Posts tagged ‘dessert platter’

May 5, 2011

Meat, Wine & Co

by minibites

Oh boy, if I had known Meat, Wine & Co was serious business, there wouldn’t have been any chance of coming here post-hangover and half hungry. Nevertheless, we persist on through, with beers and cocktails. The interior feels woody and it’s simple and clean with exposed wooden beams, polished wooden floors and intimate corners to hide around.

Salt & Pepper Calamari

 Caesar Salad

Shared entrees is the way to go with crispy salt & pepper calamari to fire up the taste buds. A simple caesar salad is also on order with our inner nutritionists telling us we need a balance since we will be munching down tons of meat and potatoes next (we seriously did not expect the crispy glossy rash of bacon that laid right on top…)

300g Rump monte select with creamy mash & mushroom sauce

500g wagyu rump steak with creamy mash & garlic sauce

I tackle a miniscule rump steak with a generous mound of creamy potato mash and mushroom sauce, and the boys each devour a 500g Wagyu rump steak. Delicious steak but all too much to handle, I powered through with a third left, there was really no way…

The Grand Finale

But then when they say dessert goes into another part of the stomach, it really does. Seeing The Grand Finale on the menu, deep inside we knew we had to go all for it, so we unbutton our jeans, breathe and dive in. The favourite had to be the chocolate fondant with ooozing warm chocolate from within, and who can resist a vanilla creme brulee.

Meat, Wine & Co
L1, 31 Wheat Road IMAX Theatre Complex
Cockle Bay Darling Harbour, Sydney
www.themeatwineandco.com

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September 19, 2009

Ribs & Rumps Dessert

by minibites

Chocolate mousse

Lemon meringue

I have always held high expectations for this restaurant as my first and last dining experience here was pleasant and smooth. So this prompted a decision to head back on a special occasion for another meaty meal. Cutting a long story short; our order was not put through waiting 60 minutes for our food – not to mention we were not apologised to and subtly accused for lying. After a run through of the surveillance cameras, we were treated to free drinks and desserts.

The dessert menu presentation is always exciting – staff present every dessert offered on the night on a tray, describing each and every one. Once picked, dessert is presented with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream and custard swirls. The chocolate mousse was entertaining for the first few mouthfuls, and then it translated into chocolate overkill. The lemon meringue was simple yet not the best I have devoured. Free dessert was definitely a nice save for the restaurant but I would definitely stick with what they know, which are the ribs and steak.

Ribs & Rumps
8 Dawn Fraser Ave
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
www.ribsandrumps.com