March Into Merivale Launch 2011

  25 February 2011

OH HAI! Can you believe it’s almost March? And so begins March Into Merivale where all Merivale restaurants are offering a $33 lunch and dinner menu for the month of March. As in previous years, a launch party was held at the ivy to showcase the restaurants menu offerings however this year there was a $20 cover entry which got you 6 tasting coupons + 2 drinks. We three had scored some vip tix so we could have a good wander around and partake in some especially tasty cocktails teehee

We start our journey at Ash Street laneway and having glanced at the menu I knew I first had to try Felix’s Chicken Liver Pate with Currant Relish. Look at them boats all lined up in a row! Oh pate why must you be so smooth and delicious with splodges of juicy currants making everything right with the world. Word on the street is that Felix does a mighty fine Reuben sandwich too woot Monday dinner locked and loaded. Hihi Lauren and Steph!

Ms. G’s Chilli Cheese Dog Spring Rolls looked so normal and innocent had you not known what they were but it was the first bite into the crisp, flaky pastry that had me hooked as the melty cheesy innards ooze out oh baby totes would be perfect as bar food with a beer or two.

In case you had used up your 6 tasting coupons there was the option to purchase more from beautifully adorned models which I ended up stalking to take a photo with heh lookit a pineapple!

A row of Pulled Pork Burgers from Lotus is soon calling my name. Squidgy soft burger buns filled with super tender porky flesh and a slathering of coleslaw is a winner

Dan_Hong in da house yo! Could not resist greeting him with a balllzzzz ahahahaha

Ash St Cellar’s Choripan

Mad Cow’s Beef Tartare

LOBSTER HAT! SQUEE! Just like Britney’s lobster headpiece in Glee!

We migrate from the laneway and stumble up to the ivy Room

Sushi E’s Chef Nobuyuki Ura hard at work

Loved Sushi Choo’s Astroboy deco!

Of course we all had eyes for this giant piece of crackle at The Beresford Hotel safely placed far away from reaching arms

Heh she’s got a bread fan! And garlic shoulder pads! We adjourn to the Felix bar and bump into Simon, lamenting the lack, nay, absence of desserts so we drown our sorrows in Spiced Pink Grapefruit Vodka Martini’s which awesomely tasted like gingerbread. But pink. Mmm pink.

Chocolatesuze attended the March Into Merivale Launch as a guest of Stellar Concepts.

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