Albert went out on Friday night, and bagged the last free table in the Australian Hotel. Apparently the idea was to have dinner there, but his partner was running late. It seems her bus got stuck in traffic (who would have thought there'd be heavy traffic on a Friday night?). Too late now for a pub meal, they had to go to plan B, but at least Albert had time first to down a couple of a local brew called White Rabbit at $4.60 for two thirds of a pint.
They ended up eating on the harbour at a mafia ripoff joint for tourists and tarts. Albert has no time for Italians, but even he raved about the dessert, a $7 doughnut stuffed with ricotta and cinnamon, called Panerotto. And apparently the english tea came in a large pot, very hot and very black.
The play/concert/opera has been reviewed elsewhere, so let's look instead at Albert's plagiarised review of White Rabbit White Ale:
wheat & spice, coriander, orange peel and other oddball additions, refreshing hints of juniper berry, with fruity aromas and only a gentle amount of bitterness. A touch of local honey naturally conditions the ale, with a final abv of 4.5%.