Monday, April 13, 2009

Zest Restaurant

Dinner time at Port Stephen and we've made a booking at Glenn Thompson's award winning restaurant Zest (awarded one chef's hat by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide). The food was fabulous and the chef's hat; justly deserved.
We started off with the sourdough with truffle butter ($2.50 for 2 slices). Yes we had to pay for bread, but a 2 course dinner costs $60 pp and a 3 course dinner $70 pp at Zest. We were happy with adding an additional $2.50 onto our bill considering a 3 course dinner inclusive of free bread would, in a one chef hat establishment in Sydney, have set us back at least a $100 pp.  


Duck Confit w/ Baby Spinach & Speck, Jus Gras

Veal Carpaccio w a Smoked  Capsicum Dressing, Whipped Lemon Oil, Capers & Fennel

Scallops & Quail Boudin w/ a Parsley & Lentil Salad, Bordelaise Sauce

Sauteed Garlic Snails w/ Potato and Mint Tortellini, Salsa Verde

Black Angus Scotch Fillet w/ Pomme Mousseline, Roasted Beetroot, Watercress Gel, Red Wine Sauce - Divine!

Pan Fried Snapper w/ Salted Zucchini, Fennel, Kipflers, Mussel & Saffron Dressing 

Slow cooked WA Lamb w/ Peas, Iceberg, Feta & Black Olive Crumble

Passionfruit Souffle w/ a Raspberry Sorbet

Chocolate & Liquorice Parfait w/ Blackberry Compote & Coconut

Creme Catalan w/ Mixed Berries/ Pistachio Coulis & Strawberry Dust

Fig Galette w/ Muscovado Ice Cream & Honeycomb

Rhubarb Assiette - Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Ravioli, Foam & Tuille Biscuit

Zest Restaurant
16 Stockton Street
Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Tel: (02) 4984 2211

Open: Tues - Sat 6.30pm

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