Libronz, Wollongong CBD
Misel and I had a great catch up one week night - and what a good suggestion he had in Libronz, along lower Crown Street in Wollongong CBD. The last time I had Spanish cuisine was at El Bulli (Elizabeth Street, Surrey Hills, Sydney CBD). Wollongong city centre was abuzz with more than its share of vehicular traffic that evening, most probably due to a gathering at a reserve park ocean side. Misel is more into diving at Bondi and spending more time with his lovely daughter - so it was good to be able to relax and even email a good mate in London, Dule.
Tapas come to the mind of many when we go Espanol - but the meaty mains we ordered were well done and turned out good. It is compulsory to have sangria to come with the meal. Tapas are akin to Korean entree selections served on small and delectable dishes. Spanish tapas originated in the Andulasian region. A variety of tapas choices exist - seafood, vegetarian, spicy, omelette, cheese, ham, etc - but consuming them is a ritual, echoing of comfort food, gatherings and snacks. We had prawns, mushrooms, olives and chicken in our selection that evening.
The scene at the end of the dinner (above) and the tastefully decorated dining room (below) before most of the guests arrived. Libronz is situated at a food hub at the corner of Crown and Corrimal Streets, with neighbours like Michael's (Italian), JJs (Indian) and Lower East Cafe (modern Australian).