Thursday, 16 August 2012
Christina's was another very satisfying restaurant in Vic Park. Although a quiet night, service was very friendly 'sit wherever you like'. I had a tough choice at the menu as there were multiple dishes which took my fancy but I settled on a veal scallopini with a mushroom sauce on fries and a salad.
These were brought out very quickly and steaming hot! I feel that food can never be served too hot - I'd rather wait for a hot dish to cool than have to send one back to be warmed up. If it had to be warmed more ... how long was it sitting there? The scallopini was a very thin cut, but fantastically tender and the mushroom sauce was thick and tasty. The chips balanced very well actually. It was quite a significant serve and the salad was excellent, not an afterthought or an obviously detached extra. I like seeing some red silverbeet and roquette in salds but not the point of overpowring, and this was well portioned.
I overreached (as Rebecca will chide me) and ventured to a sticky date pudding after. It was again quite a large serve and done a slightly different way to what I am used to. The sticky date pudding was served sliced like how one would array cake slices, and then doused in the butterscotch sauce. The icecream on the side was sadly warm and didn't have much flavour left, but the 'immersion' of the pudding ensured that the sauce was in good contact with the pudding at all times.
We ended up ordering quite a bit of food and it still came to a very reasonable price. However next time, I'm not going to make myself sick but eating too much. Five stars.