Mar 23, 2012

New blog banner and date night

If you are a regular visitor here you would notice a brand new look for The Shady Pine. I was so excited to work with the talented Katrina from The Media Maid on a fresh new look for the blog. Thanks to Katrina's hard work and creativity, I could not be happier with the outcome. If you drop by Katrina's website and think she looks familiar, it could be because of her appearance in last season's show of The Block. I hope you like the brand new look as much as I do!

In other news, Mr Shady Pine and I try and have date night about once a week. Recently, Kravings @ Kurmond announced the release of their updated menu so we were keen to try it. This is a place we visit somewhat regularly so a new menu drew us in.

For entree we each had a plate of crispy wontons with a herb, garlic and cream cheese filling on a bed of tomato and saffron sauce. The wontons were really crispy and delicious and I could have easily eaten another serving of these.


For mains Mr Shady Pine had an eye fillet from the new grill menu. It was medium rare and cooked perfectly. For my main, I had sesame crusted salmon on a bed of noodles with ponzu sauce. I really loved the crispy fried enoki mushrooms that were on top of the salmon. Initially I thought it was just a pretty garnish but in fact it added a lovely flavour that compimented the overall dish.
Finally for dessert we shared a decadent semifreddo with homemad honey comb and crusted with dark chocolate. On the side was a piece of almond brittle which gave a really nice texture to the dessert.



Kravings


452 Bells Line of Road, Kurmond


02 4573 1211


14 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I love the new look Anna! And date nights are a great idea and it sounds like chose a great place for your first one :D

Di-licious said...

The site makeover is gorgeous. Isn't it exciting to have a whole new look?

Date nights? Ahem, almost a distant memory for us but we did manage to go out for dinner and a movie the other week while Olive was at my sister's for the weekend. We felt like grown ups again! Keep them going for as long as you can! :-)

Anna Reid said...

Thanks Di it is very exciting and like a breath of fresh air.

Date night is a good excuse to try different food so I will hang on to it as long as I can :)

Anna Reid said...

Thanks Lorraine!

Aylin @ Glow Kitchen said...

The dessert looks to die for! I like your design :)

Hotly Spiced said...

The new look is fabulous Anna. And that restaurant is serving up some wonderful food. xx

yummychunklet said...

Your new look looks great!

The Hungry Navigatrix said...

What a successful makeover! Looks great Anna.

Asmita said...

Hi Anna,
Love the new look . The dishes look fabulous! I think it is a great idea to have date nights.
Love the way the dessert looks.

Sarah K @ Vegie Patch to Plate said...

HI Anna,
Loving your fresh new look site, its fantastic. Yes, date nights are great and should be savoured. Our are few and far between these days but enjoyed immensly when they do actually happen, and always involve some great food somewhere too!

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Love the new blog look Anna, it's gorgeous! And that dessert looks amazing. Almost too pretty to eat.

kathryn elliott said...

Great new blog banner Anna. The site looks fabulous, really clean and fresh.

tania@mykitchenstories said...

I saw this post a while ago and ment to say... the food all the way out at Kurmond looks really interesting. Ill have to tell my sister she lives near here.

Gary McCourt said...

Love the new look Anna, I have to say the amount of blogs you do is really quite inspiring, Its all I can do to keep up! good job.. wish I had your dedication :)