The absolute highlight for me that night was the Haloumi. It tastes like a tasty mozzarella; it's not as salty as your normal haloumi but I'm told it's hand made by some greek grandma and only distributed to three places - Carlisle being one of them. It's a must try!
If you are a fan of gin and whiskey then you'll also love the cocktails. If you are soft and normally stick to vodka like myself then you will get smashed really quickly from the cocktails. My favourite for the night though was called South of the Border (Tequila, mezacal, passionfruit, lime and vanilla). I wasn't a fan of all of the cocktails.
Please note: I was invited to the Carlisle Bar for a cocktail and tapas tasting. It was great because I got to meet a few other fellow food bloggers. It was a very well organised event.
I came back here early on 6pmish on a Friday night and it was dead. Hopefully they can attract more people and revive that atmosphere.
|grilled haloumi cheese, topped with purple grape and balsamic reduction - $14 (you'll get 4 pieces)|
THIS IS A MUST TRY ABOVE !!!!
|Eastside Fizz - Beefeater gin + lime + mint + Perrier water + sweetness.|
|Lightly floured and fried prawn cutlet, served with three dipping sauces - sweet chilli plum, soy teriyaki and wasabi aioli $18 - you'll get about 8 prawns|
|Blood & Sand - Chivas + Cherry & Herring + Antica Formula + Ardbeg + fresh orange.|
|Beef tenderloin - rolled in mixed peppers, barbecued and served medium rare with a bourbon jus and garlic crisps. $24 (you'll probably get 3 fold as pictured here)|