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Quay Restaurant, Sydney

09 Sep

Last week was my  birthday so my husband treated me to a fancy schmancy dinner at Quay which I was very excited about, especially after seeing Peter Gilmore on Masterchef a few months ago and watching the finalists make that crazy snow egg. When we booked ages ago I checked out the menu online but the only thing I could remember was the 8 texture chocolate cake and rightly so. OMG it was AMAZING!!!

We had a really nice table with a view of both the harbour bridge and the opera house. The service was perfect, the wine flowed and there was also fireworks which made it seem like a big celebration. The mood lighting resulted in a few of my photos not being that great but I think they still make an awesome food diary. The photos I took with my iPhone actually turned out better than the pics from my camera. I love my iPhone! Oh and there was heaps of people taking photos of their food so I didn’t feel weird or embarrassed at all. Phew!

The amuse bouche was sashimi of tuna with eggplant cream and dashi snow.

Mud crab congee. Hand shelled mud crab, palm hearts, Chinese inspired split rice porridge

The sea pearls. From left to right crab, smoked eel, sea scallop and tuna.

Gentle braise of pearl oyster, rock lobster, shaved squid, lettuce hearts, tapioca, lobster velvet, oyster cream, wasabi flowers

Roasted wild snapper, smoked butter, celeriac cream, young greens, winter melon, vongole juices.

Brett’s cocktail: I can’t remember exactly what it was. Some kind of sour cherry vodka I think. It was nice enough that he had two.

Jackfruit snow egg & the gooey custardy meringue goodness oozing out. Mmmmmmmm

Eight texture chocolate cake featuring Amedei Chocolate. The waitress poured the hot chocolate sauce over the cake at the table and Brett was quick to ask for an extra pour of the sauce. Good one babe!

I was happy with each of my choices and overall I think each dish was very nice and delicate, although slightly small servings. I ate 3 pieces of bread to compensate which I don’t normally do, but it was delicious bread. Definitely an awesome experience and a great way to celebrate my birthday.

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Posted by Anita in Restaurants, Sydney

 

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  1. chocolatesuze

    September 9, 2010 at 2:42 am

    happy birthday dude! everything looks delish esp the chocolate cake zomg yum!

     
  2. Dan

    September 9, 2010 at 7:35 am

    This looks incredible! That chocolate cake has made me go weak at the knees! Snapper looks yum too!
    Glad you have a great birthday!

     
  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    September 10, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Happy Birthday! And what a way to celebrate too!

     
  4. Georgina

    September 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    looks delish neats!

    Can’t wait to try it out next time in Sydney !

     
  5. Chris

    September 11, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Yummm!! Can’t wait to get home and eat here.

     
  6. Phuoc'n Delicious

    September 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Woohoo! Another birthday :D Happy birthday! What a way to celebrate too. Looks like an absolute stunning night. Quay is still on my list of places to go. I’m drooling over that 8 texture choc cake, so did you taste 8 diff textures? :P

     
  7. Anita

    September 15, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Nope I could only taste 4…..I better go back and try again. :)

     
  8. Anita

    September 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! That is a special place to go for a birthday. I went there last year for mine and was delighted. I agree with you on the cake – amazing! Can’t wait for his book to come out :)

     
  9. Kate

    March 2, 2011 at 6:32 am

    I’m just putting it out there – I thought Quay was a teeny tiny bit overrated.