On Friday night JT and I headed over to Tapavino for dinner and were told that we would have to wait 40min for a table :S Soo we went to Bridge St Garage Bar and Diner, CBD instead!
Moment I walked in I knew we were in for quite a food adventuuure! The diner was buzzing with life and party, but low key which was good. I hate it when I go into a restaurant and there's loud incessant shouting. Its like a downward spiral, having to shout everything cos everyone else is shouting and having to strain to hear what everyone is saying, makes for a very stressful dinner, no like.
We were given our menus by the most lovely staff, they were super helpful and quick to get our orders. After perusing the menu, we settled on the guacomole and corn chips, sweet potato chips and beef ribs.
Our Guacomole and Corn Chips ($13.50) came first, and it was fantaaaastic! The guac was sooooo fresh and tasty, and I think there were pecorino tomato which are my favourite tomatoes!!!! Yummmmos!
Also, the serving was huuuge! I remember quite clearly that I was stuffing my face with it when it came out, during dinner, and even after finishing our mains. It was a never-ending supply! ;D
Next came what I was super looking forward to, the Provoleta ($14.00). Think fondue, but cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese and bread, but the officlial and lovely description for this dish was Argentinian-style grilled provolone served with a chimichurri sauce and toasted herbed sourdough.
Oh mais it was suuuper delicious!
Here was the goodly cheesy gooodness that we could not get enough of! The chimichurri sauce really gave it that extra kick, not that it needed it! Just look at that oooober cheesy cheeeese :9
Annnnd then came our Sweet Potato Chips ($9.00)! I had kind of expected your usual thick cut fries, but sweet potato! What we got instead were things more like fried zucchini flowers which were yummy but too got too fried and heavy towards the end that we couldn't finish them!
We also ordered a side of aioli, which we transformed into spicy aioli with some Mexican chilli sauce that the lovely lady serving us kindly supplied!
And not long after, our main came, the mammoth sized Asado De Tira, Argentine Short Cut 400g Beef Ribs ($38.00). It came served with a side of rocket salad and it was aweeeesome! The meaaaat soo tender and sooooooo flavoursome. Look at the beautifully tender pink meat..I'm droooling just recollecting how good it was :D
So that was all for dinner! We had a really enjoyable time there, service and food were both epic and will definitely be back! Thanks guys for a great night! :D
After dinner we went looking for dessert :D Opted to go Tapavino and when we got there, we were told we had to wait another 20min...and it was like 9pm T_T Anyhoos we went for a walk and it hit me, LET'S DO DESSERT was onn!!!! So I called up Baroque Bistro, The Rocks since it was nearest to us and on my list of wants (Baroque Bistro, Glass Brasserie, Shangri-La and Bishop Sessa) and made a booking for us!
Valrhona 'Dulcey' Bombe Alaska
Valrhona 'Dulcey' chocolate parfait, rhubarb, pistachio, meringue.
Price per person $20 includes a glass of Brown Brothers dessert wine.
Available throughout Good Food Month in October
8pm - late, Tuesday - Saturday. Please note offer is not available : Sunday and Monday nights, and 3, 23 and 30 October.
When we got there we were meesssmerized by the dishes upon dishes of their lovely desserts being made...
and their copious amounts of byooootifful looking macarons..
and ZMOOREEEE DESSERTS WOOOOO!
We decided to get their Let's Do Dessert for one, share it, and get another dessseeert cos we fatties and wanted varietyyy hahahahah
So we started Let's Do Dessert with a Glass of Brown Brothers dessert wine :D Not a wine fan but this was yuuumoooos!
And ooout zoooomed our Bombe Alaska. It was beautiful.
There was a perfectly toasty marshmallow-y meringue draped ever so gracefully over an ooober smooth cylindrical mousse Valrhona 'Dulcey' chocolate parfait which was sitting on top of a super soft and moist pistachio sponge base. After we got over the oooing and the ahhhh-ing, and I reckon the staff must have been keenly aware to let us have our moment with our cameras and to commemorate the beauty of the dessert, they promptly brought over a little saucepan of alcohol ON FIREEE! Hahaha!!! They poured the fire-y alcohol over the Bombe Alaska and it was sooo awesome that in my excitement, I missed taking a photo of it on fire!! :(
Anyyyhooos, it left a sweet citrus like glaze over the meringue which was reallly nice!
Finally, after much anticipation, we finally dug into our dessert. And it was as good as it looked. The meringue was melt-y in the mouth, the parfait was so rich but so goood and absolutely looooved the pistachio base!! YUUMS! It was super moist!! Oh almost forgot the biscuit crumble they had on the side which went perfectly with the rest of the dessert. Gave it that extra crunch :D
And untoo our next dessert being the Zulu ($12)! It was a dome of Valrhona ‘Araguani’ chocolate mousse, salted caramel and dark chocolate ganache paired with biscuitcrumbles! I thought it was such a cute little dessert, but full of the smooothest chhocolate mouuse, salted caramela and little bits of crispy chocolate!
We gobbled eveyrthing up pretty quickly, and were SO SATISFIED :D Then we started to get sleepy cos we were so full..bahahahahas. And that concluded our evening of eats. Happy happy :D