Follow the wharf all the way down and the smell of freshly cooked seafood will lead you the rest of the way.
|Here's a photo so you don't get lost!|
Once you see this, follow the wharf down
|Front of restaurant/Bar area|
As we walked through the restaurant to be seated by the friendly wait staff, it was hard not to admire the stunning interior and set out of the dining area. Wooden pillars gave the restaurant a warm steak house feel which was dimly lit by a barrage of light bulbs.
Before embarking on the chef's tasting menu the family was bombarded with four different starters. It's been a while since we were here...so I've kind of forgotten a few things.
|Salmon Mousse, Watercress served on Papadum|
|Tuna Tartare on Seaweed Crisp|
|The Shangri La Dee Da|
Lychee, Lime, Cranberry, Lemonade
|Apple Upsetting the Almond Cart|
Apple, Ruby Grapefruit Juice,
Orgeat Syrup and fresh Passionfruit
Strawberry, Lime, White Sugar, Cranberry
|Hi Mum & Dad|
Our drinks arrived on cue, with Mum, Dad and Patty enjoying their own little mocktail party. Andrew and I on the other hand opted for the wine pairings with our degustation. (who named these mocktails...seriously?)
I do have an abnormal obsession with degustation bread so if restaurants want a happy Bernard, then an adequate amount of soft bread with velvety butter will do the trick. I can safely say that I left a happy man after being offered numerous slices of bread.
|Smoked Salmon Consomme with|
Saffron & Bacon
|Crustaceans & Flavours|
|Crab Wrapped in Lettuce Leaf|
|Crayfish Poached in Truffle Butter|
|Yellowfin Tuna, Pork Belly, Pink Grapefruit|
Black Pepper Caramel
|Petuna Ocean Trout, Crisp Quinoa, Tonburi|
Miso Cream & Shitake Broth
|John Dory with Smoked Almond, Cauliflower|
Brown Butter & Tamarind Vinaigrette
served with White Soy, Mirin & Lime
Now we turn our attention to some freshly chucked oysters. No clue what the names mean but I'm guessing they're just the types of oysters. Each kind varied in smoothness and sweetness but the family enjoyed them all.
|Stir Fried Duck Breast, Nameko, Buckwheat|
Spring Onion & Rhubarb
|Lamb Eye of Loin, Smoked Lamb Sausage, Salt Bush|
Parsley Root, Pickled Peach
|Served with some SALAD!|
|Smoked Cheddar Mousse with Pickled Aple|
Crisp Rye & Mead
with Grapefruit & Elderflower Granita
|Valrhona 'Ivory' Chocolate Yuzu Ganache, Yuzu Sponge|
Honeycomb, Buttermilk Mousse & Mandarin Ice Cream
|Rhubarb & Strawberries, Mascarpone, Pistachio|
Rosella & Strawberry Sorbet
To end the night we finished with some petit fours and coffee. Thanks again to Andrew for taking us out for Mum's birthday! The food was excellent, especially the seafood (considering it's what you come here for) and it was awesome to enjoy some quality family time.
Category: Fine Dining