It’s been some time since I last visited. I heard that the restaurant has new additions to their menu and I came by with my colleague for lunch.
We were hungry and ordered quite a few dishes to try.
- Crab Cakes: $20. These were decent sized, which is good for 4! Its packed full of crab meat and nothing else. Its coated with breadcrumbs before being deep fried. Its served with pea salad tossed with sauce gribiche and mint oil. The pea salad was interesting, as it has a nice crunch. It reminds me a lot of a coleslaw, with a celery taste.
- Spicy Lamb Spring Rolls: $20. This has a bit of Morrocan feel to it. Minced spiced lamb wrapped in a spring roll and deep fried. Its served with dollops of yoghurt and avocado, and fresh salsa. Loved the presentation. Good sized portions!
- Warm Octopus Terrine: $21. The octopus leg is sous-vide into a terrine, sliced thinly and layered on a plate with a drizzle of preserved lemon dressing. Its then garnished with garlic and parsley potatoes, cherry tomatoes and Romanesco. The octopus were really tender and tasty with the dressing. Really good. Must-order!
- Guacamole Risotto: $20. Interesting, a avocado-guacamole risotto, with yoghurt and poached free range hen’s egg. The egg had an orange yolk, which the staff said only comes with free range eggs. Its really yummy. Must-try!
- Braised Beef cheek; $32. Sou-vide cooked, and served with black truffle mash, roasted mushroom and red wine jus. Beef was tender and came apart easily when I dug in. Tasty and yummy. Recommended!
- Roast Barramundi: $26. Loved the presentation. Two pieces of barramundi pan roasted and placed in a granite bowl atop a bed of wasabi flavoured mash potato, shimeji mushrooms, sea asparagus and lotus root. Hot dashi gauzzetto is provided that you pour into the bowl. On the side is fried sago sprinkled with shiso pepper that you can add to the soup for added spice. Fish is fresh and everything came together well. Nice!
- Kangaroo Fillet: $34. The kangaroo loin was cooked sous-vide and grilled. Served with roast brussel sprouts, pine nuts with bacon and baby onions, sautéed warrigal greens and vinegar jus. The meat doesn’t feel gamey at all. The pine nuts with bacon is also good.
- Espresso Espuma: $18. Its really light. It has brownie cookies at the bottom and a buckwheat caramel bar on the top of the glass. Ladies will love this. Must-try!
- Passionfruit & Chocolate Tart: $18. The Guayaquil’s bitter ganache has passionfruit reduction within and on the plate. There’s also pop candy in the tart which gave a nice tingling feeling when you eat it. Unique and delicious. The reduction is really tart and gives a good balance to the rich dessert. Try it!
Also tried the Bloody Mary Cocktail with bacon. I had to order this when I learnt there was bacon with this cocktail. Its spicy. Now, this is a drink that you can bite, chew and drink all at the same time!
No regrets dining here and we had a good time.