March 9th, 2007

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Meet the "Public Order & Riot Squad"

Kinda surreal isn't it, but these are photos I took at Mardi Gras, outside The Exchange Hotel on Saturday night. Who would have even thought we had a "Public Order and Riot Squad". By the way, I did not at any time see people 'rioting' or inviting this sort of heavy handed approach. It all made me feel a bit scared of the growing police state we have found ourselves living in...

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Opera Bar

Today I popped in to have a chat with Virginia at The Opera House about a show she's hoping I will produce later in the year. Since I was there, I stopped off for a quick cocktail at Opera Bar. My cocktail of choice was the Dirty Carpet Disco and it involved Chambord, Absolute Vanilla and wild strawberry liqueur over ice and macerated red currants/raspberries. There may have also been some apple juice and some soda in there too. It was sweet, and drank like creaming soda, but I did like the red currants. The companion's cocktail was a Sweet Inferno which used Effen Vodka with chargrilled watermelon and basil, and was shaken with apple and pineapple juice. It was much more successful, and a perfect way to enter the afternoon.

Feeling a bit peckish, I also ordered a Prawn Chilli & Pomegranate Salad with Coriander & Mint and, upon promptly receiving it piled on a banana leaf, I felt a bit decadent, as this was a work day lunch. The prawns were tasty, and I liked the pomegranates scattered throughout the mound of crisp salad. Ahhh life's little joys...

Opera Bar
Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House
Ph: (02) 9247 1666