I love to bargain hunt! Who doesn't?! But every day, I spend at least half an hour looking through the junk emails I receive in my inbox hoping to snatch up some awesome deals. Mind you, it didn't start out as half an hour. It started with 5 minutes, then 10 minutes, and before you know it, it's half an hour. Anyway, quite a while back, I snatched up a voucher for a two course meal wine for two at Albert River Winery for $49.
So the other weekend, my husband and I went for a drive to Albert River Wines at Tamborine. Our GPS, blessed little thing, took us the scenic way, which was great as we had plenty of time. We arrived there to see that they had an open day for weddings, so they were quite busy. We thought we might not be able to get a table as we arrived an hour earlier than we booked for, but they fit us in. Despite the fact that they were really busy, a waitress came over with menus straight away and explained which meals we could order with our voucher. We ordered Homemade Specialty Soup (pumpkin soup) and Moroccan Spiced Calamari entrées; Rosemary Lamb Shanks and Oven Baked Barramundi Fillet as mains; and a Rose and Cabernet Sauvignon as our drinks.
Now, in my experience, drinks usually come first right? Because technically you don't have to cook it or make it (unless it's a cocktail or some fancy drink). You pour it. Well, our drinks didn't come until after our entrées and we had to ask for it three times. Apparently they'd been sitting on the bar ready to go. Anyway, we had live music and each other to keep ourselves entertained while we waited for our meals and drinks.
My Moroccan Spiced Calamari was delicious, so delicious that I gobbled it all down within 10 minutes (maybe 5). One of these days I've got to learn how to savour food, though my husband was lucky enough to taste it before it all went. The pumpkin soup, on the other hand wasn't that great. It was too sweet, lukewarm, and too chunky, but we all have our own definition of a good pumpkin soup. My husband didn't mind it that much. Our mains were good. The lamb shank was HUGE! It was served with sweet potato mash and green peas and my Barramundi with lemon butter sauce was scrumptious. Two very hearty meals indeed. We were satisfied!
It was really lovely to drive out to Tamborine on a Sunday and we will definitely do it again. So next time you're looking for something to do, head to Albert River Wines for a relaxing time.