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.