If you're a fan of fish, ever in Hunter Valley, Australia; fancy wine and fine dining,
then Leaves and Fishes would be the place.
I had my first lunch in Hunter Valley on my second day, it was only a stone throw away from where I stayed, which was a beautiful estate house named Lillians.
Love the fork
The crispy salmon was a delight to have, the bed of creamy and soft mash potato was a definite plus point. :D
The fresh vege was a compliment to the salmon, buttery and bathed in rich, fresh herbal olive oil.
My partner ordered the "real" fish and chips tapered with sea salt and sweet malt vinegar.
The boring name of the dish was a contrast to the taste of the food. The presentation was not only splendid, the classic dish won us over with its creativity and taste.
I also love the restaurant's personal touch on its deco.
Leaves and Fishes
737 Lovedale Rd,
Lovedale NSW Australia 2320
Tel: +61 (02) 49307400
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I've always wanted to go to C. Club for a drink, since it's opening, I've heard a great deal about it.
Weeks ago I had the chance to do so, not just once, but twice.
My dining partner and I were catching up after a long break so he decided to order a whole bottle of Chardonnay from Jacob's Creek, Barossa Valley.
Fruity, crisps, slight acidic, but easy on the throat. I really like it.
Halfway through we ordered two plates (one each) of Foie Gras with Scallops but found the pairing an absolutely fail. Definitely to better go with something sweeter, like Moscato late harvest or Botrytis Semillon.
Personally, the dish itself was divine, but I thought scallops and foie gras together are an absolutely no go. They don't go well together, never should.
One is a seafood, chewy and blant and should be pan seared to savour the freshness and texture of the white flesh; the other, rich, fatty, creamy, pan seared to be paired with dessert wine, the combination however, form a disaster.
Also, I thought the dish on the menu appeared much bigger than in real.
(overall verdict, lovely ambiance and service, love the duck confit)
The C. Club
Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141 3160