Having always driven past this forever-packed-and-full-of-good-vibe place, I have always wanted to try this place… and it was certainly meant to be!! SK and DP and myself headed there for dinner one fabulous evening.
Because it was too dark, I did not manage to take some photographs of the actual place, but it really didn’t take long before we decided on our meals for the night… so let’s zoom straight into our orders!
- Fish of the Day (with a scallop to top it off!)
- Pan fried crumbed veal with lemon and sage, creamed pumpkin, broccolini
- Crispy skin pork belly with scallop and mash
- Sticky date pudding
- Chocolate Tart
- Bottle of Pizzini Pinot Grigio
Drooling yet? =) Let’s head straight to the mains!
Starting with the meats, SK had the pork belly, and I had a little taste of it… it was divine! This is different from the pork belly mentioned in the menu provided on their website, so please do take note of it. This pork belly was shown in their specials (if I remember correctly), and this turned out to be fantastic!
The crumbed veal came out looking less than I thought it’d be, but after having the first bite, it was quite possibly one of the best crumbed veal I have ever tasted! It was tender, and the veal was actually tasty. The creamed pumpkin was also a great accompaniment to the meat, in fact, I don’t think I have cleaned a plate so well with my fork and knife. Loved my dish!
The fish of the day was presented rather nicely, and was cookde rather nicely too. As with all my meals with the sisters, I get a chance to taste each of their orders as well.
The fish was nice and soft, and it went well with the sauce (bearnaise from memory).
Oh, I forgot to mention that the bottle of wine we ordered was absolutely divine!! We loved it, and if only we did not need to drive… and did not have to head somewhere after the meal!
The sticky date pudding was immersed with butterscotch sauce, and as nice as it was, it was not the best we have tasted, and we would know when DP is actually on a quest to find WA’s best sticky date pudding! There was a tad too much butterscotch sauce for comfort.
The chocolate tart was lovely, but I would not have been able to finish the whole thing myself because it was too rich for my liking. It had a good overall texture though.
The doughnuts were the let down of the desserts. It felt as tho’ the doughnuts were not cooked long enough because it was… well, dough-y. Overall, the desserts were a bit less in comparison to their mains counterparts.
The service was not too bad given how packed the place was, and the overall ambience of the place was beautiful – all that I would have imagined it to be after all those years (yes, I mean years!) of driving past that place.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: S.T. a.k.a. Miss Egg