Tried a new tapas place in Duxton Hill which is a eatery housed in a members-only clubhouse. Although the Club 39 itself is members-only, the eatery Tapas 39 is open to members of public.
Started our meal with Melon Ball botanist gin soaked with honey dew, midori, lemon juice, pineapple juice, sugar a fragrant and sweet drink and Teapot earl grey & lavender infused geranium gin, cointreau, honey, lemon juice and indian rose water drops which was aromatic and flowery.
The tapas are available for ala carte order or selection of 5 tapas dishes from $60 onwards, with additional supplements for higher valued items.
Grilled octopus, chorizo oil and ikura, mashed potatoes (supplement of $12) and Mini lobster roll, wasabi mayonaise, granny smith apple and were one of my favourites for the night. Well-executed smoky, chewy and tender tentacle on a bed of silky smooth mashed potatoes.
Squid ink Aquarello rice, sicilian red prawn (supplement of $5) and Sea urchin au gratin topped with Champagne (supplement of $5). The rice dish is also worthy of the supplement to try the aged carnaroli rice said to be best for risotto! The sea urchin au gratin was rich and smooth but I would enjoy actual uni more.
Our last tapas was Scallop ceviche, cilantro caviar but we weren’t too impressed by the rather small diced scallops. Ended our dinner with Winter tiramisu’ which came disguised as a potted plant =)
A nice little surprise when we were given some petit fours before we settle our bill.
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