After a good night sleep and breakfast, we decided to look at our dining options for the day. After some careful and in depth consideration and discussion, we decided to visit Rockpool for the two course prix fixe lunch offer. We love a good lunch offer.
We have been trying to get back to Rockpool since we had our snack of caviar last year. The prix fixe menu for lunch is a great option, and you are able to choose from entree/main or main/dessert.
First to come out was a beautiful loaf of spelt and honey bread, baked ricotta topped with roasted kale, and a compound butter made with rice mould and kombu. The bread was amazing and the butter, a total taste sensation. It was so good we had two lots of bread.
On our visit, the entree was an oxtail chong fun noodle, shiitake and black fungus. I have never had oxtail before and was going to choose the dessert rather than entree, but I am so glad Mr. CA4G talked me into the entree. The flavours in the dish were spectacular. Bit of spice, bit of sweet, so much going on but all worked so well together, Heaven!! Even the bowl was amazing.
Main was a ‘chou farci’ Chicken and prawn mousse wrapped in iceberg lettuce, with umami broth served with a little pile of fresh edamame. I quite enjoyed this dish as well, flavoursome, elegant and delicious. I did find the shellfish flavour in the broth a little too overpowering for my taste, but then I am not really a fan of soups, bisques and veloutes made from any seafood. But everything worked together and I would definitely recommend the dish. We also decided to have the matched wine which was a 2013 Te Whare Ra, pinot noir from Marlborough in New Zealand which was a great match for this course.
I look forward to a return visit to Rockpool to another of their prix fixe lunches .