How ya' going?
This time I'm taking you slightly further away to a restaurant called Berth in NewQuay Promenade, which is located in the up and coming Docklands area in Melbourne, Australia.
The ambience here is romantic in a modern way, with a hard metal finishings softened with plush furnishing.
Do make it a point to ask for a window seat as the large glass window panels will give you access to a beautiful view of the bay area at night:
First off, the Bruschetta:
Monstrous in size but only average in taste, the bread tasted very "doughy". The topping of Roma tomatoes and garlic was nice though, although probably not the best choice on a date.
Phew - garlic is NOT a sexy scent....
For the main, we tried the Duck Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Wilted Rockets:
The Risotto was only "OK" - it had a simple flavour with the rice done just right, but still definately not fantastic in my books.
I don't remember finding much duck or mushrooms in it and had to add a lot of cheese to make it tasty.
Next, the highlight of the night: the Lamb Shank:
Oh glorious Lamb Shank!
I still dream of your taste in my mouth - so tender and so tasty, with a hint of citrus flavour in your marinade which complimented you perfectly.
Finally, we had the Hot Chocolate Cake for dessert:
The Chocolate Cake
The Chocolate Cake, served with vanilla ice cream, was moist and sinful - a good way to end the night.
I really have to thank LP for this restaurant recommendation....
I'll admit that there were some hits and misses on the menu but the ambience + the great view + affordable prices + great lamb shank made this restaurant well worth the effort of fighting through that bitterly cold Melburnian wind at the Docklands.
So, it's: Great view, friendly and cute waiters, good wine, hits & misses on menu (GREAT Lamb Shank) BUT well, it's in Melbourne lah (not very accessible to us Malaysians here in KL, is it?)
Berth @ NewQuay Promenade
Ambience : 8
Service : 8
Price** : AUD$35++ per person
Parking: Took Tram, So Dunno
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: (61) 03-9670 0199
Opening Hours: 11am - late
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