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Galileo Buona Cucina - Lamb Backstrap

Galileo Buona Cucina – 30 Aug 2016

I really enjoyed my experience at Galileo. There is a heap of different dishes to select under the various starter and entrée categories, along with mains and dessert. The menu items are not what you would typically see on a stock standard Italian menu, in keeping with preparing traditional authentic Italian cuisine. We started off with fish croquettes which carried a lovely flavour of the fish and sea and were delicious. I had rigatoni in a spicy sausage and broccoli sauce which was full of flavour. I had tastes of the veal meatballs which were super soft and melt in your mouth, and the duck in a marsala sauce which was evident in flavour. For mains I chose the lamb backstrap which cut like butter and was absolutely delicious. I loved the jus and wanted more of it and the Parmesan crunchy bits which carried a slight salty explosion were excellent. I had tastes of the goldband snapper which had a moist tender flesh with a light citrus flavour and delicious mashed potato, and the chargrilled veal chop certainly carried a lovely char flavour though the chop needed a little more cooking. For dessert I had tastes of the amazing tiramisu and also the cassata which was really yum. I ordered the Piedmont white chocolate custard as something different and I was pleasantly surprised. A little like a crème caramel, the white chocolate adds a nice touch of richness and sweetness to the smooth custard. I really liked the chocolate ice cream, the crunch from the chocolate crumbs and the hazelnut biscuit. Wonderful setting, excellent service, delicious Italian cuisine, I left comfortably full and satisfied.


Petite Mort - Passionfruit Souffle, Sorbet, Bailey's

Petite Mort – 13 Apr 2016

The fine dining experience at Petite Mort was everything you expect, quiet ambience, quality interior, excellent service, creative dishes, and not to mention very tasty too. The night started with two bread rolls, one sourdough and the other a very very delicious brioche roll which I particularly enjoyed with butter. For mains I had tender cured salmon which was paired with a sweet buzzing kombucha, ginger and wasabi sorbet which elevates the flavours of the salmon. We were then presented with a kaffir and coconut shooter which was fantastic but gone in an instant. I could easily have a glass of this. For mains I enjoyed very tender earthy goat tenderloins and in keeping with the earthy theme, it was enjoyed with chestnut puree, jus and fondant potato. A pre-dessert was then presented serving up a fantastic ice cream using a recipe from 1952. Dessert presented a delicious passionfruit soufflé that was risen, light, and fluffy, though I felt the passionfruit sorbet was a little jarring due to the sweetness and tartness. However, the rich cream and the very tasty chocolate Baileys balls, evened things out. We were also presented with another dessert compliments of the chef, Gouda cheesecake with pineapple prepared in a variety of ways. I really liked the Gouda cheesecake. To finally finish the night off, Cuban cigar smoked cream with a touch of salted caramel formed the filling to a set of maccarons. Wow, so delicious. What a finish to the night. The 3 course special is an excellent option with several dishes to select for each course but I think I’ll have to visit again to try their degustation.