Friday, June 10, 2011

Private Dining at Jellyfish Restaurant

Had dinner at the famed Jellyfish Restaurant at Eagle Street Pier. It was bustling for a Thursday night and the atmosphere was buzzing. We had the private dining room with 20 of Graham's work colleagues and while the menu looked a vegetarian, it looked empty.

The waitress was lovely, and brought out a bocconcini platter with a vine ripened tomato, baby bocconcini and pesto along with a rocket salad with roasted almonds and shaved parmesan. It was nice and fresh, but looking at everyone else's tempura soft shell crab with wasabe mayonnaise was a little depressing.

One thing that did impress me was the Voss Sparkling Water that was promptly refilled as soon as it hit empty. The contents itself weren't anything more than any other sparkling water, but the packaging was divine. Clear, tall gloss bottle with simple branding. I want one for home. Between that and the Cloudy Bay Sauvingon Blanc, drinks were definitely a 10!

For mains they made crumbed tomatoes and gnocci which was delicious, but the person next to me had whole fried baby barramundi and the presentation was a work of art. I wish I'd been able to take a photo...but I thought it might seem rude to ask, or at least a little odd, and I didn't want to be "the wierd girl I sat next to last night who took photos of all the food". Again. Like the cat lady of the culinary world.

I had actually checked out the menu the day before (not at all obsessed with food) and was sooo looking forward to passionfruit crème brûlée with passionfruit ice cream and madeleines, but we didn't order until 8pm and it was 9.30pm while we were just finishing up our mains, and we had to pick up Josh from my bestie's place. So, regretfully, we had to go. I'm going back later to get that crème brûlée.