Since we were in Crown we decided to take the opportunity and finally visit Rockpool.
On the way to the dining room you are greeted with this lovely sight, makes a change from those live fish tanks.
Settled, we start with a bottle of 2003 Chandon ZD.
The menu is quite extensive and after a lot of thought we decide to share our entrees
Ham and Salami Tasting Plate ($35)
From top to bottom, Joselito Iberico, Jamondul Gran Reserva Serrano, San Daniele Proscuitto, Chorizo (from Sydney)
I must say the Joselito Iberico was amazing, the fat actually tasted like nuts, it's the first time I've experienced that and now I understand the fuss people make over the Iberico.
Soft Shell Crab Salad with Cos Lettuce ($26)
I think the crab could have been a little more crisp, perhaps we should have eaten it first.
Four Raw Tastes of the Sea ($26)
From bottom to top, kingfish with cos and tea smoked oyster dressing, ocean trout with harissa and lemon, tuna with coriander and ginger dressing and scampi with ceviche dressing
I'll have to agree with the consensus this is a fantastic dish, we'd gladly have one of these to ourselves.
As Paalo, Al and I are having steaks we get these quite lethal looking knives. We also choose a Ripasso to have with our mains.
Elle's Main: Lobster, Avocado and Zucchini Salad with Hazelnut and Lime Foam ($38 entree)
Al's Main: Dry Aged Grass Fed Beef - Rump 400g/41 days ($39)
Dry Aged 36 Month Old Grass Fed Beef - Rib-eye on the Bone 750g/43 days ($90 for two) - Paalo and I shared this dish - this is just my portion of the dish, lucky me got the bone!
The steaks are served with sauces to share - Horseradish Cream and an ultra-light fluffy Béarnaise.
Side dish: Onion Rings ($6)
Who knew Onion Rings could taste this good?
Sauces to Share: Horseradish Cream and Béarnaise and Side dish: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Onion and Burnt butter ($8)
Side dish: "Mac and Cheese" ($7)
It tastes even better than it looks.
With our desserts we order a half bottle of Vietti Moscato d'Asti ($45)
Al's Choice: Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Pedro Jimenez Cream ($16)
Elle's Choice: Passionfruit Pavlova ($16)
Paalo's Choice: Apple Tarte Tatin ($16)
My Choice: Praline Millefeuille ($16)
Served with coffee - a glass of fantastic caramelised puffed wheat.
Rockpool Bar and Grill
Phone: +613 8648 1900
Lunch: Sunday-Friday: 12pm -3pm
Dinner: Every night: 6pm-11pm