Despite my size, and the size of my family, we enjoy eating!! Normally for a family birthday or celebration, we’ll head out for a meal somewhere as just family; usually it’s been buffet at Sheraton On The Park.
This year when it came time for me to pick a spot, I was a bit over doing the usual. After seeing Justin Fox’s Koi Dessert Bar post, with Masterchef contestant
Now being a Valentine’s baby makes it super difficult to
- a) Book a table on the day
- b) Not pay a surcharge for such a special day
I finally got a suitable booking for the 5 of us through OpenTable, so off we went!!
KOI is located on Kensington St in Chippendale, close to Central Park; it’s quite a sight to see. The set menu set us back $77 per person, with drinks coming in under $10 each. I’d definitely head back there again at some point. 2 or 4 people seem to be the optimum number they cater for.
The food was equally as nice as the setting
Compressed tomato with chilli relish, prawn crackers and micro herbs
Steamed Barramundi in dashi broth, sweet corn, seaweed, and radish
Slow poached chicken breast, with mixed rice, toasted grains and nuts on spiced coconut espuma
Cream cheese, burnt orange, honeycomb, dried mandarin curd, cremé fraiche and brown butter crumb
These next 2 are the alternate dishes that my dad and sister had, because they have food allergies
Chocolate hazelnut creme, salted caramel, yoghurt gel and tonka bean ice cream
Coconut snowball, black sesame sponge, torched meringue, mango creme, yuzu curd and passion fruit sorbet
Chocolate mousse, raspberry gel, consommé jelly, chocolate almond soil and strawberry
Peach, almond soil, rosemary yoghurt cream and rose
And to wash it all down I had this Ice lemon tea with organic black tea, lemon sorbet and mint dust
Although there were some other tempting drinks on the menu, most of which sounded (and looked) like desserts:
- Mandarin and blood orange with cream cheese mousse and lime zest
- Liquid mascarpone tiramisu with wood roasted espresso