Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Atlantic @ Melbourne

The Atlantic, a bustling seafood restaurant in Melbourne's Southbank, prides itself on an “ocean-to-plate” philosophy of serving wild, sustainable fish and top-drawer oysters flown in daily from all across Australia.

The ocean’s bounty shines here through recipes that respect their delicate ingredients and preserve the purity of their flavours. “We treat our seafood like a lady. You absolutely can’t mess around with it,” declares Donovan Cooke, The Atlantic's executive chef since 2010.

Still, for this meal, the restaurant proved that it's no slouch with meat, displaying all the discernment of a well-honed kitchen with this Wagyu bresaola with quail yolk & heritage cauliflower.

Truffled chicken wings with hand-rolled macaroni & broccoli crumbs. A dish that delivers delicious complexity.

The star of the show: Olive oil confit of Ora King Salmon with etuve of spring veggies, diamond clams, artichoke essence, confit tomatoes & soft herb emulsion.

Even the sides are well worth finishing: Crushed kipfler potatoes with parsley, black olives & olive oil, plus radicchio salad fennel with pears & lemon olive oil dressing.

Desserts emerge in sweet succession: Berry cheesecake trifle, featuring raspberry cheesecake foam, cream cheese ice cream, vanilla cookies, strawberry jelly & berry marmalade.

Nougat with Valrhona white chocolate, pistachios & cranberries.

Salted caramel peanut crunch.




The Atlantic
Crown Entertainment Complex, 8, Whiteman Street, Southbank, Melbourne.



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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for being so detail-oriented and deliberate with your posts!

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    1. Cquek: thank you for reading the details :)

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  2. Everything looks so good, especially the thick slab of salmon *wipes off my saliva*

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    1. Ken: that was pretty much the perfect salmon, true! :)

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  3. Fascinating presentations and the salmon looks amazing!!!

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    1. Linda: yeah, elaborate but wholly enjoyable! :)

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  4. The Salmon looks so juicy n fresh... Love it

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    1. Simple Person: ya, the salmon was the star of the show! :)

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  5. Still and Oz.. and loving the food! Must eat my way thru melb next! :)

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    1. Ciki: have fun (and have fun food!) in the land down under!!! :D

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  6. Melbourne? Wouldn't that be the Pacific? LOL!!! The trifle looks so awesome but western desserts are usually a tad too sweet for me.

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, you make an interesting point. ooo, the trifle had a refreshing sweetness for me, but yeah, sometimes it's easy to go haywire with saccharine desserts :)

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