With Baby G tucked up soundly at her nan’s and the G2 family addition just around the corner the missus and I kicked up our heels with a night out on the town. I dug through the entertainment guide and found Ardeche located on the corner of City Walk and Ainslie Avenue opposite the entrance to the Canberra Centre.
On the atmosphere front Ardeche is doing really well. Good decor and set up appears mainly for couples dining which was evident with the patrons. We were greated by friendly/polite staff who were great throughout the evening.
Ardeche has a menu complimented with a large blackboard of specials giving you plenty of options. Following some very tasty honey, garlic roasemary bread for mains I ordered the lamb cutlet with seeded mustard and veges off the blackboard whilst Mrs G had the stuffed chicken breast off the regular menu. When the food arrived I was greated by a small portion on a large plate (I should have guessed when the menu said cutlet – singular) and while the sauce was very tasty the cutlet was overcooked and a bit dry. Mrs G made the same comment about the chicken being dry. The side salad on the other hand was large and extremely tasty.
For desert I had the Croquembouche (couple of profiteroles and spun toffee) which was great. Mrs G had the Creme Broulee which although very tasty was small.
Summing up Ardeche I think they serve a tasty dish although overpriced for the portion size with great atmosphere.
Following dinner we skipped on over to Dendy and checked out Lars and the real girl. An incredibly funny take on delusional mental illness – go check it out.