Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MSH Christmas Dinner at The White House

The meal

Waikanae crab ravioli with pawpaw, lime and coriander salsa and Thai inspired coconut sauce

Karamea whitebait sauteed with garlic, fresh asparagus, cherry tomatoes and hollandaise

Live native Tio Point oysters shucked to order, served natural with mignonette sauce, rye bread and lemon

Angus beef fillet, medium rare, fried scampi, Worcestershire spatzli, young carrots, oxtail juice

Waimarino pork loin with puffed rind, roasted apple stuffed with pork rillettes, Black Bell black pudding, cured pork belly, apple puree and mustard fruits

Duck breast, served pink, slow cooked leg, braised cabbage and bacon, kumara mash and mandarin

Molten Valrhona chocolate pudding, malted chocolate soil, cultured buttermilk ice cream, fresh raspberries and raspberry puree

Vanilla bean panna cotta and strawberry crush, strawberry sherbet and sorbet cornet

Christmas pudding, poached cherries, vanilla bean ice cream, brandy sauce and English custard

The verdict
Do not go there. Unless you want a 2-star meal for 200 times the price. The duck was bland, the beef fillet was poorly presented, the chocolate pudding was far too rich, and the female waiter was sour and super rude (she poked Mum with a plate to get her to move out of the way! Hahaha!). I was so disappointed.

Apologies for the lack of verdict but I am rushing to post this before the whole Xmas period expires. Also, Braz will be on a blogging hiatus for a while, and will be back with lots of yummy posts from Melbourne!

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