Monday, May 24, 2010

MoMO Restaurant

MoMo Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt is beautiful. It's elegance is emphasized by subdued lighting from tracks of crystal chandeliers
curving around the ceiling. Everything about the place is lovely. The service is well mannered, calm attentive and informed. Although they basically serve one of two set price menus ($100 or $140) depending on the number of dishes, for sharing when pushed they did offer an a la carte menu off the set menu, which turned out to be a more expensive option. Food is beautifully presented beginning with a colourful beaker of raw vegetables and a dipping sauce
followed by a fried oyster won ton, a main and ending with an eye catching dessert of small dishes.
There is only one problem - you have to like that sort of food and those spices. For me it was over seasoned. For example the fish which, I like just just cooked through to maintain as much succulent flavour as possible, was very well cooked and overwhelmed by the seasoning. The lamb suffered the same problem with the seasoning.
A fetta and tomato salad was excellent but hardly a challenge for a chef.We wanted to see what it was like and now we've seen it.
If you love sharing, and modern middle eastern cooking you would give
high marks for everything except the bill. Somehow five of us managed $60 for bottled water and a less than astonishing Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir for $150.
Score: 15/20, otherwise 13.5/20


John Salisbury said...

Elliot, was that 13.5 for service or food?

Just love looking at your site

Kind regards John

Elliot and Sandra said...

Hi John
13.5 was our mark for the food. Everything else, except the price, and that also,in its way, was exceptional.