Monday, December 11, 2006

Firefly, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

Firefly, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Monday 11 December, 2006

The first time I visited Firefly I loved it and vowed to become a lifelong devotee. I was just waiting for the right moment to return and tonight we had our last STC play of 2006 - Alaska & Reunion. This is the double act by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

Tonight we were welcomed like old friends and provided with a great table overlooking the boats on the Harbour. It's enough to make all your cares & worries disappear.

We each ordered a glass of the Grove Hill Sav blanc and then a selection of sharing plates from their tapas menu:

- Prosciutto wrapped haloumi, Asparagus & tomato
- Housemade gyoza style dumplings with spicy soy dipping sauce
- Crispy pork belly, spiced apple
- Salmon carpaccio, dill & cucumber yoghurt
- Lamb, pea & mint fritters

I really enjoy the food at Firefly and having tasting plates allows you to indulge in several dishes. I like the way they space every dish so you can really savour every mouthful and not feel rushed. The presentation is to be commended too...our gyoza's came to the table in a steaming basket and every other dish was presented on a different shaped plate.

We got so carried away that we decided to order dessert too:

- Eton Mess.' Savoiardi biscotti layered with strawberries, passionfruit & clotted cream
- Pashmak with rum & raisin gelato
- Firefly's traditional tiramisu

Let's just say...WOW! The pashmak on my gelato was like spun silk and reminded me of the fairy floss I enjoyed as a child.

You wouldn't think this could happen twice - but we lost track of time and had to bolt over to Wharf 1 for the play. Again, I could have stayed at Firefly all night.

Firefly - Pier Seven, 17 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay - (02) 9241 2031


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