IT IS OVER.
*big satisfied sigh*
I have to say it ended on a bit of a low note since I wasn’t really satisfied with how I performed in the last paper… ran out of time and knew that I had skipped over a few crucial points that probably have costed me a number of marks…. *sigh* and I was really hoping to bump up my average… *double sigh* I couldn’t help but feel a bit deflated because the discussion of exam answers afterwards only highlighted the fact that I should be praying just to pass this one >.< As a general rule, I tend to avoid post-exam-answer-discussion but I was lunching with a pair of superstar law students and it could not be prevented… *apathetic sigh* I’m not one to cry (for too long) over spilt milk (well, I’ve never spilt milk before – touch wood – but my attitude to most unfortunate events is ‘it’s done, there’s nothing we can do to change it, so let’s just move on- NEXT’) so…. let’s just move on to the lovely lunch that helped keep my mind off things :P
Superstar law student 1 suggested Hotel Lincoln and given that Superstar law student 2 and I had not gone before, the decision was made. Hotel Lincoln has three dining options: pub counter style, restaurant style or fine dining… being not too fussy, we found a place near the bar and perused their Winter front bar menu. Superstar law student 1 being more familiar with the menu put through the orders (these were taken on my iPhone so please excuse the bad quality):
First off was the Charcuterie Plate ($26.00) which featured choritzo, apple salad, salami (or something like it), cornichons (pickled cucumbers), chicken liver parfait, prosciutto, duck rilette and prunes (cut out of this shot). Loved it :). I think it was my first time having a tasting plate like this and I have to say that I enjoyed having the chance to try the assorted range. It was probably a tried and tested plate so everything balanced each other out very well. This was accompanied with some bread crisps.
On recommendation by the bartender, our second dish was a side from their a la carte menu: roasted pumpkin, feta and pistachio ($9.00).
It was a bit on the salty side, but with some of the bread crisps, it complimented the charcuterie plate well. We had some hand cut chips too ($9.00) along with glasses of red for the superstar law students and I downed a lemon, lime and bitters :).
I think it has taken some grocery shopping, dinner with the fam, two episodes of MasterChef (I taped last night’s- NIGELLA!!!) and a blog post to finally have it sink in… I’M ON HOLIDAYS!!