Monday, August 01, 2005

Matterhorn oh yeah

Saturday was a big day for us Petoneites. The day started with my trusty hairdresser showing up to cut mine and my sister's hair. Slight glitch in the plan with the scissors left at home, but I now have a very nice new colour. Quite rock n roll in fact.

We had art group in the afternoon. Very convivial, and our turn to get the money (yay) and we got the last piece we bought back. It is by Sam Broad who is very clever and you should buy some of his stuff. Ours is called Robot Patu I think. We've actually got 5 or so of his pieces now, so you could say we're pretty big fans (and friends in case you haven't guessed).

Patu

By 4.30pm everyone was gone and we were left with a few bottles of opened wine, some cake and an appetite for destruction. We invited the neighbours around, and they in turn invited us out to Matterhorn.

Now here beginseth the rave. I have never in my whole life had such a delicious meal. I had the King Salmon entree, and it was so so so good. Melty in the mouth, tasty caviar tasty dressed oooh ahhh delicious. Helped down with lashings of Nautilus Pinot Gris. For my main I had Eye Fillet with yummy things that the wine has helped me forget the detail thereof. I do know that I have never enjoyed a restaurant meal so much in my life. Oh, actually I did have a very good meal at Il Casino once. Actually I've had a few very good meals, but my death row meal would definitely now be from Matterhorn.

And Newsboy was there. I was very restrained and only walked close by him once.

9 comments:

Mr Reasonable said...

Yummy, Nautilus is a personal fav. I see there is a voucher in the Entertainment Book for Matterhorn so looks like we'll be going at some point (although the voucher might just cover the baby sitter.....)

Martha said...

Argh, we've got an Entertainment book, but always forget about it. Still, it is a good excuse to go to Matterhorn again. I see there is one for Finc too - keen to try it after your recommendation.

stephen said...

I like Sam Broad, too.

V. interested in your "art group".. tell me more, tell me more...

Martha said...

Well, we meet 5 times a year, and each time we contribute $120 - so basically once a year you get $600 to buy a piece of art. The artwork goes into circulation, so every meeting you get something new for your wall. And after a year you get the piece you bought back for keeps. There isn't any need to stick to the budget as you own the piece. The money swap is just kind of symbolic really - makes you realise how little $600 is spread over a year.

We've been going for 3 years now, with a couple of personnel changes, but we really like it and hope it continues for a long time yet. Everyone involved seems to have bought a lot more art than the minimum.

You should start one, it is a good time.

Jo Hubris said...

I've been put off the Matterhorn because of appalling service every time I've been there when I haven't been with hospo people, and a tiny sliver of cheese with two croutons does not equal $14 in my head. Oh, and one time there were people having sex in both sets of female toilets, and everyone who's polite society knows you should only have sex in the male toilets. On the plus side, my friend once pounced on Jack Black there and when he started to ignore her she called him Tobey Mcguire and told him she loved in The Ciderhouse Rules. Genius!

Mike said...

Manage to tickle him on your "walking close"-ness?

Mr Reasonable said...

Finc is well worth the visit. Neat little place for a quiet moment too.

Martha said...

We had lovely service. Lovely young men (a breed I don't spend as much time with these days as I used to). And I have to admit I was pretty shocked at the prices, but not once the food arrived - my it was splendid.

We didn't have any sex while we were there, so no inappropriate toilet hogging.

And I probably tickled Newsboy in a very psychic way.

Finc is our next destination (I've got a taste for the city life now).

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