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Situated along the stretch of Purvis Street (where the more popular Saveur resides), this restaurant's... slightly too quiet on a weekday. We were slightly hesitant on walking in as we caught some of the staff's hopeful faces peering into ours, somehow willing us to go in... and we did. We liked the elegant decor, and how the menu is being designed- simple and straightforward. Plus, the dinner set is quite wallet-friendly, at only $48.90 for a 3 course set that has quite a lot of the main dishes in.
We were handed the menu promptly and given glasses of ice water. The server then told us about the specials of the day. One of them caught my attention, though abit pricey at $16- Loster Bisque.
Tray Baked Cod Fish ($36)
White Miso Marinated Cod, Sauteed Shimeiji, Greens, Potato Puree & Bonito Essence
Australian Grain Fed Ribeye Steak (220gm) & Frites ($35)
Grilled Ribeye Steak, Black Pepper Sauce, Pomme Frites, Grilled Roma Tomato & Salad
A bread basket came first, warm with fragrant butter, perfect for my growling tummy.
Followed by the Loster Bisque($16) with two cute wooden spoons, which seemed to enhanced the flavour of the soup. We weren't expecting any lobster meat in there, but there were- 2 shreds of meat. We chewed for a little too long before swallowing... (Precious!) The soup is big enough for two!
The Tray Baked Cod Fish ($36) is a sure-hit for me. I always had a soft spot for fish with mash potatoes, or with spinanch. Somehow the tenderness of the White Miso Marinated Cod goes really well the texture of the Potato Puree. The potatoes itself have to be able to stand out by itself of course. The Sauteed Shimeiji added a sweet note to the whole dish, reminding me of Takoyaki. I would say that this dish is quite girly, great for those who likes sweet.
Australian Grain Fed Ribeye Steak & Frites ($35)
Grain Fed Ribeye, usually can do no wrong...
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