|North Sydney just before reaching the Harbour Bridge, sunset was unbelievably fiery and gorgeous.|
|View from Flying Fish wharf at night- not really a view...|
You can order individual dishes or you can choose the Tasting($110pp) or Degustation($150pp) menu. We settled on the degustation menu and this is what you get for the degustation menu:
|Seared yellow fin tuna with ruby red grapefruit, sweet pork crackling and black pepper caramel - my favourite dish!!|
|Confit of Petuna ocean trout with pea and black sesame mousse, puffed quinoa and tangerine oil - my second favourite!|
|Crisp soft shell crab with black pepper curry leaf sauce, crispy shallots and coconut salad: a bit bland but then I have a weakness for soft shell crab with green mango salad aka the Thai way|
Left: Pan roasted hapuka (fish) with hazelnut, white balsamic potato, Pantelleria capers & beurre noisette- the fish was incredibly tender and the potatoes looked like they had been tortured with a melon scoop since they were perfectly spherical. There was a single grape that had been peeled and cooked and it was exquisite, makes me want to denude all my grapes now lol
Right: The palate cleanser: Too sour for two of our friends but just perfect for me. The lime sorbet was so tangy and the pomegranates & jelly balanced out the sourness.
Wagyu Mb7+sirloin & braised short rib with smoked leek, king brown mushroom, beetroot and horseradish: The two sauces, smoked leek and wagyu was incredibly delicious. I could have give the chewy mushroom a miss and I gave the braised shredded beef away because it was just too rich in taste.
|Banana tart with salted peanut semi freddo, popcorn and banana curd: The tart is good but I would have preferred a huge piece of semi fredo and lashings of the crumbled popcorn. Or a big bowl of banana curd -YUM!|
|The coffee was beautifully frothy and creamy. The rock sugar was in little packets- I liked that because it gives the impression of being hygienic|
|Petit fours: Aargh...so wasted because I was sooo full already ;_; ...infact...so full that I ended up with a stomach ache from over indulging!|
|Hand cut chips with delectably flavouring: A bit soft and I would have like them a bit crispier but it reminded us of the mamee noodle snack sachet that you sprinkle on the noodles - fingerlickin' good!|
I'd go back again to Flying Fish but next time, I know what I want to order larger serving sizes of. It was a great night and now, back to the kitchen again for some more food preparation for our dinner party tonight :)