Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Bucket List

I was asked what was on my Bucket List the other day and I said I really didn't have a list. But on thinking about it further, I realise I do have a list, which basically amounts to the table of contents of the Metro 2009 Restaurant Guide - Auckland's 50 Best Restaurants.

For the past year I have sacrificed my waistline (blaming it all on the steroids) and made a concerted effort to visit all 50 of these fine eateries. I like to think that I single-handedly prop-up the fine dining sector, but I can assure you, Aucklanders seems to be eating their way out of the recession - restaurants always full and always merry. Bookings are still hard to come by - no Friday or Saturday nights bookings at my next target, Merediths, until 2010.

This week I knocked off two more:

Pure: we bundled over to Jervois Road for a most perfect night celebrating flatties birthday - we heard that they did a lime brulee and just had to be there. Wonderful wine, food, service and most importantly company. Highly recommended.

Cibo: with friends up from the mainland I thought Cibo should be the next target. Strangely I had never managed to get myself to Cibo and it's been around forever - 10 years? What a great night we had - once again we were the last to leave (twice in one month!). I have to say everything was perfect - just like Pure - and the service was totally amazing and again the company made for a perfect night. As a treat they gave us passion fruit marshmallows to roast over the pond fire - yummy!

I think now I only have nine restaurants left on my Bucket List. Once completed I'll visit my favourites all over again.

15 comments:

Cactus Kate said...

That really is a fan-fucking tastic effort to get to 41 !!

I bow to your superior eating ability and sense of adventure, I seem to get stuck leaving my few favourites. A golden triangle of Kermadec, Euro and Soul.

Annie Fox! said...

Slighty cheated as I had already been to 15 or so of them before. But I promise that I will re-visit these when the others are done and dusted. Especially the ones with new management.

Opinionated said...

Holy moley (or should that be mole)! 41!! You are an inspiration. I too might try the steroid excuse.....

Anonymous said...

That's my kind of bucket list :-) Maria VR

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lady lavender said...

way to go aunty unu...

Opinionated Mummy said...

How's the bucket list going? Haven't heard from you for a while. No pressure - I just hope you're ok and getting through that bucket list!

XChequer said...

See ya, Annie. Rest and be easy. Will miss your comment and your wit.

XChequer

Andrew B said...

Goodbye Anna. Will miss you terribly.

coge said...

Rest easy, Annie. We will remember you a very long time. Whatever happens to us, on our life journeys, you will always be part of that.

Ayrdale said...

...a whitebait fritter Annie, with a very cold pinot noir.

Salut.

Anonymous said...

Still can't believe you've gone, regularly look up the blog just to hear you in your writings. Miss you Anna.

:(

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