In Australia, we ate mostly seafood..a LOT! We both love seafood and we asked a few locals to make some referrals for us. They didn't let us down. One gentlement from Sydney told us to head about 15-20 minutes from our place in Burleigh Beach to a place called Ashmore Steak & Seafood. I have to admit, I am a horrible blogger...I didn't take a ton of pictures of lots of the food we ate and the few I did get are from my crappy camera. I really should get a better camera if I am going to keep blogging - and start taking more pictures!
Anyway, this place looked like a huge car dealership with the way the windows and lights were set up. It was not like any other eating experience we've ever had. They let you see the meals in a glass display case when you walked in...that's right, raw steaks sitting out for you to view. Mr Fix It liked this cuz he could see how big they were before he ordered. His meal was served up like this:
I got the lobster with a new thing I found called Avocado Seafood...it's an avocado filled with seafood - DUH! Since I am a huge fan of both, I was in heaven!!!
We also ate at a place called Omeros Brothers in Surfer's Paradise. Very, very yummy food! Then there was an Italian joint where we met an exchange student from Germany working as a waitress. Mr Fix It wasn't in love with the bruschetta we ordered...it was like tomatoes on pizza bread. There was a super yummy, authentic Mexican type place downstairs from our apartment where we met a Canadian waitress. What was with all these foreigners serving us our food? :)
In Bali, at Blue Point, we found a bowl of fresh fruit in our room when we arrived. See that thing in the back left of the bowl? It's kind of prickly...Mr Fix It couldn't remember the name of it but he peeled it and made me eat it. It was really interesting...tasted like berries, apples and other sweet fruits all in one. Very different.
Also at our resort in Bali was their restaurant. This is a view of the room where we had breakfast and dinner a couple times. (I would eat lunch by the pool - I got this tempura type seafood and vegetable thing with these yummy fries that was so good I ordered it two days in a row. It came with this insane crispy asian salad that I scarfed down like I had been starved for a week!) Anyway, you would see the same people in this restaurant each morning and night because the resort is not super huge and it is really your only eating option other than driving into town - which we did do on the very last night.
This table right in the corner of the room was what I determined to be the best seat in the house because it was right in front of the open windows overlooking the surf and ocean below. The first night we were there, it wasn't open so Mr Fix It asked if we could reserve it for the next night. They said they couldn't because there was a wedding reception happening there the next night. But....
...instead they said they'd let us eat dinner upstairs which had a good view out the window. Mr Fix It went to check it out to be sure. The next night when we arrived, they walked us up these stairs to our own private room!!! We had this all to ourselves...a view of the ocean, the pool, the wedding chapel. It was so super cool! And we were all by ourselves!
Here is a view of the ocean below from our private room...we got there at the perfect time as the sun was just about to start setting and by the time we left it was dark.
Here is another pic on my crappy camera (and through a window) of how pretty the wedding chapel looked like all lit up at night. And let me say, that wedding chapel was PACKED! The resort is known for weddings...and they did 'em up right. While I laid by the pool, there were at least 2 weddings each day! They were all Japanese couples (very beautiful brides) and they were mostly just the bride and groom - no guests. Though I did see one or two weddings that had about 5 or 6 guests (looked their parents or siblings).
See that umbrella by the pool that's on the far left of the picture but up on the higher level above the 3rd one in? THAT was my spot - every day! It was perfect. It was right by this pretty tree on the edge of the cliff and it was the only lounge chair in the entire pool area that you could lay in and see the surfers down below over the cliff edge.
Mr Fix It decided to get a picture of the girls all dressed up for the wedding reception entrance
Here is a pic of the little 'hut' type things I was trying to explain. Mr Fix It is sitting by himself at that little blue table in the middle.