How do you like to celebrate your birthday? Do you like a big party or just a quiet gathering with loved ones? Or, perhaps you may want to travel somewhere or do something different on the day? It may be strange but birthday gets less important for me as I grow older. In fact I almost forgot about it until my dear little sister reminded me …. But despite that forgetfulness, I did have a wonderful celebration, my way!
Now, tell me, what was more wonderful than seeing your loved one graduating on your birthday? It was double happiness! For me, I was glad to see Mr. Bee completed his degree. The feeling of completing something and starting a new one always excite me… It was also a good time for me to reflect on myself and what I want to accomplish in life…
Apart from the graduation, we spent some time together at the National Gallery of Victoria on the previous weekend. The exhibition called Guggenheim Collection, which showcases some very fine modern art, was on and it is not a disappointment. Truth to be told, I haven´t paid much attention modern art but the exhibition did amaze me with some very challenging concepts and ideas. I personally love the time spent inside the gallery when I can forget about the normal daily activities to admire and go wild with my imagination… Don´t we all need moments like those from time to time?
Now, I guess the entry is not completed without something about food. With my camera on hand, I was able to take some shots at EQ Cafe Bar, a restaurant inside the Art Centre, where we had our very late lunch. As you saw in the photo, we ordered pan-fried gnocchi, fish cakes and mushroom in sherry & lemon. The food was reasonable overall, but I especially like the pan-fried gnocchi. The gnocchi was crispy outside and fluffy inside, accompanied by creamy sauce and some braise fennel. The dish was completed with a dash of truffle oil, which was lovely. I am thinking to replicate this at home sometime. Anyone had a recipe to suggest? Thanks!