Thursday, January 24, 2013
Birthdays are of course a time for special dinners and chateaubriand is for both Anne and me a much appreciated dinner. Probably because it is inevitably expensive, however, very few restaurants offer it these days. I used to be able to get it from both the Clansmen and Siggis but both those excellent restaurants are now only a memory.
With the help of Father Google however I was able to establish that there is ONE restaurant in Brisbane that still offers it: One of the restaurants of the Hotel Bravo in Brunswick St, Valley. Their menu is here.
I was not very sanguine about them doing a good job of the dish but I booked anyway and we went along. Below is what we got
To my surprise it was perfectly done. Even the accompaniments were good. And when I asked them to turn the music down, they did! Service was good generally.
So we actually had a rather memorable dinner. We were too full for desserts.