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Friday, June 02, 2006

Dinner @ Fenix

A late decision to dine out, on a Friday never a good idea, but a quick phone call and surprise "yes we do have a table for 2 available" It has been awhile since we have dined here and to cut a long story short, it won't be till the next.

We opt for the degustation and the meal begins with a liquid nitrogen poached palate cleanser - as it needs to be eaten straight away there isn't a photo. The flavour is based on a Lime Caprioska.
A glass of Jacquesson Cuvee No.729 is matched to this.

VELOUTE OF GRANNY SMITH APPLES, oysters, wasabi sorbet
lime caviar, sea gel
Riesling Kabinet, Germany

CARAMELISED PORK BELLY, coconut noodles, nuoc nam, Thai salad
laksa vinaigrette
Marsanne Rousanne, Yarra Valley

ROASTED SCALLOPS, schezwan pepper, Tokyo turnip cream, smoked pike, cider air
Riggs Viognier

12 HOUR NECK OF ASCOT LAMB, celery, sweetbreads, molasses butter, lambs fry, pear, liquorice
2004 Murray Darling Pino del Bacino Lagrien, Murray Darling, Victoria

NOUGATINE OF BAKED PUMPKIN, pumpkin anglaise, cinnamon ice cream, violet flowers
Sauterne, France

The details:
680 Victoria Street Richmond
Phone: (03) 9427 8500
Open: Tuesday - Sunday for Lunch; Tuesday - Saturday for Dinner


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