January 17, 2008
Last night Jeff and I had dinner at Rockpool Bar & Grill which was Georgie's very generous Xmas present.
The restaurant fit-out is great. The decor is modern and luxurious and much bigger then we expected. We were presented with a large menu which is updated daily. Beef is the star of the show, but they boast of having the best seafood in the world as well.
For entree Jeff had a lobster omelette with prawn sauce, which he said was delicious...
but when he tasted mine he wanted to swap. My entree of king prawns with bio-dynamic goat's cheese, tortellini, burnt butter, raisins and pine-nuts was simply fantastic.
With steak being the raison d'etre of the restaurant we both wanted to try it, but with 4 types of beef on the day's menu, and a further choice of 13 various cuts, it wasn't easy to choose. In the end Jeff had the dry-aged 42 days grass-fed 350g rib-eye on the bone...
while I had the Wagyu 240g rump. His was surprisingly the more tender, but the richness of flavour in both was excellent.
Jeff's choice of dessert - cherry trifle - was disappointing, but my Strawberry juice with mango sorbet and fruit was great. The flavour of the strawberry juice (not jus!) was so intense it was as if I'd ordered a yummy cocktail.
Overall, we had a fantastic dining experience. I've read a few bad reviews of the service, but we found it excellent