The opportunity to eat at perhaps my favourite Wellington restaurant, Tinakori Bistro, the other night. The menu changes little, but the food’s always great. It was a cold night so the seafood chowder with smoked salmon a perfect beginning, the saltiness of the smoked salmon perfectly offsetting the creaminess of the soup. Then the venison, unfortunately not as hot as it should have been when it reached the table, but no complaint about the combination of medium rare cervena with the potatoes gratin, the glazed red onions, roasted garlic and, port sauce. And to finish, dessert, delicious white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake, with sorbet and crème anglaise. I walked back to my car after dinner feeling the world was a good place. That’s the effect of such a satisfying meal.