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