Thursday, February 16, 2006

Well, well, well.

Mummified finally went out for a big night on the town to a big name restaurant in Melbourne that shall remain nameless so that no one can trace my general greedy guts-ness.

Yes, I know it is not a word but it is now, so there, because I said so, go to your room.


When did food get so tricksy ? The service was fabulous but there was foam this, jelly that, sweetness, sweetness, sweetness. Put chocolate back where it belongs I say - in a box from Lindt.

Is it my jaded mummified palate ? Have I sunk to a new low and now regard a fish finger and mash as the height of haute cuisine ? I don't think so.

Perhaps it is the trickery that annoys me. I want my food simpler. The fresh ingredients we have here simply don't need that kind of adornment. Some sure, I am not advocating a return to the cave, but it is jolly distracting.

Having said that, the pork belly with the crackling was to die for. The foie gras - fabulous and try not to think about the goose. Coconut icecream - a bit watery but pretty good. The soft cheese - so gorgeously ooozy and creamy it was obscene.

Oh yeah, and it was all very, very rich - hence the 2am posting while my stomach recovers.

For those in the know - go the 5 course degustation - you will not be able to manage more without having to get assistance from your chair. A bien tot



SC said...

You write very well. Now please go to my website and say the same thing.

Tea and Books, etc said...

Given that you've surfaced, mummified (thanks for posting at my blog), I must add my entreaties to SC's -- please write more, much more. :-D

mummified said...

Thank you SC and tea and books. I really do appreciate the encouragement. I am not as prodigious in my output as you two but will do my best.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Come on over and I'll grill up some peppers for you. That's simple food and they aid digestion...