|Selection of Italian bread|
Besides being a clean, safe city, which has a beautiful lake, lots of mountains, roundabouts and additional public holidays that we don't get in New South Wales it also has plenty of restaurants.
After a brief visit on Friday night I was glad to see my last point still remains true. It had been some time since my last visit and I must say I was slightly envious of the increased choice of trendy looking restaurants and bars that weren't around when I lived there.
To top the restaurants and bars is Jamie's Kitchen just outside Canberra Centre. Unlike Jamie's Kitchen in Sydney where I always have to wait for a table we got a table for two plus a bulky pram immediately, even better the table was inside as our jackets warm enough for a spring evening in Sydney weren't warm enough for a spring Canberrian night.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful but not over the top. To start we ordered the Italian bread selection, crispy squid, baked mushrooms and a bottle of Jamie's Vino Frizzante. The squid was perfect. The baked mushrooms covered in cheese which sat on top of a crispy shell was tasty and reminded me of a homemade pizza.
|Crispy squid and baked mushrooms|
|Lamb tortellini with ricotta|
|Pavlova with berries and dark chocolate|