A couple of weeks ago, I entered a giveaway from the Gastrology blog to win a food session at David Jones. And I won! I, naturally, picked cheese session and so my friend and I on Friday went to David Jones to learn about cheese.
After several mix ups and a wait of 45 minutes it became clear that the session wasn't going to happen. David Jones (which for those of you outside of Australia, it's a department store) was very apologetic and gave us each a cheese platter to enjoy. Which we did.
They even gave us some wine. I thought they were going to leave my friend with the bottle which would have been very nice, but instead they just left us with a glass (or two, they gave me glass of wine even though I don't drink).
I tried a new cheese - Persian Feta. The company Yarra Valley Dairy that was supposed to be holding the session felt so awful for the mixup that they promised to send me a hamper of goodies as compensation - hopefully some new cheese that I haven't tried!
Anyway, it was kind of an adventure. One of those days where you set out on a simple quest and then the simplest pleasures of hanging out with a good friend and joking around is so much more fun than the quest itself. If that makes any sense?