Degustation plate (dark) ($17.50)
The ultimate lindt cafe sample plate including St. Moritz cake, chocolate truffle, nut slab, delice and lindt chocolate icecream
Lindt Cafe, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour
NSW 2000 Australia
Degustation plate (dark) ($17.50)
after five visits to Bungalo 8 they finally had some oysters. Yay!
oysters with asian sauce topping
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Tasting plate consisting of baked cauliflower custard with parmesan crisp, pressed braised pork cheek with apple chutney, pan fried dory fillet with confit cherry tomato and aubergine caviar and thai style duck salad wiith seared scallop and palm sugar dressing. ($35 including a glass of Brown Brothers wine, James Squire ale or mineral water)
(seared scallop on thai duck salad)
First we sampled the thai-style duck salad with seared scallop. An amazing blend of flavours, with the duck salad's thai spices contrasting the gentle flavour of the scallop which was cooked to perfection.
Next was the pan fried dory fillet - sweet and succulent, melting in the mouth with a light buttery taste, causing everyone at our table to moan with happiness. So much flavour within the aubergine caviar which was enhanced by the fresh, sweet flavours of the tomato.
After that, A hit with the males at our table was the braised pork cheek with apple chutney. The crackle was crispy with the meat succulent, complemented by the sweet sauce.
The last portion of the sample platter was a still-warm baked cauliflower custard with parmesan crisp. All but one of the custards was perfectly made, with one person being disappointed that the custard had separated a little - causing a pool of milky water at the bottom of the cup. The flavours were gentle and soothing with the Parmesan crisp not adequate for dipping into the cup but a tasty accompaniment nonetheless.
We followed the sample platter with a shared plate of goats cheese tart ($16 for 4 pieces).
I have to say that it was my favourite part of the lunch - and that is an amazing statement since I absolutely loved the scallop and dory portions of the meal. The goats cheese melted in your mouth, complemented by the pastry which was warm and flaky, the freshness of the rocket balanced out the flavours. Utterly brilliant. By the time we had enjoyed the last bite we were already planning on returning for more.
11 Lime Street, King Street Wharf
Sydney NSW 2500
Monday - Friday 12pm - 3pm
Monday - Saturday 6pm until late
http://www.essencerestaurant.com.au/ Tweet This
Need something to wash it down? Try a midorita
Other alternatives include the Gringos Plate (left) and Oaxaca plate (right)
Oaxaca plate- a chicken enchilada, chilli verde, beef taquito, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, salad & rice. $19.90
Gringo plate- chilli con carne burrito, fiesta chicken, beef flauta, rice, salad, guacamole, sour cream & salsa. $21.90
There are many tasty meals to choose from.
Amigos Mexican Restaurant
112-116 Keira St
WOLLONGONG NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4229 8181
Fax: 02 4225 8547
- Aromatic duck pancakes (plate of aromatic pork with pancakes (4)
- Garlic king prawns (4 - $5.50)
- Tempura king prawns (4 - $5.50)
- BBQ Meat Platter (BBQ Duck and Pork - $12)
- Vegetarian Tofu with Satay sauce (8 pieces - $5.50)
- Scallop and vegetable dim sims (4 - $5.50)
Aromatic Duck pancake was as delicious as it had been on Valentines Day when it was part of Peking Duck banquet.
The garlic king prawns and tempura king were delicious. I would definitely order them again. BBQ Meat platter was amazing value and would make a good starter for a group whilst they make up their mind on what to order. The pork was done in a char sui style and the duck had a delightfully crispy skin and lots of flavour.
The vegetarian tofu was creamy and silky with satay sauce which was used with other yum cha meals as well. We ended on the delicious scallop and vegetable dim sims which we had ordered last time.
A lovely yum cha experience washed down with an Iced Bubble Green Tea Tweet This
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