Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lunch with a Bunch.......of family that is!!

Today is Tuesday and we are meeting family at.........

The Lighthouse is on the main street in Ulverstone and is a bar/bistro/hotel.  It has been there for as long as I can remember, but the outside look has changed a few times over the years.  The latest look is a.......well........a lighthouse!

The outside.

The restaurant area.

They even have a great play area for the kids inside the restaurant - without there being a clown with big red shoes and wild red hair in sight!

Here is a copy of the menu, prices are pretty expensive for lunch.


Garlic Bread $ 5.95
Herb Bread $ 5.95
Venue Bread $ 5.95

Fresh bread of the day, made in house

* Bruschetta $ 6.95
Ciabatta, topped with an Italian spicy tomato salsa and melted
mozzarella cheese

Soup of the Day $ 6.95
Bread Roll $ 1.50


* King Prawn & Shrimp Cocktail $12.95
Fresh king prawns & shrimp served on lettuce & drizzled with a cocktail dressing

Scallops $12.95
Served either battered or crumbed

Seasoned Calamari Rings $11.95
Crumbed, seasoned with lemon pepper & fried until golden brown

Cajun Scallop Mornay $12.95
Pan fried in Cajun spices and cooked in a cheese mornay sauce

Garlic Prawns $12.95
Prawns sautéed in a garlic cream sauce & served with a timbale
of rice

* Caesar Salad $10.95
Crisp lettuce, bacon, croutons, shaved Parmesan cheese,
egg, tossed through our in house dressing

* Chicken Caesar Salad $12.95
Crisp lettuce, bacon, croutons, shaved Parmesan cheese, egg,
tossed through our in house dressing served with grilled chicken

Nachos $10.95
Corn chips, topped with tomato salsa, cheese, guacamole
& sour cream

Satay Spring Rolls $12.95
Vegetarian delight, served with a sweet soy glaze


Tridents Catch $24.95
Tasmanian Salmon, grilled and topped with semi dried tomato,
asparagus & a lemon dill hollandaise

Battered Fish & Chips $19.95
Served with tartare sauce & lemon wedges

Deep Sea Platter $24.95
The Chefs selection of hot & cold seafood, served with chips
& garnished with fresh fruit

Garlic Prawns $21.95
Prawns sautéed in a garlic cream sauce, served with a timbale of rice

Scallop Cajun Mornay $21.95
Pan fried in Cajun spices cooked in a cheese mornay sauce

* Hokkien Beef $19.95
Strips of marinated beef, stir fry vegetables & hokkien noodles
with a Thai beef dressing

* Lighthouse Roast $17.95
A roast to leave home for

Chicken Schnitzel $18.95
Chicken breast crumbed, fried & topped with your favourite sauce

Chicken Parmigiana $19.95
Chicken Schnitzel topped with tomato salsa, ham & melted cheese

The Works $19.95
Chicken schnitzel topped with crispy bacon pieces, pineapple,
barbeque sauce & melted mozzarella cheese

* Chicken Breast $20.95
Marinated & grilled served on a sweet potato mash with your choice of sauce

Chicken & Scallop Filo $20.95
Sautéed chicken & scallops finished in a creamy sauce, wrapped
in filo pastry and oven baked


* Scotch Fillet 300g $24.95

* Rump Steak 400g $20.95

* Eye Fillet 250g $26.95

Mixed Grill $24.95
Sausage, steak, lamb chop, chicken, bacon, onion, egg, fried tomato, mushroom cap, barbeque sauce & chips

*Your healthy choice options
we recommend these dishes be served with vegetable or salad

I particularly like the bit on the bottom that suggests that if you add a vegetable or salad, the meal will be healthy!  Never mind the Flinstone size portions, etc.........a salad will wipe it all away!

Below are some candid shots of family.  Remember, Joshua had the camera, I asked him to get some good shots of family members together - I should have explained myself a bit better!

Marie Woodhouse (sitting), married to my Mum's cousin.  They used to live just up the road from us and she would babysit me. 
My brother Graham (plaid shirt).
 Nephew Jason and sister-in-law, Dianne.

My sister Gayle (sitting far left)
Nephew, Andrew
Niece, Katrina
Step-mum, Birdie (sitting)

Auntie Lyn, Mum's youngest sister

Dianne, Graham, Andrew

Gayle, Birdie, Marie

Andrew, Katrina, Jason

Andrew, Anthony, Jessica

Same group again, but......this time......Jessica is.......'

I suspect Auntie Lyn is giving Graham an earfull for not stopping by to visit more often!!!


Sam and me

4 of the group were having birthdays within the next few days, so Dianne and Katrina baked a cake!

Anthony, Joshua, Jason & Denise

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Jason, Denise, Anthony & Joshua
Happy birthday to you!!!!!

After eating and visiting, we drove to Devonport to look around.
This is looking across the river from the Esplanade to East Devonport.
The Esplanade is a park that runs along the river from downtown Devonport to the Bluff.

The Spirit of Tasmania is an over night ferry service from Devonport to Melboune.  Ideal if you want to take your own car.

This house is located just off the Esplanade, and I would like to own it very much.

I think the Chicken Feed store was one of my Mum's favorite stores.  She would often send things to us that she had found there.  We bought an extra suitcase to bring home Tim Tams.


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