Quay (Peter Gilmore) Restaurant Review

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I was lucky enough to get a slot at Peter Gilmore’s highly booked out restaurant, Quay recently to try out his amazing menu including the infamous snow egg that everyone raves about.

Quay restaurant, Sydney

Quay restaurant, Sydney

The first ting that most people notice about Gilmore’s cooking is the texture. All the dishes area carefully constructed with different layering, dimension and texture. The most famous dish of course being the snow egg.

Fresh pomelo flesh with sorbet

Fresh pomelo flesh with sorbet

For starters, we had a refreshing pomelo with a light refreshing sorbet and a dash of sesame seeds. Extremely light and refreshing on the palette. Great way to start the meal.

One

Fragrant poached chicken, white radish, sea scallops, pea blossoms, smoked white eggplant cream, virgin black sesame oil

Fragrant poached chicken, white radish, sea scallops, pea blossoms, smoked white eggplant cream, virgin black sesame oil

Congee of Northern Australian mud crab, fresh palm heart, egg yolk emulsion

Congee of Northern Australian mud crab, fresh palm heart, egg yolk emulsion

Two

XO Sea

XO Sea

Sorry about this image. Didn’t real eased how over exposed the image was :/

Squab and abalone, rare cultivated greens, fresh jersey milk curd, anchovy and seaweed broth

Squab and abalone,
rare cultivated greens, fresh jersey milk curd, anchovy and seaweed broth

Three

Roasted grass fed pure Angus, mushrooms, miso, eggplant

Roasted grass fed pure Angus, mushrooms, miso, eggplant

Duck poached in fermented plum and oloroso master stock, scorched leaves, forbidden rice, umeboshi, young almonds

Duck poached in fermented plum and oloroso master stock, scorched leaves, forbidden rice,    umeboshi, young almonds

Four

White nectarine snow egg

Dessert time…. probably the moment everyone at the table is waiting for. When it came to dessert we all chose the something one. No one wanted to miss out on the infamous “snow egg” which, after its appearance on Masterchef has become so popular. So.. the question you’re probably going to ask next is probably… Was it worth the hype?

Well let me just say…

White nectarine snow egg- cracked opened

White nectarine snow egg- cracked opened

This dessert deserves a standing ovation for its creative and uniqueness. All I can say is… OMG! So good I am welling to top my banana rating to 5 bananas.

Pumpkin ceramic bowl

Pumpkin ceramic bowl

Surprise! Petite fours

Surprise! Petite fours

Skim flat white

Skim flat white

Overall, the meal was extremely pleasant. I much prefer this light four course dinner to the full degustation. There was enough choice and variety on the table for everyone. At $175AUD per person it is definitely is worth every penny. I would have been more than happy to pay a little bit more for the meal. The wait staff definitely know their wine pairings and knowledge of the dishes presented. Really enjoyed my experience and of course the view of the Harbour bridge and Opera House is just breath taking especially if you get a chance to see it all in one view.

Hats off to you, Peter Gilmore for creating such an exquiste menu!

Xx K

Quay Restaurant
Upper Level, Overseas Passenger
Terminal/5 Hickson Rd,
The Rocks NSW 2000
+61 2 9251 5600

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