Birthday + Crinitis, Darling Harbour

By on Mar 11, 2012 in European, Italian

Birthday + Crinitis, Darling Harbour

If you are interested in only Crinitis scroll down!
The picture in the thumbnail is a grilled garlic prawn and hollandaise sauce bread roll :)

My 20th birthday spent with Mr C @ Centennial Park. He cooked me food for a picnic!

Pizza – Mushrooms, Chicken, Rocket and FETA CHEEESEEE

Crackers & Cheese

Potato & Egg salad

Sweet Wine

03/03/2012 – Crinitis Birthday dinner

Entree – Cherry Tomatoes on Pizza Crust

Later at night we had a dinner with some friends at Crinitis which we’d visited many times before. I should have asked what Mr C was going to order since my friends and I didn’t know what food to order. This entree pretty much got me half full already but I loved it :( The tomatoes were very fresh and the crust was perfectly cooked to crunchy perfection.

Italian Meatballs & Parmesan CHEESEEEEE

I stole all the cheese before anyone else could because it was so good. :) The meatballs were quite juicy, it wasn’t too hard or dry. The sauce was perfect with it! Tasted almost like IKEA meatballs (which I really like for some reason). I can’t wait til we go Europe to eat genuine Italian & Swedish meatballs :)

Mushroom Risotto

My favorite dish of the night! Mr C knows me too well, the mushroom flavour was so good. Can’t believe one of my best friend didn’t like it, she seriously she has poor taste in food ;) So want to make this at home, the risotto was so creamy and full of mushroom flavours, I believe there was some truffle mixed in as well :)

Stuffed Mushrooms

Actually I think this was my favourite dish of the night. Why do I love mushrooms so much? Because they’re so juicy and full of flavour! I was quite surprised because I always thought Crinitis was only good with pasta. I was so wrong. I can still taste that cheesiness in my mouth and I’m definitely going to force Mr C to order this again the next time we visit Crinitis some time.

Penne Romana Pasta

Man I’ve been so spoilt. Nearly every dish had my favourite ingredients, I regret eating so much of the entree before. Mr C was like “Stop eating so much” and I replied “But I’m hungry :(” and then he’s like “You’re going to regret when you know what else is coming..”,  Didn’t eat much of the pasta cos I was seriously getting full. :( My favourite pasta dish.

Overall this is definitely my favourite dish at Crinitis, I love the perfect mix of cream, avocado and mushrooms with parmesan. Full of flavour and perfectly made every time.

Roast Pork Veal with Potatoes and Mushroom Sauce

Our last dish of the night. Everyone was too full to eat this :( But we did force ourselves to eat as much as we could because we wouldn’t want to waste the poor chefs effort. The pork was kinda dry, but the sauce and potatoes made up for it. Can’t wait to be spoilt for my 21st :D

Crinitis has a few stores with similar prices, they come up a bit expensive at about $20-30 per main but the restaurants are great for dinner with a few friends, I don’t think its particularly romantic though because its so busy and loud!

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