Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Dining & Co

I was in the area so decided to visit this cafe sitting amongst local shops. Holidays=more food adventures.

Tasmanian salmon fillet: confit salmon with crispy skin and black rice, fennel, Swiss chard, pink grapefruit, walnuts, feta, finger lime, wasabi caviar, rice crisp and beetroot foam-$22

yay foam

rice crisps

There were so many elements here that it was hard to get it into on mouthful. The salmon was cooked well, but I didn't get a crispy skin like it said on the menu. The kaffir lime was a fun addition since it's sort of a citrusy flavour, and along with the grapefruit segments help to lighten up the salmon which is filled with natural fats. The salad was a bit overly dressed, but still liked the creaminess from the cheese and crunch from the nuts. The black rice underneath was a decent serving and made the dish really filling. The rice crisps gave another textural crunch, but it didn't do much to the dish, it was pretty though. The beetroot foam was also pretty, but I couldn't taste any beetroot...

regular capp-$3.80

On the pricier side for a coffee, but anywhere north of the harbour bridge you'd expect over $3.50 unlike in city. This coffee was pretty disappointing. Screwed up on the latte art so they just chuck some chocolate powder on top. One strip doesn't make it artistic. I heard that to make coffee, production costs around 30-50c. Most places/cafes which do coffee art (almost all these days, even if it's just a simple flower), will make sure they get it right on the first time, so else chuck and re pour the milk. The coffee here was quite hot in temp as well, and more towards the watery side which was again disappointing. Not enough coffee flavour.

menus, because I couldn't find any online

The Dining and Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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