All right, now this one is about this restaurant called Charred, which is situated in Orange. How we discovered this restaurant is quite interesting. A husband wife couple who were a friend of my girlfriend and now my friends as well, had recently bought a new swanky i30 top end model. We were keen to get the experience and hence we decided to go for a road trip to Orange for berry picking. Now mind you, this was right after the night of the Christmas party in the city, so you probably reckon you know how I felt when I had to go for this with a hangover and a sleep of just 5 hours. It was terrible initially, but once on the road, the drive, fresh air and a bit of sleep with loads of water and piankillers got me moving. Thankfully I wasn’t driving!
Now after our berry picking, we were in search of food. Now this was my second visit to Orange. The last time I was here, it was winters and I left orange thinking, its probably a bit over rated as a foodie destination as I didn’t exactly find anything spectacular. Besides, being a small town and being close to 2:00 P.M., I was actually flipping, thinking that we might end up going to macca’s. Nonetheless we checked a few places, shortlisted on two spots, one of them was Charred. As we reached Charred, to begin with, there was a parking and a rustic looking seating outside and grand entrance. As we entered, we asked for the menu and the interiors looked quite modern and upscale. We looked at the menu and there were number of items, and there was a 4 course menu for $65. Initially we looked at the menu and walked thinking it was a bit pricy. As we stepped out, we were acutally starving and we realized, this may be a bet worth taking. So we walked back in and settled in. Interiors were actually quite modern and classy. As we entered there was a big wine rack, followed by mixed seating spaces. Look at the menu and we quickly decided what we wanted to have. We were told that all four of us should order the same items in the four courses and then they would get appropriate portions. We did request on the desert to be two different items rather than one item and which the restaurant kindly agreed.