|salmon tartare / sumac / cucumber and white anchovies / smoked tomato puree / capers|
We start with the duo of seafood on chia & quinoa crisps ($16.0) which is a beautifully presented dish, but unfortunately the taste was lacking. The salmon didn’t taste overly fresh, and a lot of the flavour was lost on the crisps which were dry and very hard. With anchovy as one of the main flavours, that’s saying a lot.
I did not expect the seafood claypot – saffron rice with prawns, calamari, fish & mussels ($25.0) to be my favourite dish of the night. It is very simple, risotto style rice infused with the flavours of seafood which aren’t chewy or tasteless. It had a hint of sweetness, just to bring out the flavour of the mussels and it worked a treat.
I personally cannot go past a good Roasted pork belly with fennel, apple & toasted walnuts ($26.0), and though these pieces were small, it really filled you up. The salad was light and refreshing, and the pork belly decadent. Just enough fat and crackling to make you feel deliciously naughty.
TL;DR A nice restaurant, close enough to walk to Jock’s down the road