When Tara from VegeTARAian gave a shout-out for those interested to come along to a vegetarian degustation I put my hand up pretty promptly. I asked both Mac and Josh if they would like to come along. Josh gave an instant excited ‘yes’ and I received an instant ‘not bloody likely’ from Mac. Consequently two, not three places were booked to attend.
The Saturday of the degustation rolled around. Josh looked like death warmed up on the lounge and was in the process of hacking up his second lung. The first one was successfully hacked up earlier that morning. He wasn’t going to be joining me that evening.
I needed to find a solution to this problem as I didn’t want to cancel a place at the 11th hour. I knew this degustation was being specifically prepared for our group. Phone a friend? I could of, but I knew the ones I would of roped in already had plans. My last hope, persuade Mac to come along.
We are no strangers to dining at Restaurant Atelier , we really do enjoy the food and service. Even then, this was a hard sell. After an initial ‘no’, to a ‘do I have to’. I pulled out the ‘I am sure Darren (chef & owner of Restaurant Atelier) will slip you some meat’, I ended up finally with an, ‘okay, if I have to’. Phew, mission accomplished. Read more →