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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Dinner @ Estivo

Another re-visit - are we becoming predictable? This time we head to Kew and Estivo.

For starters:

Paalo has the Cannellini Bean and Truffle Soup - it's rare that Paalo orders legumes but the lure of truffle won over. For a person that isn't too fond of beans he really does enjoy the soup and not just for the truffles.

I have the Roasted Scallops with prosciutto and pomegranate - I am particularly impressed with the scallops, cooked perfectly they still retain a translucent character.

For mains:

Paalo has the venison loin with soft polenta - a simple dish but cooked well - a lovely piece of loin, still pink served with a fluffy mould of soft cheesy polenta. A dish that welcomes you to winter.

I have the eye fillet on potato fondant with roasted beetroot and shallots, served with beetroot reduction. Paalo enjoyed this dish last time so I thought I'd try it. The eye fillet came out as requested - rare. Tender and juicy - it was a well executed dish.

For dessert


Paalo has the chocolate tart with chocolate and pistachio ice-cream and poached pear.


I have the Nougatine with Persian fairy floss and citrus salad

The details:
300 High Street, Kew
Phone: 9853 1727

Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 3.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm


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