Between walking around town and visiting the galleries, lunch was conveniently settled at Persimmon which was in the middle of the gardens of NGV International. They had a promotion going for tickets to the Gustave Moreau exhibition, which suited our purpose perfectly.
The man had a spiced braised lamb loin of sorts with grilled vegetables and cous cous. Told you he's on a meat binge. He enjoyed that since it was a dainty portion. My main was simple, but out of this world. I loved it! Broccoli risotto with goat's cheese sprinkled with pine nuts. I asked the man if he could replicate this. He does a mean pumpkin risotto, so I assume this version with broccoli can be done. He went into a rhetoric about how broccoli doesn't blend as well as pumpkin. He got really scientific about it and I stopped listening halfway. Heheheheh.
We made it to dessert. We shared a sticky date pudding with matcha ice-cream and milk jam. It wasn't sickeningly sweet and was quite good. I took 3 small bites before passing it all to the man who merrily finished everything. He has a sweet tooth and is always sad because I rarely order desserts with our meals. So this once, he cleaned the dessert plate.