The last day of winter - well that's a good excuse for a celebration in itself - however tonight's dinner at the Harbour View Restaurant in Kiama was to celebrate the birthday of one of my oldest (meaning we've been friends for years) and dearest friends, Jenni. Jen and I met in Perth, Western Australia when we were both young Air Force wives. Decades later we ended up living in the same seaside town on the other side of Australia.
The beautiful birthday girl, Jenni
We left the ordering in the hands of Jenni's husband Shane, alias Bunta, mainly because we were all too busy talking to notice that the orders were being taken, let alone having even looked at the menu. It was therefore a pleasant surprise when the dishes started to arrive.
Our starter - baskets of vegetable tempura.
Chicken cooked in green curry paste, coconut milk, bean, squash, capsicum & basil leaves
Duck stir fried in a tasty combination of soy sauce, tamarind & palm sugar with cashew nut & capsicum