"Darling, Luke Magnan trained with Michel Roux at the Waterside Inn!!".
This line, erotica to any foodie, and so it was that glass
that was chosen for a dinner during Rali's visit. I love foodies, it was said last night I should be with someone from the food industry (they work long hours so I would rarely see them, and when I did, it would be to eat and talk about good food and wine, and those that like food and wine must surely be those that like all sensual delights...).
And so off we went last night, Rali, Wayne, Stephen and I, for the six-course, $110 degustation (Stephen the vegetarian option, which was amazing). First of all, can I say how much I love tasting menus, and how much I enjoyed last night: brilliant food in a sexy setting with fun friends - there's not much more that makes me happier. Since most of my friends couldn't care less about food, maybe I should start a dating/friend site: eyecandyfoodies.com?
Amuse-bouche of barely-boiled egg swirled with vanilla cream, topped with roe and gold leaf *FAVOURITE*
Scallop ceviche on top of diced potatoes, with horseradish cream, caviar and chives
Ocean trout confit on pickled cucumbers with fried echalots
Stephen's fig and blue cheese tart was amazing: the smell of warm buttery pastry makes me swoon
Roasted quail with sage farce, confit leg, morel mushroom ragout, mash, sauce soubise
Sumac roasted veal loin roasted fig, sweetbread and fennel salad, cauliflower puree
Forgot to photograph the cheese course, too busy eating.
Espresso parfait topped with marscapone and blueberries
Tonight the girls are dressed, fabulously, by TopShop and Bally (me), Zara and MaxMara (Rali)
And since Zeta was closed, naturally at the busiest time of year, it was down to Marble Bar for a cocktail, and for jumping up onto the bar and channeling 007: