Full review at: http://ordinaryvsextraordinary.wordpress.com/extraordinary-reviews/quay-sydney-26/
On September 7, 2011 I ate dinner at Quay Restaurant in Sydney. This dinner was both my farewell to Sydney and my initiation to the world of the Top 50 restaurants. I think I’m going to like this adventure…
Walking into the restaurant is a little daunting; it’s sparse, quiet, the lighting is low, the carpet is purple and the staff shuffle between tables like phantoms, you’re never quite sure if you someone filled your water glass or if it somehow topped itself up of its own accord.
I chose the 4 course a la carte menu. Yes, I know, the true gourmand would have eaten the degustation, and at an extra $65 for 4 courses, it makes financial sense. To be honest, I didn’t feel hungry enough, and had no interest in being too full to enjoy my incredibly expensive meal.
Cliche as it is, the absolute standout of all four courses had to be the dessert, the jackfruit snow egg was not only delicious, but creative, inventive and gastronomically overwhelming. You can’t help but ask yourself how anyone could create such a thing, but you are never overwhelmed enough to stop enjoying each mouthful. The next standout was the entree, the mud crab congee was savoury and moreish, the crab melted in your mouth, and the split rice porridge brought all the flavours and textures together, and added some density to this light dish.
Worth the wait and the money