Monday, September 19, 2011

Lunch - Flying Fish

We decided to reward ourselves with a Friday lunch at Flying Fish.  Haven't been there for a while and it was such a lovely day, the idea of sitting by the harbour was irresistible!
And of course that meant a Dirty Belvedere Vodka Martini before we ordered and while we perused the menu.  The gorgeous bread rolls with two types of butter - one normal and the other with black salt, were impossible to refuse.
 I decided on the Ocean Trout (Smoked Confit of Petuna Ocean Trout with Beetroot Mousse, Puffed Quinoa, Horseradish + Beetroot infused Trout Roe).  Really perfect.
Hal ordered the River Bed (Hand Rolled Penne with slow Poached Marron Tails, Vongole, crisp School Prawns, Mud Crab and Fennel Jus).  Divine.
I then ordered Blue Eye (Roasted Blue Eye Trevalla with textures of Potato, White Anchovy & Herb Vinaigrette.    Again - perfect.
Hal ordered the Prawn Curry (Sri Lankan King Prawn Curry with Snapper Croquette, Date & Tamarind Chutney, Pickled Carrot & Parsley Mallum), even though he had had it before.  But he said it was delicious.
Of course we had to order the Flying Fish Hand Cut Chips with Chili Salt, and the Fennel, Orange & Green Olive Salad.
But then we saw this amazing looking dish on the 'Pass' but couldn't figure out what it was.  When we asked, we were told it was the Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Sherry Vinaigrette & Puffed Wild Rice.  Of course we couldn't resist.  I loved them, and I thought my Brussel Sprouts were good! 
Hal really wanted to try the desserts - as in the most 'crunchy' one, so the Poached Pears, Pain d'Epices Crumble, Rhubarb Sorbet & Poire Williams' Anglaise was recommended.  He loved it.
I settled for a cheese plate.
Peter Kuruvita and Head Chef Stephen Seckold are inspirational.  The staff were very efficient, friendly and helpful.  Highly recommended.


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