Saturday, 29 September 2012

ARIA Sydney


After months of preparation, C and S finally tied the knot! C was a beautiful bride in her Alana Hill dress and S looked dapper in a Hugo Boss suit. Congrats!

It was the perfect day for a wedding. The weather was lovely, the view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge was beautiful and to cap it off, the lunch at ARIA was fantastic.

Our 3 course meal started with an amuse bouche of creamy carrot soup. Because we were a small party, we were able to make our own selections for entrees, mains and dessert. 

I chose the scallops, lamb and passionfruit dumplings, and I loved each dish. Scallops are my favourite and these were perfectly cooked. My dessert was quite tart which I really enjoyed. The dumpling itself had a similar texture to glutinous rice balls but these ones were filled with melted milk chocolate and passionfruit juice. 

Each dish was presented beautifully. From the satisfied smiles and whispered "mmms and yums" at the table, it's safe to say that lunch was a resounding success.

So without further ado, here are some photos of what we had for lunch.
Amuse bouche of carrot soup with a hint of ginger and a drizzle of chive oil. Who knew carrot could taste this good?


Entrees

Decadent peking duck consome with duck dumplings and shaved abalone
Perfectly sweet scallops with black pudding and pickled apples 


Pretty as a picture salmon pastrami with crisp rye bread and pickled vegetables
Can't go wrong with kurobuta pork belly with a pork croquette and crackling


Mains


Amazing duck and pea pie with pea puree 
Not your average corned wagyu beef with brussel sprouts and chesnuts
Super tender slow cooked lamb neck with harissa and eggplant

Desserts

Smooth as silk Valrhona chocolate mousse with pecan ice cream and orange jelly

Light as air banana with chocolate chip souffle with banana ice cream   
Unique take on the humble apple pie with candied brazil nuts and vanilla ice cream
Passionfruit dumplings filled with melted milk chocolate and passionfruit juice served with yuzu curd and tangy passionfruit ice cream
Petit fours of biscuits, truffles and those beautiful red sweet cayenne pepper crisps 
Congratulations to the newlyweds! 

ARIA 

1 Maquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000
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