Flying Fish ‘tweetup’

One of the great things about social media is the community of friends you discover, people you may not have otherwise met though you have like interests and tastes. This week some twitter friends, old and new, were lucky enough to be invited to a special dinner at Flying Fish, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont in Sydney. The iPhones were out and the group was so excited by dinner that #summermenu started ‘trending’. Chef owner Peter Kuruvita joined the online conversation from Sri Lanka. As his twitter bio says “life is good”.



Canapes on arrival
Seared yellow fin tuna with ruby red grapefruit, sweet crackling pork & black pepper caramel
Confit of Petuna ocean trout with pea & black sesame mousse, puffed quinoa & tangerine oil
Prawn ravioli with poached scampi, shaved abalone, zucchini flower & tomato & coriander vinaigrette
Pan roasted hapuka with hazelnut, white balsamic potato, green grape, Pantelleria capers & beurre noisette
Wagyu Mb7+ sirloin & braised short rib with smoked leek, king brown mushrooms, beetroot & horseradish
Gingerbread crumble, apple ice cream, black salt, roasted almonds & fennel

Our selection introduced us to the inventive menu. Treatment of produce kept the hero of each dish. Good too to see an awareness of sustainability and ethical treatment with ‘farmed’ caviar and grass-fed beef as part of our fare.

I think my favourite of the night, apart from the Michael McCann fitout by Dreamtime Australia that is, was the Pan roasted hapuka with hazelnut, white balsamic potato, green grape, Pantelleria capers & beurre noisette. Chef Stephen Seckold advised the inspiration: the classic French Sole Veronique. The choice of fish, and the move to hazelnuts as accompaniments worked well. This was a lovely dish.

All else was enjoyed too and if you read the posts by other bloggers maybe one of them will tip you off that I enjoyed the fruit jelly on the petit fours tray so much they had to go and ask for their own.

Rebecca Varidel and friends ate and drank courtesy of Flying Fish.

Flying Fish Restaurant
Lower Deck 26-32 Pirrama Rd
Pyrmont NSW 2009 Australia
+61 2 9518 6677

You can also follow Flying Fish on twitter and like Flying Fish Restaurant on Facebook.

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6 Responses to “Flying Fish ‘tweetup’”

  1. Tony Hollingsworth says:
    March 4, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Lovely post Rebecca – I’ve only posted my photos – hope the others write blog posts too (@teknetia is planning his I see from his tweets) My photos are up here:

    I so enjoyed that evening amongst friends including yourself – your knowledge of food and the industry is second to none – so glad to know you, as you say, through the power of Twitter! I am reminiscing our first “in real life” meeting (after we had been tweeting for some time) which was at Kate’s Cupcake Camp Sydney – you can see us in the video! ( )

    A night I will treasure forever.

  2. john@heneedsfood says:
    March 4, 2011 at 5:19 am

    It was once again nice to share a table with you. Such amazing food! I’ve only just started looking at my photo’s, let alone get them up for sll to see. All in good time

    • Rebecca Varidel
      Rebecca Varidel says:
      March 4, 2011 at 5:36 am

      Yes I saw that otherwise John I would have made the link to your Flying Fish post and not just your blog :))

  3. Antoine says:
    March 4, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Arrrgh ! this is even worse that the tweets on the night.. hungry for good food ! Probably need to go back to Flying Fish soon, a great one indeed.

    Thanks for sharing, it’s cruel, but liked it.


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