16.02.2009 31 °C
This was definately a night to remember...
Will and I were so excited and that was only when we were in our hotel room putting on grown up clothes and make up..well maybe the make up bit was me but it is weird to think we have only been wearing thongs, boardies, singlets everyday for the past month and so to actually wear nice clothes is an occasion in itself.
We had been told that Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise were staying at the Hotel so fingers were crossed that we would accidently sit next to them..infact Will and i were so convinced we would see them that we had started to rehearse our conversation about what we would say and that Katie (not Tom, who by the way we imagined sitting on a pile of directories to make him the same height as Katie) would ask us to join them and then we would end up going out and having drinks etc etc... (perhaps this is a result of spending a solid month of experiencing the exact same things and running out of conversation based on truth and facts..)...?
Moving on...the Hotel itself was beautiful, we pretended the textured marble floor, the golden door handles, the rich mahogony desk tops, the old men with gorgeous Brazilian models on each arm were something we saw everyday. The Restaurant Cipriani was located on one side of the pool. We were greeted by a pianist (haha love that word) in a tuxedo playing some lovely song and were shown our table..which Will had specifically asked for..right by the window overlooking the pool and beach front...
Under strict instructions to order whatever i liked and not look at the price was probably an oversight on Will's behalf and i would say for future reference please look at menu before making outrageous comments as such. Anyway not to disapoint Will, we had drinks on arrival, Bellini for the lady and Stella for gentleman. Also which was another highlight of mine (if only Will knew this is what it took to please me) was the bread basket...im talking mini little WARM breadrolls which contained magical goodness such as olives, herds, cheese, spices, chilli, caramelised onions, breadsticks..having no will power i had to try everyone (twice)..and because Will was saving himself i secretly found myself making excuses so that he wouldnt think i was the hugest bread pig..the old " oh dam, i have already tried this one i thought it was a different, just trying to taste them all, better eat it anyway.."..was used quite alot..
We got an apetizer which we didnt really catch what they said but im sure it was something like.. "mini heaven in a cup"
Entree was beef carpaccio (Jules you would have loved it) and it melted in our mouths..
By the way still no sign of Katie, which was a shame because according to our earlier rehearsed dialogue it was about at this time we started to chat to them..hrmmm this left us in a bit of a pickle..what to talk about...yes mains are on their way...
Will ordered the ravioli with fresh crab meat..it was amazing, very italian, the kind where you actually only get one ravioli the size of a serviette and then sitting underneath was a pile of fresh crab with a to die for sauce..
I got scampi on mashed polenta with a tomatoey sauce..equally as amazing and well i dont want to be biast i did try both and id probably say mine was the better choice...hahaha
All topped off with a fabulous Argentinian red in huge glasses you could practically swim in..
We were actually both so full we couldnt even fit coffee or dessert..but luckily they bring out petite fours which once again i had to try all of them..absolutely delectable..mmm my mouth is watering just thinking about it...
All in all it was the most amazing and memorable night..id like to publicly thank my fantastic boyfriend for a perfect night..
P.s we are now coming home 3 months earlier due to a money shortage