|Our table at Eight|
|Great Ocean Road and Route 66|
|Selection of meats at Route 66|
|The Garden Route|
Our first stop was The Garden Route filled with countless selections of colourful and tasty salad ingredients. I was greeted by the friendly station chef who offered to make my salad while I stood and pointed at whatever took my fancy -cos lettuce, tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber and, at the chef's suggestion, some pretty edible flowers. There were way too many sauces and dressings that I had never heard before so I let her choose the "eight" dressing.
|My Colourful Salad|
|My plate of selections from Route 66, Tōkaidō and the Silk Road|
|Tōkaidō -Oysters, Salmon Sashimi and Tuna Sashimi|
Whenever there are oysters on offer, I must have some. Whenever there is salmon and tuna on offer, I must make Jason eat some because he doesn't like them (yes, I'm evil). The seafood was very fresh. I expect nothing less from such a fine establishment.
|Selection of Chocolates sitting underneath a Meringue Tree|
|Part of Dessert Road -Chocolate fountain with dippables!|
|Jacky and Jenny about to dip some honeydew melon into the chocolate fountain|
|Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, Fruit Skewers with Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream and Vanilla Panacotta with Mango and Pomegranate Coulis|
I was ecstatic with my panacotta. It was so creamy and the mango coulis was just bursting with flavour -it was so good that Jason had to steal half. The cheesecake was a bit bubbly but still tasty.
|I have no idea what this is. My mother took a photo of it. I think it might be a passionfruit cheesecake..|
While we are eating our cheese and crackers, I notice some people from the next table walk by with curry. I kick myself (as well as Jason) -we forgot to go to Spice Road! I guess we have to come back then!
Lunch at Eight is $37 per person -very reasonable for the incredible dining experience. I only wish I had a bottomless pit for a stomach.
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Eight can be found at the Langham Hotel, 83 Symonds St, Auckland, New Zealand.