Cloudland is a venue with function rooms, bars, bands and a restaurant. It is a really interesting space with a roof that opens up to the sky. It has a bit of a 1920's vibe going, with lots of spectacular lights, chandeliers, sumptuous couches and a water wall. It is situated in The Valley, which was once home to prostitutes, homeless persons, crooked cops and drug dealers. I have a feeling there are still a few of all of those around if you look hard enough.
The Valley is great if you are under 25, and looking for some fun. We felt like fish out of water as we walked up to the venue for the awards night we were attending. (Mr P. was up for some building design awards). But that may also have been because we were dressed in 1920's gear.
|Mr P. doing his gangsta impersonation |
|a motley crew :=) of gorgeous friends |
I am not a fussy eater, people! Honestly! I will eat just about anything presented to me; I have even eaten tripe, and chicken hearts, and veal when I was vegetarian. But sadly I went home hungry this night. I would have to say this meal was one of the worst I've (not) eaten. So, 'nuff said about that.
|the pork belly|
|the cute English croupier|
Yes folks, there were roulette tables, and vingt-et-un, and whatever else you play at casinos. Such fun! I stood around just loving this fellow's accent, and expertise with the cards.
|the rib fillet |
Funny story: Mr P. is disabled and can't use a knife so I was cutting up the chicken for him. The waiter very kindly noticed and asked if we wanted it to be cut up for him. Yes please! The funny part is the chicken came back as beef. Yes miraculously his chicken had been reborn as cow. Oh how we laughed and we laughed...
|sticky toffee pudding|
|more gorgeous friends|
|looking up at the glass ceiling - tables reflected above |
It was a great night! And why did I mention crazies? Because going to The Valley on a Saturday night is an exercise in craziness. There are just hundreds and hundreds of barely dressed girls (in Winter!), and drunken people everywhere, all trying to get into the trendiest clubs. Now that they have introduced ID scanning, the queues are even longer. Thankfully, not my worry:=)
Cloudland - 641 Ann Street,
Ph: 07 3872 6600