My dear friend CW was the one who suggested we do it and after deciding on a weeknight we met up at Est. for dinner. Having been to Est many moons ago I knew the quality of the food would be great and the service beyond par.
Once again, I was not disappointed. The $33 meal deal includes a main and a drink. The main options were:
1) Palmers Island Mulloway fillet, fennel, tomato, radish, pearl couscous, shellfish sauce.
2) Pan-roasted lamb rib eye, cumin seed spinach, green peas, tahini, chickpea shoots, lemon
3) Glazed beef cheeks, grilled pear, pickled onion, puffed rice, roast celeriac puree.
The 2 wine options were:
a) 2013 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc
b) 2013 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir
We had the lamb rib eye and the glazed beef cheeks for our mains. Great selections. The beef was so tender it was practically melt-in-your-mouth. The lamb rib eye was apparently very good too, evidenced by a cleaned up plate.
|Lamb rib eye|
We also ordered a bowl of mash. How could we not?
We decided to end our speedy meal with 2 desserts to share.
Warm valrhona manjari chocolate tart, toasted cashew ice cream, caramelised milk.
Feuillantine of raspberries and vanilla delice, raspberry sorbet.
Of the two, my favourite was the feuillantine. It was superb; it had a delightfully light and flaky pastry with the raspberries reminding me of summer. I found the chocolate tart a little too rich for me but it was definitely decadent! Unfortunately my dessert pics were slightly grainy as the lighting in the restaurant dimmed considerably.
A very pleasant and relaxing evening with a very reasonable cost for a 3 hatted restaurant. Nice! :)
P/S 25/3/2014 - I was incorrect to state est. is 3 hats. As of last September's Good Food Guide Awards, est. was awarded 2 hats. My fingers and toes are crossed that they regain the lost hat later this year!
Level 1, Establishment
252 George Street