Thursday, December 30, 2010

You are invited......

To join Top and me
here at Arias
 tomorrow night

when we
our 40th Wedding Anniversary!
(I was of course a child bride, barely legal!!!!)

at first we had thought to eat
at the chef's table

until I realised it was not big
enough to fit you all in!
 and also you would miss the view
of Sydney Harbour!

we will start with champagne here and enjoy
the lovely sea breeze 

then when we have all arrived we will wander in here

and let Chef Matt Moran

feed us!

 figs and asparagus are really beautiful at present

and just look at this piece of steak.
I may have to share some of this with someone else
as I need to leave room for desert
and as I could not make up my mind
which desert to offer you I chose a few!

you could be led to believe that I am a fan of figs...not true
this dish just looked so beautiful I could not leave it off!

I am, however,  a chocoholic and
 will not share a bite of this with anyone

in fact I may even have to have this one as well!!!

I have watched Matt Moran on Masterchef and his 
food always looks so beautiful...I am getting really excited
about this and of course
seeing you all there!

until tomorrow


P.S.  in reality we are going for lunch to a  very nice restaurant about 100ks from here!! 


  1. Thank you for your kind invitation... in reality I will be in bed at 9.30pm wondering why the fireworks are so loud at midnight... Happy Anniversary!

  2. WOW! 40th Anniversary - what a fabulous milestone Julienne. Congratulations! I thought I was doing well - 36 years in July (I was a child bride as well!) I will definitely be with you (in spirit). Love Matt Moran's cooking. Have a wonderful night. ;)Sharyne

  3. Congratulations, Julienne! Those desserts look amazing....
    Have fun! Enjoy!

  4. Congratulations to you and your husband for a very happy and special anniversary! I hope that you have a wonderful lunch tomorrow. Now if we were all really going to Aria, I would bags the savouries and you can have all the remember to seat us together, ok :D Huge hugs for your anniversary my dear friend ~ Txx

  5. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, that's impressive, i'm 1/3 of the way to 40 years!! Have the most delicious experience at ARIA, how perfect. Enjoy, mmmmm, love Posie

  6. Congratulations to you both. As we say at work around the design table, that's a lot of years of "What's For Dinner".

    Enjoy every moment of your day. Looking forward to sharing your lunch vicariously.

    xo Jane

  7. Happy Anniversary from one child bride to another! I hope you have a wonderful, memorable lunch and an enjoyable drive there and back. I find that enjoying an invitation such as yours is best for my figure, so thank you!

  8. Julienne, Congratulations on 40 years!!! You must have been around 9 years old when you married??!!! Have a wonderful time going back to memories and going forward with plans,Kathysue

  9. Nice of you to think of us. 40 years, that means you were -2 years old, talk about a child bride! Have a wonderful evening and congrats to you both.

  10. Congratulations, what an achievement! Hope you have a wonderful lunch..I'll just have those desserts you've featured! Rachaelxx

  11. that is some fabulous anniversary dinner!!!

    happy new year my very dear friend.
    love you xxx

  12. JULIANNE! 40 YEARS?????? IMPOSSIBLE! Love has a way of keeping one young! And that food you are showing....ANOTHER WOW MOMENT! Thank you dear heart for coming to visit! I hope your celebration was a memorable one that will live always in your heart and may 2011 really enchant us all to do our best, reach upward and create and reinvent ourselves!!! BLESSINGS, Anita

  13. What a big occasion! Have a good time and may reality treat you well.

  14. Dearest Julienne,

    Happy 40th anniversary and Happy New Year!
    Till I read your PS I got real excited to once more go back to Sidney Harbour where we once had a dinner cruise for an 18-year old daughter of a Mushroom friend. That was so lovely to cruise around and dine.
    Have been several times to your country for Consulting work. Also got to visit my uncle in Broken Hill, N.S.W. and my cousin Elizabeth who at that time ran Update Interiors in Melbourne. She's now moved to Adelaide...
    Love your country!
    As an anniversary gift I've put your blog on my side bar; hope you like it.


    Mariette's Back to Basics

  15. Julianne, that looks delightful!!! Happy Anniversary, my dear friend.

    Karina Gentinetta

  16. Perfect Julienne - I wish I could have been there.. Happy New Year to you and all the very best for 2011 and congratulations on 40 years too - wonderful! X

  17. Oh my lord, that looks too good to be true. The fig/ham salad with asparagus is def something I'd need to try to concoct myself soon. Looks absolutely delish. /Taru

  18. Naughty you. I totally fell for this.

    Welll....Happy Anniversary anyway!

    And warm wishes for a New Year filled with joy and grace and a trip to that restaurant!


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