I organised a sort-of birthday dinner for myself with a few of my girlfriends at Nine Fine Food in Highgate. It was only a sort-of birthday celebration, because my actual birthday happened weeks ago. So really, it was just an excuse to have dinner with my girlfriends.
This was the second time that I have eaten here 10 finger system learn to download for free. The first time, I forgot to bring my DSLR camera, and my iphone snaps just didn’t do justice to the food and ambiance. The food was delicious, the price of the meal was great value and I had a lovely experience. So to come here the second time… my mouth was watering with anticipation!
Nine Fine Foods specialises in Japanese cuisine with a kind of modern Australian fusion word 2013 gratis downloaden windows 8.
As well as their regluar menu, they have a special set menu called Tokutku (3 courses for $55 pp) or Osusume (4 course for $66 pp). And you can choose from a selection of entrees, mains and desserts. The only catch is that everyone on your table has to agree to have the set menu (but you can each choose your own dishes) fifa 19 sprache herunterladen.
We decided to go with the Tokutoku. And can you believe it, between 5 of us, we all chose similar dishes.
For my entree, I chose the Beef Tataki with fresh herb salad and yuzu ponzu dressin.
I picked up a roll of beef between my chopsticks and dunked it ungracefully into the dipping sauce Download picasa for windows 10 for free. Little bits of spring onion, herbs and vegetables were still stuck to it but they added a great crunch to the beef as I slurped it all up. The beef was tender and wonderfully soft. It was delicious! The flavours were a wonderful balance of fresh, tangy, sweet, salty and it was just full of punch.
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My girlfriends chose the Agedashi Toothfish, with Patagonian toothfish, tofu, mushrooms, wakame in Agedashi broth.
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For my main I chose the Barramundi and Prawn with Barramundi fillet, garlic chili prawns, vegetable pancake, plum miso and chilli sauce.
The fish was very soft and juicy. The prawns were fresh and tasty too.
Although the texture was great, I found the overall dish to be a bit salty and overwhelming to my senses after eating the Beef Tataki app 112 been. It just had too much flavour, and I felt that I needed to clear my palate with (oh god) some plain white RICE?
I was a little disappointed, but I wouldn’t rate it as a terrible dish. It was just “ok” compared to the other dishes I have eaten at the restaurant before.
My girlfriends had the Confit Duck, with a duck leg, grilled Scallops, tempura onion, potato mash, and duck jus instrumental lieder kostenlos downloaden.
I had this dish the last time and omg the duck just fell off the bone and it was amazing. I was thinking perhaps I should have ordered this dish. The mellow warm flavours would have gone a bit better with my beef entree? I also loved the way it was styled, with all the bits and pieces placed around the plate like an artwork herunterladen.
After my main, I was left feeling a bit… well, I was craving PLAIN WHITE RICE! So to move immediately onto a rich and sweet dessert, kind of threw me off.
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It didn’t look like much. It looked very underwhelming and a bit small.
But once I started to eat it, all was forgiven. It was very yummy indeed. The sponge was perfectly soaked with coffee. The cream and crunchy topping rounded off the dessert and gave me my ice-cream dessert fix. The portion was just right too. Not too little, not too much.
My girlfriends had the Green tea mattcha custard brulee.
I’m not a fan of mattcha, so I didn’t really enjoy my tiny taste of it. I did however, enjoy my grilfriends’ chuckles as they cracked the sugary caramel to reveal the mattcha green colour that makes everyone so excited!
By the end of the evening, I was suitably full. Not stuffed like a turkey. Just comfortable and content from having a good meal and a great chat to my girlfriends!
We had a few Entertainment cards between us, which offered us a discount to our bill. So in the end we paid around $46 each. Which was insanely affordable for a 3 course meal, considering the food and ambiance felt like a fine dining experience.
Would I go again, for a third time? Absolutely. I’ll take my husband and I might even take my kids too, as an introductory to fine dining (without having to worry about whether I’d be wasting a lot of money on food they won’t eat). Plus it wasn’t overly posh or awkwardly fancy. It was dark, intimate and cozy. I really liked it!
Overall, it was good value for money. It’s fine dining, without the eye-watering price tag!
Nine Fine Food
227-229 Bulwer St, Cnr Lake St Highgate