Never underestimate the South East suburbs of Melbourne. I love living in Berwick. There are so many amazing restaurants around Berwick that are just as good if not better than some restaurants in the city. I love that I can drive just a few minutes from home and dine at a restaurant that serves quality food and provides excellent service.
Last night, hubby and I went out on our first Date Night ever since Micah was born. It only took us 15 weeks to finally go on this date, lol. This date was also to make up for the dinner reservation back in December, it was to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my birthday, but we had to cancel it... all because I had to go into labour and give birth to our son :-)
Being the first time away from Micah, we are so lucky to have great choices when it comes to where to go out to dinner that is closeby (in case our babysitter freaks out and we had to rush home) and yet special enough to commemorate the occasion. It wasn't hard to decide that we wanted to return to The Courthouse. Hubby and I have only been there once before with some friends, and he had "the best steak he's ever had" last time we were there so I decided we should go back. I wasn't a food blogger back then I don't think, so I never posted a review nor did I take photos!
|Scallops with Chorizo, Cauliflower Puree, Sauteed Mushrooms & Truffle Oil|
We arrived and I ordered a "Fruit Tingle" cocktail whilst hubby ordered one of the International Beers from New Zealand - Monteith's. Coincidentally hubby and I have visited this brewery in Auckland so he was very happy with the beer and ordered the same beer throughout the night. The Courthouse restaurant offers a wide selection of International Beers (two whole pages on the menu!) so if you are a beer fan, you really should check it out!
Hubby ordered the Scallops with Chorizo for entree. It was served over cauliflower puree and sauteed mushrooms, dressed with truffle oil. It was mouthwateringly delicious! Yes, hubby and I share meals so I got to taste everything in this review okay? The scallops were melt in your mouth and the combination of the scallops with the sliced chorizo, mushrooms, and everything else was just divine!
|Crispy Pork Belly served with Tangy Soy Dressing and Asian Coleslaw|
|Black Angus Porterhouse Steak with Garlic Cream Sauce|
|Fillet Mignon served on a bed of buttery mash, French beans and garlic cream sauce|
|Peach Crumble served with Homemade Peach Ice Cream|
|Sticky Date Pudding with English Toffee Ice Cream|
In fact, we did really well! They say the first time away from your baby is always the hardest. Meh, we were relaxed and didn't worry at all. We knew Micah would just sleep and our babysitter would be fine. We just took our time and enjoyed each other's company, something we haven't done for months! Thank you Courthouse for a wonderful night :-)