Saturday, July 24, 2010

Divine Degustation!

Last night I was treated to an EVENT! A true dining experience. I was taken to the famous Claudes restaurant in Sydney. It is not unusual to have to book 1 month in advance. We were on the waiting list - and we got in. What a mouth watering adventure from start to finish.
Before you even enter intrigue is created. The entrance to the restaurant is a closed blue door with a bell ~only those with a reservation can enter.
The evening started with Champagne and finished with delight.
The menu was a degustation one ~ which according to Wikipedia is a culinery term meaning " a careful, appreciative tasting of various foods". Usually this can mean being left a little disappointed and a little hungry, not the case at Claudes. It was a dining extravagance.

Come and taste with me...

Tasting Menu or Degustation

Saffron & Chestnut broth accompanied by a chestnut shortbread biscuit

Spanner Crab, Cerleriac Griddle Cake served with whipped mousse
2007 Bruno Song Muscat Fr
Angus Fillet Cured with Mignonette Pepper
2009 Ch Mont- Redon Chateauneuf-Pape Blanc Fr

Yellow Fin Tuna & Salt Cod
2007 A to Z Pinot Noir U.S.A

Rabbit Terrine Pie en Croute
2006 Bernard Chinon Fr.

Roasted Aylesbury Duck- with Black truffle
2006 Alain Gallety Shariz Grenache Fr.

A Course of Cheese- Goats cheese with a hazelnut biscuit
2009 Dom.Pichot Le Marigny Vouvray Moelleux Fr

Champagne and Black Truffle Ice , Violet Marshmallow

2008 Bernadins Muscat de Beame de Venise Fr.

Bitter Orange Souffle`~ with white chocolate sauce

Petite Macaroons


10 Oxford Street Woolahra Sydney 2025


  1. Hi Suzi,

    What a magical evening you must have had, and the food looks divine. Isn't it great how they match the food to the wines, very nice.
    Thank you so much for sharing and showing us your wonderful meal.
    I hope that your ankle is coming right and that you are having a great weekend.


  2. wooohoo that dinner looks très délicieux suz. mmmmm. i hope your little black dress was expansive around the waistline lol.
    totally perfect X

  3. Miam miam...the Muscat de Beame de Venise captured me and the dessert and of course the MACARONS!!!