Sunday, December 18, 2011

Flying Fish Degustation & One year of blogging!

Can you believe it, muppys is one!
It has been an incredible journey so far. I started my blog while on maternity leave to record all the many different recipes I had been cooking. Little did I know that I was joining a whole new community of amazing people sharing their food and lives.
And now I am back at work part time and my posts have slowed down but I still am here, alive and well, and still loving this little place I can escape to. Thanks to everyone for joining me.

Now I wanted to do a special post, and what more special then to share my 10th Wedding Anniversary lunch at Flying Fish.
The meal went for four hours, and I did have matching wines with every course. 
Our young children really enjoyed themselves and we were complimented by fellow diners on their behaviour.
We loved every single course.

Crostini with salmon mousse

Ocean Trout with apple and pear vinaigrette.
Soft shell crab sushi
After the waiter had read us the specials and disappeared my daughter lent over 'mummy, i heard that man say sushi'. So yes we obliged and our daughter was very happy with her soft shell crab sushi.

Heirloom tomatoes with tomato cloud, sheep's milk labneh and olive
This was our official first course and it was so refreshing and light. 
The tomatoes were just incredible.

Seared yellow fin tuna with ruby red grapefruit, sweet pork crackling and black pepper caramel
This was my husbands favourite course, it really was a delicious combination of flavours and a very popular dish, we saw many plates of it being brought out.

Of course we had the most beautiful view of Sydney harbour right next to our table.
The boats brought much joy to my little boy.

Confit of Petuna ocean trout with pea mousse, whey, puffed skin, trout roe, nori and pea crumb 
This course was heavenly, the trout melted in your mouth and the roe was magnificent.
The pea mousse was full of air and the pea flavour balanced perfectly.

Crispy soft shell crab with black pepper curry leaf sauce and crispy shallot and coconut  salad
I really loved the way each course brought you something different but yet was in harmony with the rest of your meal. We were pleased this one included the Sri Lankan flavours.
The crab was amazing, so succulent. 

Ruby red grapefruit and orange palate cleanser

Ice cream!
My daughter with her delicious ice cream, I did sneak a mouthful :)

Wagyu sirloin with miso braised short rib, pickled shitake, radish, edamame beans and yuzu butter
This was my favourite course (I think, it was all SO good), which is surprising as I would probably not have ordered it from a menu. 
The short rib was bursting with flavour, the steak so so tender, the whole dish was just divine.

Holy goat, Brigid's well, white peach
This was our cheese course. 
My daughter loves goats cheese so we very kindly shared some with her but I didn't want to!

Peanut butter parfait, lime curd, banana mousse
This was not actually on the degustation menu but I am so pleased we were fortunate enough for the kitchen to offer it.

Urban Garden
Our dessert was really alot of fun. We were quite amused when we were given this 'ash tray', our waiter almost seemed embarrassed.
It was passionfruit brulee on the bottom, topped with a watermelon rockmelon layer, and a crumb.
It was really delicious, and not too sweet.

Urban Garden

As you can see my little boy probably ate half of mine, he loved it!

Petit fours!
We were given a beautiful tray of petit fours with coffee but we all jumped in and gobbled them up so quick. 

It really was a beautiful day to spend on the harbour enjoying the most amazing lunch with my family.

Flying Fish

Jones Bay Wharf
19-21 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont


  1. Happy Anniversary!!! Hope it made up for not getting to Sri Lanka!!! It all looks delicious!

  2. What a beautiful post - your photos look really great (God bless the Canon G12 hey)? Cute photos of your kids...glad they had fun. Congrats on your ten year anniversary (our 1 year is tomorrow) & one year on the blog.

  3. Happy Anniversary!! And what a lovey (and tasty!) was to celebrate!

  4. Happy anniversary and happy birthday to your delicious blog,dear!xxx

  5. Happy Anniversary and also one year of blogging. The food here looks amazing and I found it hard to make a choice as I love fish. Never the less the perfectly cooked sirloin I thinks wins the day. I love the way it is all served. Have a great Christmas. Diane

  6. Congratulations on your anniversary with the hubby and also for your blog-birthday! So nice that you could go out to celebrate as a family - looks like the kids had as good a time as you!

  7. Happy anniversaries (wedding + blog)! Your daughter is awesome, such a mini foodie. Glad you enjoyed dinner with the family :)

  8. happy blogiversary and happy anniversary! here's to many more years to come! also the urban garden looks like fun!

  9. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and your blogging anniversary; how exciting. It looks like you had an amazing dining experience. Hope you have many more anniversaries to come with both your marriage and your blog.

  10. Congratulations, what a beautiful presentation, best wishes:)

  11. What a fantastic looking meal! Congrats on one year!

  12. This is amazing food,the most appropriate post to celebrate your 1st birthday!Let this one be just the first of many more to come with great recipes...Have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!!

  13. Happy Blogaversary Muppys! your daughter looks exactly like you!

  14. Happy Anniversary Muppy's! How exciting! It looks like you had such a wonderful time, I really have to make a booking here!

  15. Happy anniversary, and happy blogaversary too Muppy! Its nice to see you take your kiddies along as well. We're always included our daughters as well, but for our 10th anniversary we went to a revolving tower restaurant. All was fine until she realized we were moving, then we had a brig panic attack! All was sorted though, and made better by the chef flambe-ing her meal at the table :)

  16. Happy blogsoversary and 10th wedding anniversary to you Muppy! Your little ones look so well behaved and like they really enjoyed themselves!

  17. Happy Blogversary!! :) And wedding aniversary too! The food looks every bit as amazing as you make it sound! I don't think I've had a four hour meal before.... haha

  18. Aaw what a fabulous way to celebrate! Happy blogaversary & 10 yr wedding anniversary ^^ Gosh I hope my kids in the future will be well-behaved hehe. Haven't been to Flying Fish but reading your post has put it on my must try soon list :)

  19. Happy Wedding Anniversary and Happy Blogoversary! That is one delicious lovely meal, everything looks so good! Wish you a wonderful week!

  20. Happy blog anniversary! All the food here looks amazing, what a way to celebrate!

  21. What a lovely dinner! I'll definitely have to come here one day. Also, your photography has become SO good since you started :) Happy bloggoversary (and 10th anniversary)!!!!

  22. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! Your photos of the plated dishes are just wonderful.

  23. Happy anniversary and thank you for sharing this with us. I am now kicking myself for not eating there when we visited earlier this year!

  24. *hyperventilates* Oh my, oh my, oh my! Those desserts!!!!

    Also, happy blogiversary! Here's to many, many more :)

  25. Oh wow... Happy Belated Anniversary to you, Muppy! What a milestone for your marriage and your blog. I hope you know that what you do in this space is really amazing and reaches out to a lot of people! It's for that reason that I, as well as many people have become loyal followers of your blog! Amazing stuff. Also, your photos are incredible and I enjoyed reading your review. Soooooo sweet that you brought your two children with you on your "date" or celebration haha. Not a lot of parents would do that, I know mine wouldn't! ;p

  26. Happy Anniversary Muppy and what a beautiful way to celebrate with your family, together!

  27. Congrats on one year of blogging! Wishing you many more! What a beautiful view you had while enjoying all this crazy delicious food. Your kids are so cute! They're going to have such well-developed palates.

  28. Congratulations on both anniversaries :-) What a beautiful meal, everything looked wonderful.

    I started blogging while on maternity leave too; kept me sane :-)

  29. Congratulations on both anniversaries Muppy!! Your meal looks amazing and a wonderful way to celebrate both milestones.

  30. Happy Blog-anniversay and your wedding anniversary! I think you did well for your blog and you deserved all thees yummy food for this celebration.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy 2012!

  31. Happy blogiversary!!!!! Its been awesome reading your blog :) what an epic meal

  32. That looks like an incredible restaurant! Great for your entire family to celebrate your anniversary. Congrats for making 10 years :) And Merry Christmas :) :)

  33. Merry Christmas to you and your family! :D xxx


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