Excuse me if its been a bit quiet around here, I’ve taken a quick work trip down to Adelaide and I’ve had limited internet access outside of work hours, but I’m back!
Have you missed me? (ok don’t answer that!)
I am back in Sydney with more foodie updates! Yay!
Asides Beaches, Sydney is also known for their fresh seafood. So what can be better than a combination of both? A seafood restaurant on the promenade of the beach!
Thanks to Daniel of Excuse me waiter, a group of us food bloggers attended a seafood fuelled lunch at Whitewater Manly.
We started the lunch with a round of drinks as it was incredibly hot that day. I opted for a fresh orange juice as I still had a lingering cold, but for those with a better alcohol tolerance and / or weren’t cold-riddened there was the choice of cocktails and other beverages.
As with all food bloggers, we aimed to sample as much of the menu as possible, so we worked our magic and ordered almost all the items on the menu to share.
salt and pepper squid
When you have beaches you can’t not have salt and pepper squid (well…..) You really can’t go wrong with S&P squid, these little morsels had a thin batter and weren’t oily or chewy, definitely a strong contender for the best dish that day.
Next up was the grilled lobster, although there wasn’t much flesh in it I still managed to steal a bit to try. IT was quite nicely cooked, with a very buttery sauce that didn’t overshadow the freshness of the lobster.
As a mushroom lover, I can never go past of mushrooms.
Mushrooms, oh so good! When I spied these babies on the menu I knew I had to get them. These skewers were juicy and all things amazing, I could easily polish off a plate of these myself!
Next came some more substantial dishes, As we were a big group we chose to pick our own mains. I opted for the ocean trout.
40 degree ocean trout w/ watercress salad and horseradish mayo
I love fish, there aren't many types that I wouldn't go near with a 10-ft pole, that being said, I'm still not a fan of the pungent fishy smell. Unfortunately this dish was a bit on the fishy side. This ocean trout was also a bit light on seasoning.
I also spied some other really tasty looking dishes across the table, but alas I only had 1 stomach and not much quota left on my hips!
Did I just say I didn’t have any quota left? Well dessert is a different story ( and quota) in my books.
By this point we were stuffed to the brim with foods and drinks, but that did not deter us from ordering some sugar to fill our second stomachs!
Trio of gelato
Gelto wise I can never resist hazelnut, so if you want to bribe me, you know what to get me! ;)
The mango sorbet was also quite refreshing for such a hot day, so definitely a thumbs up from me.
I also spied a lovely affogato, now that I think back to it I wish I had one!
I guess that’s another excuse to go back for another visit no?
This crème brulee was massive in size, not that anyone was complaining! I stole a spoonful and loved it, perfectly glazed in sugar and had a strong vanilla taste.
so guys, what is a must eat dish when dining in an waterfront restaurant? Let me know below!
Till next time,