September 28, 2011


Date visited: July 27th 2009

187 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 9639 6811
Food: Modern Australian with Asian influences

White and whole grain sourdough was served with a parmesan, garlic and rosemary infused olive oil and a trio of condiment dishes: seaweed and dashi salt (with sesame seeds and toasted fish flakes); dried chilli and yellow sugar mixture; and prickly ash (flavoured with sichuan pepper)

Amuse bouche - closer detail below

Japanese inspired oyster shooter with a soba noodle nori roll

Cube of daikon with lotus root and seafood broth

Seared scallops with spiced corn puree, chorizo and black vinegar dressing, topped with a hot and sour salad

Wild mushroom tortelli with wagyu salami, crispy lotus root and a soft herb salad

Fried polenta with sauteed mushrooms, crispy parmesan wafer, peas and a poached quail egg - finished off with a mellow veal jus, chervil and and dill

Pan-fried sea bream with a seared scallop, creamed jerusalem artichoke, caviar and chive oil

Seven score Wagyu beef with spinach and crispy taro chips

From left, going clockwise and into the centre: Caramel parfait with confit apple, salted popcorn and a rice paper tuile; creme brulee with jerusalem artichoke crisps; *cannot recall the next two items :(* ; cherry ripple ice-cream with rosewater turkish delight; bittersweet dark chocolate torte with strawberry sorbet

Petit four - chocolate truffles

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