Night has fallen. Time to feed… :[>
It's been a while since my last Feed Report, so I'll make it up to you by stuffing my face until I need to be wheeled out on a stretcher. :)
Fancy new restaurants are few and far between, but tonight's restaurant is certainly one of them.
After a short drive up to Crafers, I head down a dark driveway, and into a complex of very fancy buildings. Old style, but partly-modernised to a very high standard. The main building is lit up by spotlights. I've been here before. It was my high school formal. I hope they don't recognise me. :o
Tonight's dinner will be a seven-course degustation. However, they've sneakily added two courses, to make it nine.
I am 7+, so I am old enough to eat this course.
This piece of meat is soft, and has a lot of flavour. It almost tastes and feels like meat that's aged. As I predict, I don't like it with the wasabi, but with the salt grains, it just lets the flavour of the meat be the focus.
The cow would be proud to have contributed to this dish.
The waitress sprinkles the frozen mandarin sorbet onto the dish.
Sorbet and custard just don't go together. A tangy taste is nice in sorbet, but not in something creamy or heterogeneous. However, the contrasting citrus tastes - yuzu and mandarin - are very novel and refreshing, helping to make this dish much better over all.
The chocolate Grenache (the cake) has a thin layer of orange in the middle. There are a lot of subtle chocolate flavours here, and the subtle orange flavour really adds an interesting tang. The sorbet is another unknown flavour, but it does its job of contrasting to the velvety cake.
All in all, this wasn't bad. A new restaurant will take its time to get its menu sorted out. $164 for nine courses is also cheaper than usual. I should pop in here and get take-away sometime, at that price. :P
I take a moment afterwards, to stroll around the place. There are lots of lounges and quiet rooms. It's much more like an old house than a restaurant.
Now, time to return to my sarcophagus in the city. :[>