For my birthday mum took me to the restaurant at MONA.
In a few words. Classy, arty and pricy.
Don’t get me wrong, the meal was ah-may-zing and beautifully presented. But in all establishmets like this, huge plates and small servings. Which were not so small once we had had two courses.
The decor was simple. Nothing stood out. It was designed I think to let the find and service take the light.
We started with a glass of bubbly
Both of us chose the ocean trout with carrot puree. The fish was done to perfection, tender and fall apart. The puree was smooth, creamy and sweet. The sauce was a perfect compliment with subtle flavours.
With a side of potato. Smooth, creamy and I could have licked the bowl clean when we finished.
Dessert was a tough choice, but I had the lemon tart. Quite strong in its tartiness, but creamy and smooth with a delicious creme fraiche.
Mum chose a delicate coffee mousse in custard with chocolate.
We finished, totally stuffed, with a coffee hot chocolate.
The staff were experienced and very knowledgeable in both the menu and (very) extensive wine list. It’s like a novel it’s so thick. Our coats were hung in the cupboard near the register and the bill arrived in a folder (I’ve only ever seen this in the movies).
This is definitely somewhere to go for a special occasion.
All in all a lovely day out and combined with a trek through the museum would make for one memorable day.
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