Impromptu Lunch at the Arun Thai Restaurant

Sometimes when you try to plan a lunch with friends it involves too many phone calls and diaries and juggling of baby sitters. I enjoy the spontaneity of an impromtu lunch when you do a quick ring round the neighbourhood to see who’s available for lunch on that day with no planning. Yesterday we gathered four takers for such a lunch at the Arun Thai Restaurant. Over a bottle of 2007 Snake Creek Chardonnay we discussed the merits of the shutdown of Macleay Street in Potts Point on weekend nights to control the ‘hoon’ problem. Heavy-handed thought some – appropriate action thought others. Top me up thanks…..

Macleay St reflected in the window of the Arun Thai Restaurant
This serene carved statue greets you as you enter
The Arun Thai bar has an extraordinary wine cellar
Betel leaves with roasted coconut and shrimp sauce
a crunchy taste sensation
crispy wok-tossed calamari
rice salad
mix it together and serve
beautifully- weighted brass cutlery and gold-leaf plates
crispy Barossa chicken with tamarind sauce
pandanus leaf-flavoured sticky rice with fresh mango

5 thoughts on “Impromptu Lunch at the Arun Thai Restaurant

  1. arista

    Looks lovely – I love an impromptu lunch too. For me it's usually at a shopping centre food hall though!(PS not food-related, I know – but I just saw you sitting next to Ben Mendelsohn on the telly! You lucky thing….)

  2. dearindira

    Hi Amanda,the rice salad is yum!IndiraHi suziwong66, the pics don't do the food justice believe me!IndiraHi arista,even a food hall lnch can be good if there's a great suchi place tucked somewhere. Yes sitting next to Ben Mendelsohn was a 'pinch myself' moment since I drooled over him as a teenager!Indirahi rachel,I was on Channel 10's The 7pm Project as a guest panellist. A lot of fun. Great people to work with. Indira


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