Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Last weekend our Son went to stay with his Grandmother. It felt so good to have some time off, the freedom was overwhelming. There were moments I almost forgot we had a child. My partner and I went on a couple of date nights to reconnect. Fine dining is slim pickings around our parts, in fact the only option to go out locally is the Memorial Club - great if you are looking for a cheap meal, meat raffle, beer and 50 in the pokies. Feeling like something a little more romantic we thought we would make an effort and look further afield. Googling "fine dining Gosford", top of the list (which also included Trackside Restaraunt) was Byblos Lebanese Restaraunt and Bar. It seemed an exotic choice.
Fine dining it ain't, good food it is. The place was buzzing. If you had not made reservations, you were assured by the owner that he would do his very best to accommodate, despite being booked to 160 capacity. The classic menu was authentic and fresh. The cocktail list inviting, the service professional. The night was chilly and not even my Martinis were keeping me warm, so for me it was all about the neatly folded blankets on offer for patrons dining outside. Tres nice.