Rockpool is Neil Perrys Sydney dining institution dating back to as the name states since 1989. The last time I had been to Rockpool was when it was located in The Rocks so it was a few years ago now. The Bridge St location is in an old grand building with high ceilings , a small mezzanine level upstairs with the bar & kitchen underneath it and like Neil Perry’s other restaurants quite dark inside certainly not the ideal lighting for photography.
I had this meal during Vivid where there was a special menu and eight course degustation for $90 where as the regular price is $175 for ten courses. So this was a few dishes short of a regular meal at Rockpool.
Chirashi zushi of snapper, kingfish, bonito and squid
Queensland Mud Crab with silken tofu & fermented vinegar
Prawn mousse ball on squid ink – If I had to pick a best dish this would be it , the flavors and textures go together so well. The crisp covering on the outside of the ball with the smooth & soft center.
Honey and spelt bread served with licorice & kombu butter and fresh ricotta with kale – this house baked sour dough was one of the best I have had in a long time & licorice & kombu butter made it hard to stop eating. I had to resist getting another one as I knew there was still more food to come.
South Australian lamb with buckwheat risotto
Riccota parfait with strawberries , almond and spliced lemon sorbet
Vacherin of pandan custard with coconut parfait , sorbet and lime granita
Date tart – this has been on the menu since since 1984
Sydney Harbour Bridge & Park Hyatt with the lights of Vivd
Outside the Museum of Contemporary Art looking towards the city
Sydney Opera House