Seafood Restaurant ~ The Harbourside, which is situated on the second floor of the ferry building in Downtown Auckland. On a beautiful day you can sit out on the deck under sun umbrellas but because the day was wet, we had to sit indoors.
Once a year, they have in season three delicacies that I enjoy, Crayfish, whitebait and scallops. The Crayfish season is in May/June, so normally we go there, for my birthday lunch treat.
Well, the other day the special was on for white bait and scallops that are in season now, so I was in luck.
I was treated to a starter of a whitebait fritter ( I am the only one in the family that eat them, so that is why I never cook them at home.) My main was delicious, succulent scallops and a salad.
The desert that I wished I could say I had passed on, was a divine rhubarb trifle with a hazelnut meringue on the side.
I think that because you can't get these three fresh all year round, makes them all the more special!
Is there any delicacy that you crave for and just have to devour?
Just when I took my overcoat in to be drycleaned we have had an exceptionally cold snap, with snow down the Country and I thought that winter was over. I do feel sorry for the new lambs, that have to contend with the cold conditions.
I hope that you are having a wonderful week.