Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas 2011

It has become our tradition to head to the Winery every Christmas Eve. The atmosphere certainly did not change, with its lively friendly service and beautiful lush decor. You can check out our 2010 visit, here.

Rose Wine Sangria; Strawberry & lemon wedges, Creme de Fraise (strawberry), Bianco Italian Vermouth & lemonade

The sangria was bittersweet and delicious. It was highly appropriate for matching with the rose filled decor and garden party atmosphere.

Sangria is a wise choice when dining at the Winery, because it complements most meals and adds to the mood of the place.

Hand cut chips

I realised they changed the menu because last years fries were actually THIN. Being the queen of chips, i normally wolf down any chips but i do have a preference for thin crispy fries..which i missed.

Prawn & Avocado boats w/ Thousand Island Dressing

The mooshy texture of the avocado and squishy texture of the prawns, were strangely, quite harmonious. I thought the lettuce was TOO bitter and ruined it for me but everything else was tasty.

I was slightly disappointed in the service, because it took a good 15-20 mins after Alvina's dish for mine to come out, so I was completely ravenous and dug straight in, forgetting to take a photo! I ordered the spaghetti bolognese, which was pleasant but not outstanding. Again, the Winery is more appropriate for the atmosphere and drinks rather than actual meals.

Just beautiful, definitely suits any festive occasion and it was inspired by the garden from “Fantastic mr fox”.

Double choc brownie w/ fairy floss and ice cream

A nice finish to the meal, i enjoyed the soft fairy floss over the rich chocolate brownie.

We ordered this last year, and having had a good impression, decided to get it again. It was a good choice the second time also.

From a year back the area of Kings Cross did not change one bit and we shall return next christmas.


Corrina said...

So pretty, and all the food and drink looks delicious :) that's so nice that you have a xmas eve tradition! :) xx

mccandie said...


inmyhansonshirt said...

It looks gorgeous here! Very romantic!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun and A LOT OF YUMMYYYY TREATS. Gahhh I want to eat sooo bad now :) And the atmosphere looks super nice and a tad bit romantic

DaphYin said...

Wow amazing Christmas photos :) Beautiful!

A Heel in Mint said...

Beautiful place and the tree looks amazing! Chocolate brownie just stands out in the picture. I love chocolate anything.

Heel in Mint

jiglycious said...

the foods look so delicious,


Leeloo's said...

so much delicious food, you've just made me hungry :))!

Amelia said...

it's so cute how you two are writing on the same blog and also the xmas eve winery tradition too :)

the chocolate cake looks yummy

Pop Champagne said...

the food looks delicious and looking at the christmas tree I totally miss christmas and the holidays!!

Cee Cee said...

This makes me miss Christmas so much! Thanks for helping to bring back nice memories :)

xo Cee Cee
@ Ceecee's Inspirations Blog

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

this looks amazing.

Lyosha said...

looks like you had a great time! food looks yammy!

Inside and Outside Blog

MONI said...

really nice pics!!!! im following u now, thanxs for ur comment


Lily said...

The Christmas tree looks huge. O: The chocolate brownie looks really good! I love desserts. :D

UnA said...

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mashi said...

I am a huge fan of hot chips too, and normally wolf mine down haha. The prawn and avocado salad looks amazingly fresh.

The Christmas tree looks HUGE!

Merry belated Christmas girls xx

Maria Bastida said...

the avocado looks delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!xx


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