Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Last/Lost Week With Mary Q

I met Mary Q dog walking at the South Fremantle Doggie Beach, actually have met some ripper people at that beach. Any way, I suppose our common interests are business and dogs. We also didn't have time or the desire to cook for ourselves at one stage, so ended up eating out together. So this stay in Margaret River was all about that. MQ was celebrating a birthday and we chose to have some lovely lunches and go play with the dogs.

Friends from the South Fremantle Doggie Beach came down, with their dog, Purdy, for the occasion. We chose Watershed Winery, and were not disappointed. They are located just a little south of Margs. A great building, local stone, expansive, high ceilings, light and bright, overlooking a beautiful vineyard. The food was delicious. I took photos of every dish, making everyone wait. But we all loved our meals. And, because it was MQs birthday, we went the whole hog and had the 3 courses. (no dinner that night) I had Tandoori Quail and Scallops for entree, the Snapper for Augusta for main, and we shared the dessert tasting plate. All delish. I bought a couple of bottles of their shiraz to take away after enjoying them at lunch.
Our Sides Watershed Oct11
My Main Watershed Oct11
Watershed Oct11
Watershed Wines Oct11
Next day, Leeuwin Estate. Located a bit further south from Margs. I love the drive into there.  Past the vines and down in to a tree'd gully. They were setting up for Melbourne Cup, and had planned to have real ponies do a few laps around their expansive lawns below the restaurant. It look like it would have been great fun.

Another fantastic lunch, accompanied by fantastic wines. I had one of my favourites, Oysters Kilpatrick for entree and for my main the Marron. It was all delish. And a delightful location
Oysters Kilpatrick Leeuwin Estate Oct11
Marron Leeuwin Estate Oct11
Leeuwin Estate Oct11
Leeuwin Estate
*Leeuwin Estate recently won the 'Regional Restaurant Of The Year' by the West Australian Good Food Guide. Congratulations. I nearly forgot to mention that, I had the best service on that day. Very impressed.(It was Sara, a very switched on chic! Thanks)

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