Quay Restaurant – Best Restaurant in Australia

When you attend a wedding reception at Quay Restaurant, it’s hard to decide what is the bigger attraction – the bride and groom or the world class food. I admit, rather abashedly, I was more excited about finally tasting Peter Gilmore’s culinary creations than witnessing my friends finally tying the knot. How terrible of me! *hit hand*

Sealed with a kiss!

Dashi jelly - very unami
Dashi jelly – very unami
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Jamon on a cheesy crostini?
Scallop sashimi
Scallop sashimi
Arancini
Arancini
Freshly baked sourdough(?) bread roll
Freshly baked sourdough(?) bread roll
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Baby beetroots, woodside goats curd, purple carrot, pomegranate, molasses crumbs, red garnet, beetroot leaves, violets
Entree - masterstock chicken and sea scallop salad, fine noodles, smoked eggplant cream, virgin sesame oil, pea flowers
Entree – masterstock chicken and sea scallop salad, fine noodles, smoked eggplant cream, virgin sesame oil, pea flowers
Roasted mulloway, confit tomatoes, fennel, leeks, capers, young herbs, celery heart
Roasted mulloway, confit tomatoes, fennel, leeks, capers, young herbs, celery heart
Poached fillet of pasture raised veal, parsnip cream mushrooms, lentil and jerusalem artichoke leaves
Main – Poached fillet of pasture raised veal, parsnip cream mushrooms, lentil and jerusalem artichoke leaves.
^ This was by far the more delicious of the two. The meat was perfectly tender, the mushrooms tasty and delicious, and what I loved the most was the crumble on top.
Jersey cream, salted caramel, prunes, walnuts, ethereal sheets
Jersey cream, salted caramel, prunes, walnuts, ethereal sheets
^ What is ethereal sheets???
wild cherry compote, coconut cream, chuao chocolate crumble, cherry juice and chocolate sorbet
wild cherry compote, coconut cream, chuao chocolate crumble, cherry juice and chocolate sorbet

Although the food was the best I have had at a wedding. I thought I was going to be blown out of the world, and to be honest, I was not. It was just good food, not out of this world food. Maybe because it was a wedding and it’s a bit of a mass catering that it’s not possible to get their normal food out all at the same time.

Still, I’d like to end with a line from Uncle Max in The Sound of Music – “I like rich people. I like how rich people live.”

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