Serving a 10 course degustation menu at a price incomparable to others it’s a definite must-try. Run by ex-Vue De Monde team, head chef Clint McIver, dessert king Charlie Carrington and the very lovely host Aline Rolim.and Masa the sommelier.
We did a triple date that evening and were all thoroughly impressed with the food, service and affordable price. The attention to detail was immaculate – in presentation and in cooking processes.
Photos: 1/ Puffed barramundi skin with native lemon and pepper 2/ Devilled egg and Crispy milk oyster cream 3/ Pikelet, lamb belly, macadamia 4/ Ocean king prawn, carrot, pomelo, chamomile yogurt, wild fennel 5/ Spanish mackerel, sauce of wallaby tail, cabbages 6/ Freshly baked steaming bread 7/ Freshly baked steaming bread with butter 8/Paroo kangaroo, beetroot juice, native fruits and red mustard 9/ Toasted cheese sandwich 10/ Mandarin, smoked milk, rice custard, ginger beer granita, popping candy 11/ Iced Vovo
The standout dishes of the evening were:
The devilled egg which can only be described as a delectable moreish savoury macaron (I honestly could have had a plateful)
The spanish mackerel, surprisingly, as I’m not really much of a fish fan with an amazing wallaby tail sauce that had been cooked for hours
The freshly baked sourdough bread which, as you tore open, steamed and released a mouthwatering aroma, the same kind of aroma as when you walk past the bakery first thing in the morning or past Mrs. Fields, mmmm!
The toasted cheese sandwich which was different from what we all expected – delice de bourgogne, a type of fine French cheese which tastes like a cross between a brie and blue cheese, shallots cooked in pear juice sandwiched between 2 cardamom crisps
The shaved iced with mandarin, smoked milk, rice custard, ginger beer granita and popping candy – this was a refreshing palette cleanser with surprising bits of popping candy. The process of smoking the milk was incredible, using specialty charcoal sourced from Japan at $400 per/kg to produce just the right flavour
Last but not least was the iced Vovo with poached meringue sitting on top of jam, coconut ice cream on top, freeze dried raspberries and other delicious ingredients I can’t remember because I was too excited to eat it!