Outstanding. Each dish was designed to share, so that is just what we did. Their unorthodox menu described several unusual ingredients. I can honesty tell you that each mouthful was an absolute flavourful culinary delight!
We were greeted by crunchy chickpeas with salt and rosemary on arrival. My favourite dish was the Corn / Rice / Dashi, which was actually corn puree, whole corn kernels, puffed rice, shavings of dashi (Japanese stock) and surprising delightful citrus bursts of fingerlime, my new favourite ingredient. The crispy squid dumplings were also delicious, and were actually crispy squid ink dumplings with pork and cuttlefish. Another amazing dish was the Prawns / Browned Butter / Capers, which were butterflied king prawns in browned butter with fried capers and a squeeze of lemon. YUM! The other dishes we tried were Jerusalem Artichoke / Parmesan / Sunflower, Duck Fat Potatoes, Greens / Fermented Chilli / Garlic, Whole Snapper / Saltbush / Vinegar, Beef Filet / Radish.
When looking at the wine list we noticed only one Australian variety and discovered it is because all the wines are organic. We tried the Australian variety which was very nice. For dessert we were delighted by the Salted Carmel Semi-Freddo, and the Chocolate / Malt / Umeshu (Japanese liqueur). Ester is accredited with two hats from the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide, and winner of the 2014 best new restaurant!