Quick Bites: Valentines Day 2010 Special
Ah, V-Day: you either love it, or you go around scowling and talking about corporate agendas and advertising scams. I’ve had some shockers in my time, even when I wasn’t single. One year I didn’t go out or do anything for it, received no present, and had to pay my (now ex) boyfriend’s towing fee because his car broke down and he had no money. Awesome.
But enough about me and my reckless young love life. Valentines Day is a great excuse to go out and eat some good food. Grab your friends, your homeslice, or your mum and embrace commercial holidays at their best.
1. Play hide’n’seek at Garuva. Okay, you probably should stay in your allocated room and not run rampant in a restaurant, but you’ll have fun at Garuva none the less. It’s very private, with each table curtained off in its own little world. Other romantic restaurants include Montrachet in Paddington, Ceylon Inn in Rosalie and Toowong, and Libertine at the Barracks.
2. Paddle in the moonlight with the Riverlife Adventure Centre. Look, kayaks scare me. There was an incident. I was 12. It was at Tallebudgera Camp School. I don’t want to talk about it. If you’ve got more balls than I, try the Paddle & Dine package. It’s a romantic 90 minute moonlit kayak, plus canapes, dessert, and sparkling wine at a riverside venue. Tickets are $89, and it starts from 7pm at Kangaroo Point. Check out www.riverlife.com.au
3. Fully embrace the dangers of gas at a four course degustation. How comfortable are you with your lady or lad? Can you imbibe a large amount of rich food and alcohol, and sit there uncomfortably holding your butt cheeks together? Did I just go too far? Check out the Clovely Estate City Cellar Door (Red Hill) degustation with matching wines for $95. The music continue on the way home – you get a take home pack of cheese and chocolates. Toot along to www.clovely.com.au
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish my homeslice a Happy Valentines Day for this weekend, because he is the shiz. And because I like to make my readers vomit.