Sunday, April 28, 2019

Restaurant Review: Mexican Society

Mexican Society
140 Gouger Street

Hi guys! When I got an offer to try out Mexican Society recently I jumped at the chance, knowing how delicious their food is. I'd chosen this restaurant for my Birthday celebration dinner in September, and thought what a great opportunity to return and enjoy it once again!

Instead of drinking alcohol, this time we opted for Mocktails, which is unheard of for me, but I thought what the heck when hubby said he was getting a Mocktail, and ordered one as well. He had the Mr Mojo which contains watermelon, coconut water, fresh lime and mint. This was super fresh and minty and really refreshing. I had the Cancun Colada (containing mango, passionfruit, lime and coconut cream) which was basically like a delicious tropical fruit smoothie. This one is pictured above.

I absolutely love the interior of Mexican Society. It's really hip and fun, and where we've been seated twice now, in the window seats along the edge is super comfy with chairs one side and bench seating on the opposite side with a ton of lovely cushions to relax on. One thing though, the lighting is quite dim which makes for a romantic atmosphere, but taking photos can be a challenge. This is only really a food blogger/Instagrammer issue and most people wouldn't even care! When we first arrived the natural lighting was good but by the time our dishes arrived I used the empty table next to us to photograph the food, as it was more lit up!

Food-wise, we ordered two mains. Hubby had Capsicum Exquisito, which is a capsicum stuffed with black Angus scotch fillet, cactus, avocado-tomatillo sauce, with potato chips, cheese and cilantro. I didn't try his dish because I was too caught up in mine, but he said it was really good. I ordered the Chilli Morita Pork Ribs (slow cooked Barossa ribs, morita BBQ sauce, watermelon, coriander, fennel and lime). These ribs were amazing! The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and melted in my mouth, and the sauce was absolutely delicious. The watermelon salad perfectly accompanied the meat, bringing little bursts of freshness. I loved this dish, it was so impressive!

We will definitely be returning to Mexican Society for more delicious dishes and good times!

Hot Tip: It's a short walk from Mexican Society to dessert haven Shibui Dessert Bar, if you want to try their infamous desserts afterwards!

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What's your favourite Mexican dish?

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What I've Been Watching On Netflix!

Hi guys! I've been watching a fair bit of Netflix lately, partly due to being sick (and actually resting this time!) so I thought I'd share the shows with you. I'm always keen for recommendations and would love to hear your thoughts on these, so please comment below and let me know.

First of all, there's a few ongoing series, where a new episode comes out every week or so, that I'm pretty invested in...

I love this show despite the ridiculous storylines. It's dark and mysterious, there's teenage angst and romance and of course, Cole Sprouse. It's a bit weird/sad watching it now that Luke Perry (who played Archie's Father, Fred Andrews) is dead, but I'm seasons deep and not stopping now. I've recommended Riverdale before here.

This is the high glam, ridiculous guilty pleasure viewing that I live for. Outfits to die for, shocks aplenty and hilarious oneliners, mainly from my queen Fallon Carrington. Bring it! I've previously blogged about Dynasty here.

I'm biased because I'm already a Trekkie, but Star Trek Discovery is seriously impressive. From the acting, to the story arc, direction, makeup and sets, everything about this show is a winner. It's pretty hardcore though, so don't expect lightweight sci-fi fluff!


And I've also watched....

Titans was another gritty, super dark shocking series that definitely pulled me in. It took me most of the series to work out two of the main characters were played by Aussies, Dick Grayson (portrayed by Brenton Thwaites) and Rachel Roth (played by Teagan Croft). And a warning that this was quite gory in parts so make sure your kids don't walk in when you're watching this!

OK so I only watched this because it starred Gossip Girl hottie, Penn Badgley, and oh boy was I in for a shock! First of all, dude can act. Penn plays a creepy af stalker and will seriously have you feeling all the emotions in this. I'm happy to say that filming for the second season is currently underway and Netflix is committed to screening it.

This is an absolutely beautiful rollercoaster ride that will have you laughing one minute and bawling the next. Ricky Gervais is an absolute genius, and if you haven't already read it, I dedicated an entire blog post to this touching series here.

This is a movie, not a series, and a Netflix original I believe? I'd heard such great things, and I must say this cute teen rom-com was the perfect distraction when I was sick. No thinking required, with the added bonus that now I know who the hell Noah Centineo is. I am young and hip again! In great news, filming for the sequel is currently underway!

Well this was a real eye-opener! I sat in disbelief for most of this, but still absolutely fascinated with how everything went down. Highly recommended!

While this does have graphic sex scenes and nudity, it's also a super sweet look at love and romance. All the performances are amazing, especially Asa Butterfield as Otis, Emma Mackey as Maeve and Gillian Anderson as Otis's Mum Jean, a Sex Therapist. I think maybe my favourite performance though, is Ncuti Gatwa as Otis' best friend Eric. His character has quite the story arc, and Ncuti really shines in this role.

This was a fascinating look into the Madeleine McCann case, and I did learn a lot, even though they seemed to go over the same information again and again. Another drawback was the frequent subtitles, which sucked especially when they put white text over a white background and expect us to be able to read it. Otherwise, a satisfactory look into the sad disappearance of Maddie.

I just finished this series last night and I loved it! Natasha Lyonne (remember her?) plays super tough Nadia, who keeps dying and waking up in the bathroom at her 36th Birthday party. Sound intriguing? It is, and then some. It's funny, mysterious and so addictive. Definitely give this one a go, guys!


What's On My Watch List?
Oh boy. What's not on my list at this point? First and foremost, I want to binge Season 3 of Santa Clarita Diet, as I'm a huge Drew Barrymore fan and I loved the first two seasons. I also want to scare the pants off myself with Conversations With a Killer: the Ted Bundy Tapes, and I've been meaning to start Dear John, because I've heard such great things (and Eric Bana, hello). There's more but when I have too much on my plate, I tend to get easily overwhelmed and have panic attacks in the supermarket, and trust me, they aren't fun!

However, there are so many movies I want to see on Netflix that I've decided to set myself a May Movie Challenge, which I'm so excited for! Look out for a blog post at the start of May detailing what that will entail!

You may be interested in Netflix Recommendation: After Life

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