The famous Spirit House was the setting for our date this weekend! What a special experience!
I received a voucher off a friend as a thank you gift a few weeks ago, and hubby and I decided to use it this weekend. I have always wanted to go to the Spirit House but never had the chance or money, so you can imagine I was pretty excited!
The Spirit House is nestled amongst beautiful Balinese gardens with water dragons running about the place. It was funny hearing some of the ladies squeal whenever a lizard would run under the table 🙂
For a hot day, the place was cool and refreshing as we sat at our table overlooking the pond. The place was absolutely packed with people, although you still felt secluded as you can’t see everyone through all the bamboo and palms. We couldn’t believe the amount of people there for a Sunday lunch, especially at a restaurant just outside a quiet country town. Where did all these people come from?
The food is Asian and absolutely amazing! This was what we ordered:
Drinks: South Australian Beers, Coco Cocktail (coconut & lemongrass), Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Kabinett (riesling)
Entrees: Crispy Pork Belly with Citrus Caramel Sauce, Hot & Sour Lychee Scallop garnished with Pork Crackle
Mains: Whole Crispy Fish with Tamarind Chili Sauce, Yellow Curry of Duck with Pickled Pawpaw & crispy Lime Leaves
Desserts: Chocolate Brulee with Chili Raspberry Jam & Candied Chili, Tropical Trifle with Passionfruit Sponge with Coconut Tapioca, Lemon Mousse, Lychees & Macadamia
I highly recommend everything we ate. In particular the Pork Belly and Crispy Fish!
It was such a lovely date. Afterwards we went for a drive to explore some of the land we hadn’t seen before. It is so beautiful out there. Then we came home and crashed with full bellies! 🙂