Monday, 29 August 2011

ARIA, East Circular Quay

We decided to mark J's special milestone birthday at Aria. We had the seasonal tasting menu- with matching wines for the celebrant.

The stunning views of  the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in front of us as we dine.

The ambience couldn't have been more perfect.

Amuse Bouche, Cauliflower Soup

N8 enjoying his plate of fresh oysters.

six freshly shucked Pacific oysters with citrus pearls, pink grapefruit and cucumber

cured New Zealand salmon with kombu and Earl Grey tea, yuzu tapioca and avocado purée

chicken and foie gras parfait with a salad of smoked duck, rhubarb and black pepper

Truffled potato mash, certainly the best I've ever tasted.

Trevalla, kid's portion

2009 Grace Vineyard Koshu, Yamanashi  Japan 

Trevalla steamed fillet with smoked salmon, broccoli, sweet corn and a sour cream baked potato sauce

Peking Duck Consomme with dumplings, shaved abalone and mushrooms

Kurobuta sweet pork belly with pickled watermelon and crackling

2008 El Wanderer Carinyena, Catalunya  Spain

roasted fillet with ricotta gnocchi, pumpkin and mustard fruit purée and a sage and balsamic sauce

Grapefruit Pre-Dessert

caramel poached apple with a ginger bread and cherry macaron and
ginger beer sorbet

...and Happy 40th Birthday, J!

Petit Fours

ARIA Restaurant
1 Macquarie Street
East Circular Quay
Sydney 2000

Tel: +61 2 9252 2555 

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