Absynthe – Gold coast

by Suha on November 19, 2009

Chef Meyjitte had two Michelin stars while working in Belgium. Here in Australia, he is at Absynthe which is on the Gold Coast and has been rated the best restaurant in Qld and has two GT stars this year. We were so looking forward to this meal and to trying his tasting menu. Unfortunately, everything that we wanted on the menu was not on the tasting menu so we went a la carte. What can I say. The food was very good. A chef like MB would do wonders in Sydney or Melbourne. Unfortunately the service and ambiance really let it down. Even though the food was amazing, the service was not very good and took away form the pleasure of the meal.

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Lobster Carpaccio, confit prosciutto, Green peas and elderflower mayonnaise

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Lightly cures venison and foie gras, raspberries, chocolate and sesame oil

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Cauliflower veloute, vanilla croutons, pesto bubbles and pan-fried scallops

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Confit rabbit leg, morels and cannellini beans

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Ricotta gnocchi with steamed yabbies and jerusalem artichoke

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Lightly smoked duck breast with wild roquette and pumpkin cannelloni

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Baked valrhona chocolate fondant, red berry compote and berry sorbet

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Passionfruit souffle, mascarpone ice cream

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Baba soaked in 3 year french polynesian rum, banana and hazelnut compote, vanilla bean creme anglaise

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