Sunday, April 22, 2012

Travelogue: Australia – Pub Lunch

We had a lovely time in Gundaroo!

The town is about 40 kilometers out of the town to the northwest. It was a nice drive, the skies threatened but didn’t deliver much rain. Oh sure, there were a few sprinkles, but nothing serious. 

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! And what a COOL Pub!
We arrived at the pub in time to have a beer or two before lunch and them moved inside to have an amazing meal. This place is so cool! It is a 19th century pub that has all the character that you would expect. It has these lovely old floors and brick walls. 
The bar, in the center of the main room serves up a really good selection of beers and ales and the service is up to the standards of the beers and the food. And Oh! The FOOD!

I had a lunch of Tortellini Carbonara served atop a Chicken Schnitzel. It was amazing! Really a lovely meal – even if I have to do an extra workout each day to make up for it. We ate at a table overlooked by watchful eye of the caged blue-tongued skink.

The conversation and the food were great; we all had a great time. It  looked like even the skink  wanted to try one of my tortellini. Who could blame him? They were worth trying!

After lunch, we returned to the outdoor patio to resume our chat over more beer and wine. It was well into the afternoon before anyone looked at their watches again. We ordered the profiteroles for dessert after a while and wow! They were good!

But all good things end eventually and some time after sunset we decided it was time to head back into town. It was a lovely time, a lovely day, and a great way to spend one of the few last days I have in Australia!

Wherever you are today, I hope that your weekend is passing as pleasantly!

Don Bergquist – 22 April 2012 – Canberra, ACT, Australia

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