So for my 20th yesterday, I wanted it to be low key. The first step was taking my birthday off facebook. I figured, why is it so important for facebook friends to wish you happy birthday only because facebook notified them of the day? People I haven't talked to since forever wishing me happy birthday - although it's sweet, perhaps it's not as genuine as those who truly remember.
Of course, I woke up on the morning of my birthday to my best friend (I'll tell you more about this girl, who I love more than life itself, in another post) and my Adelaide housemate texting me birthday wishes. That's more than what I could have asked for.
Enough about me. We're here to talk about food! My two biffles, Paul and John, went out to lunch to celebrate my birthday. There was no planning involved to be honest. We just met up in the city, and chose a restaurant for lunch. What's better than an Italian restaurant with a harbourside view? And that's how we ended up at Eat Love Pizza.
I love lunches, because it's just like dinner but cheaper! For twenty dollars, you can have any mains and either white wine, red wine, beer or a soft drink. And a good food in the middle of the day is a massive bonus - who wants to wait until the end of the day to satisfy their taste buds?
Tiger Prawn Gnocchi - $26.00
Pescatore - $29.00
Bbq Chicken Pizza - $25.00
I had the gnocchi, and the boys shared the other two. I find that when I go out, I like to try things that I can't easily make at home. I do quite a bit of cooking, and making pizza and pasta is what I can easily carry out when I am in the mood for it. There's nothing quite like making pizza with your mum for a family dinner. It really is one of the treasured moments of life.
Paul digging into his pasta!
John, ready to devour his pizza!
I found the gnocchi to be decent, but not memorable. It's not something I would try again if I decide to return here, but you can tell that a lot of quality has been put into making it. The gnocchi had the right level of softness, where you can gently press it between your tongue and palate. The prawns were so well made, it was my favourite part of the meal. It was full of flavour, and was sprinkled on the top with fried bread crumbs which gave it the secrete crunchy texture. The problem with the meal was that the gnocchi really lacked flavour. It tasted quite plain, and even the prawns couldn't make up for it.
Me and Paul (and his beautiful smile)!
John and I.
The boys had better luck than I did. I was told that both the pizza and the pasta were quite mouth-watering, especially the pasta, which John said was amazing due to the seafood bits which made up parts of it.
Eat Love Pizza
Ground Floor, IMAX Theatre Complex, 31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000