Its like a temple in here. You’ll be in awe. The lofty space, the dark marble and opulence. Its wow. Intimate lighting, professional professional service.

So we got invited to a dining+tech showcase by Sony. Hosted by a rather switched on commmunity manager Jamie, it was a great evening of future tech (and no, PS4 wasn’t here) and fine dining. And yes, it was superlative and rockpool bar+grill is quite an amazing place to come have a drink and eat.

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The waiting/bar area to the side.

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All food photographs taken with the Sony Full Frame RX1. Haven’t used it before so I just ran with it as something cool to do while checking out their nifty new tech. I popped my memory card in and it truly is an amazing camera.

 

Entrees

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Tuna Tartare, moroccan eggplant and cumin mayonaisse.
Super delicious, complex flavours and the eggplant base went amazingly with the fish. You’d be happy just with this dish.

 

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Here it is on the plate. just a delightful starter.

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Fried Calamari with Romesco. Expected to see asian styled calamari so was suprised when this showed. The Romesco is blended in with slivers of chilli and other aromats.

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Roasted Market Fish in Crazy Water and Aioli. Perfectly cooked fish, the crazy water was full of flavour and together, this was an outstanding main.

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Wood fire Grilled Steak with Modern Bernaise. Perfect medium Rare. Mash is also fantastic

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Creme Caramel

Smooth, rich, flavourful. very good

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Chocolate  Caramel Macadamia, milk and dark shortbreads. I originally ordered this but changed my mind when I read shortbread but then this showed up for my companion and I felt a twinge of envy. Rich and luxuriant.

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Catherine’s Passionfruit Pavlova. This was what I went for instead and it is pretty spot on. The passionfruit cream sat on the meringue and it was also fairly sizeable. Not overtly sugary/tart, light, tasty and incredible to eat.

This was a complimentary meal but the focus wasn’t the food but the tech at the event. A community orientated event in which users got a glimpse into the future of Sony Products (I was sold on their new pro Haswell laptop – it really was amazing. ordering one). I used to shoot with a SONY RX100 before I misplaced it in a cab so it was great to get my hand on the full frame RX1 (super desirable from a tech point of view, with a pricetag to match – does great macros – considering I’ve never used the camera before). The food at Rockpool bar and grill was outstanding, finessed and the venue is a temple to great taste. I googled the prices and I really don’t actually think its that pricey either – considering the tabs that I’ve had at other places and the meal. Its a special occasion feed but you’ll be loving it.

Thanks Sony!

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