I was definitely in for a treat, an 11 course treat, complete with matching wines, sake, a chocolate dessert to die for and a very famous piece of Ocean Trout.
I'm just going to take a short break from my USA posting for one very special post. Since I can remember I have wanted to visit Tetsuya's. I've never been mainly because of the time and money factor, but through my job and just a little bit of luck I finally got to go.
The restaurant is beautiful, set on a renovated heritage listed site on Kent St it is complete with serene Japanese gardens, white tablecloths and beautiful silverware. I know that modern dining is taking a step in a different direction right now but it's still nice to sit down and experience one of the 'original' fine diners in Sydney.
Now I'm going to give you the photo log from the night and talk a little about my favourite bits even though it was impossible not to choose them all.
|Chilled cucumber soup with sheep yoghurt ice-cream|
|Pacific oysters with rice vinegar and ginger|
|Sashimi of yellow fin tuna with shishito & garlic chips|
|Marinated NZ scampi with curd and junsai|
|Confit of ocean trout with konbu, celery & apple|
|Steamed Murray cod with blackbean & bacon|
|Braised Ox tail with sea cucumber & lotus root|
|Pancetta wrapped quail breast with pine mushrooms & chestnuts|
|Cootamundra de-boned rack of lamb, eggplant & white miso|
Now is a good time to introduce you to our dessert courses, starting with a light palate cleansing sorbet with poached apples layered at the bottom.
|Green Apple Sorbet|
|Pear Tarte Tatin|
|Valrhona chocolate pave with cream cheese ice-cream and cinnamon twigs|
The night ended with a visit from the man himself, Tetsuya Wakuda and I got to say a quick hello to tell him I'll be back there as soon as humanly possible!