Dinner at George’s on Waymouth
Ive always said the best occasions occur without intention , and last night at George’s we found proof in the pudding…
Or was it the tuna sashimi? Dancing amongst crafty pieces of blood orange, crispy shallot and a rustic black olive tapenade hiding a touch of fennel. This was already my favourite dish of the night, right up until i met the competition…
Wagyu Carpaccio. Super-fresh and beautifully tailored, the beef was propped by a classic combination of caramelized pear and walnut chunks. Micro herbs and shavings of a spanish cheese who’s name escapes me again and again. Fortunately our talented waitress could remind me Mescla Curado.
Comfortably into my second glass of bubbles I was surprised and happy to see scallops appear before my eyes. Lightly seared by what must have been only a few gentle seconds per side. Two of these cushy pillows elegantly fashioned with beret made of boudin noir and a touch of vincotto to the side. Finally a teardrop of pumpkin puree bearing distinct maple syrup influence.
Chef Quentin Whittle worked some years in Canada where he took a liking to cooking with their local syrup instead of traditional sweeteners.
Having not read the menu Elise and I had no idea what could come next. Our BYO arrived back in the form of 2004 Rockford Rod & Spur. Double decanted and looking superb. Eli hoped for steak but was happily confronted by course number four.
Im talking and talking and talking… about oven baked, prosciutto-wrapped free range quail. Hands-on fun for everyone. Served with pearl couscous, raisins and a buttery soft quail jus with almonds and a slender orange-zest tang. This dish was beautifully balanced, well thought out and surprisingly rich enough to handle the Cab-Shiraz in our glass. Scrumptious.
A wonderful dining experience, all in all faultless and im certainly heading back to see the new winter/spring menu. Big thanks to Alex at our table side for her knowledgeable and entertaining hosting and of course Chef Quentin Whittle.
Georges on Waymouth.
General Manager – George Kasimatis
2010 Winner Best European restaurant -Restaurant & Catering Awards S.A.
20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Ph: 08 8211 6960