A very dear friend treated me to a birthday lunch and took me to a little gem of a place in Daisy Hill. Christopher’s is a fully licensed cafe restaurant serving fine wines, tapas and gourmet homemade cuisine, day and night. The dining room is airy and there is even an outside garden seating area. Plus they are not too far from Ikea, so very handy after those tiring DIY shopping trips!
You can ogle their mouth-watering range of goodies such as homemade pies, frittata’s, salads and cakes (plus a range of gluten-free options)....while you take your time reading their extensive sandwich and lunch menu.
I finally decided on a gourmet Thai red curry chicken pie with salad. I do have a soft spot for puff pastry, so I was delighted when this beauty was served to me. The salad was fresh and crunchy. And the pie, oh it was sooo good, delicious morsels of tender chicken breast smothered in a creamy red curry sauce.
Here is my friend’s lunch, which she devoured happily. The spanish frittata with filo pastry and salad. I was lucky to try a small sample and it is was very moreish.
But wait....it get’s better...the desserts. I thought I was in heaven when I heard “banana and pecan with warm butterscotch sauce and cream”. I almost yelled out, yes please! And let me tell you, it was the most moist, divine, awesome dessert I have ever tasted...I have even been back and bought take-away.
Oh and while I have been raving about my dessert, here is my friend’s option, a lemon curd tart, which may be to some of your tastes, especially if you don’t have a sweet tooth like I do.
All in all, it was a delightful and indulgent afternoon and it didn’t break the bank either, the whole lot probably cost us about $40. Christopher’s gets a big tick from me! Thanks Lou.