Monday, October 31, 2016

25 (South Yarra) 10/2016

This place looks quite elegant and their internet site suggests that they are a cut above the average. (And so do their prices)

On the night we ate there we found a few problems. the waiters were abrupt, snatching away the menus, and, on the other hand, over familiar, putting a hand on one of the guests shoulders as though he were a friend. Not a good start.
they have a pleasant salad.

An entree of snails in a pastry covered pot with tarragon and garlic in a white sauce

was unusual and very nice.
Scallops, all four of them, 

with a cauliflower puree were very ordinary.
This king fish carpaccio with lemon dressing was good.

Main courses left a lot to be desired.

Confit of Duck with kipfler potatoes, orange sauce $36

was dry and stringy.

Ottolenghi style crispy pork belly with star anis & citrus sauce $36 was also desperately over cooked and missed the rich fat that makes this so tasty.

Lamb chops. Probably the best of what we ate.

Nothing like overcooked fish!
Desserts were rather good.
Pear Tarte Tatin

ticked all the boxes for me, 
but the souffle was a bit too sweet.

 In all I found this experience extremely disappointing.
Score:13 /20

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