16 November, 2016

A Night On The Town!

 Sunday night Noel and I headed into town for a belated dinner for my birthday. I've wanted to go on the 
Colonial Tram Car Restarant for a long time. It is very popular and this was the first date we could get.
We travelled to St Kilda and back.
 Champagne time! 
I may or may not have had a couple (or three)!
The meal was delicious. I had the beef. There was sirloin steak and beef cheek. I've never had beef cheek before
and it was so tender. I've seen it on the cooking shows. Maybe I'll give it a try cooking it myself one day. 
Noel had the chicken which was very unusual as he would never normally choose chicken over beef. The sound of the broad beans was what got him.
 We both had the vanilla bean panacotta with poached pear. I'd also never had pannacotta before and I loved it. We finished off the meal with coffee and Cointreau. Once again a first for me. I now have a new favourite drink!
 Then we headed to the Melbourne Star Wheel.
 We were lucky and had a pod to ourselves.
At the top of the wheel. 
We timed it really well for still having a little light 
to see the land marks but still able to see 
all the lights on the buildings.
 Heading back to the train station (yes, we even caught the train into town for something different), we walked through Harbor Town and saw this cute Smurf display.
 I remember collecting Smurfs when I was very young.
Noel found a new friend!

We had such a wonderful night. 
I can highly recommend the Tram Car Restaurant. 


simplestitches said...

sounds wonderful! the Melbourne Star is great, need to do a night one as I have been during the day..lovely!

Melody said...

What a fabulous birthday treat.

retdairyqueen said...

A lovely birthday by the looks
Happy Belated birthday

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a wonderful evening for the two of you, Christine. Be blessed always. xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a wonderful way to treat yourselves.

Ondrea said...

LOL I love the smurfs!! Such a beautiful evening spent with your beloved . I went on that tram restaurant when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter ( she is now 28!). Friends had organised it for my ex and myself after helping them out before they headed overseas to live. Pity I couldn't drink alcohol but it was a great evening. Looks like it has been very popular for all these years.

Jo said...

That looks like such a wonderful time. The photos were lovely too. I haven't been on the tram either but it something I would love to do... what a great birthday celebration

Christine Barnsley said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time Christine! What a lovely belated birthday treat! Christine x

Susan said...

Happy birthday! So lovely to have a night out when it's just the two of you.

Maria said...

What a wonderful belated birthday.. yes the Restaurant Tram is fabulous. Sandra and I went on it while we were in Melbourne. Hmm the big Ferris wheel is not my thing but you did have great views..love the Surf Village, I remember my kids having them.
Love your new friend Noel....😉

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

What a great birthday treat. Looks like a lovely place for dinner. Congrats on your birthday.