SYDNEY FOOD BLOG: WINE AND DINING MY WAY AROUND THIS PLANET

Rockpool Bar & Grill | Sydney CBD


Posted on June 25th, by TheJugernaut in BAR, Burgers, Dessert, Dinner, DRINKS, SYDNEY. 1 Comment

Rockpool Bar & Grill | Sydney CBD

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.

rockpool_10

The waiting/bar area to the side.

rockpool-RX1

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

rockpool_9
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.

 

rockpool_8

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

rockpool_7

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.

rockpool_6

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.

rockpool_1

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

rockpool_5
Creme Caramel

Smooth, rich, flavourful. very good

rockpool_2

ChocolateĀ  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.

rockpool_3

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!

Rockpool Bar & Grill on Urbanspoon





One thought on “Rockpool Bar & Grill | Sydney CBD

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


8 − = 3

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>



From The Blog

THE LATEST

ISOS VODKA + THE COTTON THIEF | CREMORNE

The Cotton Thief is a small bar situated along military road up in Cremorne. It self describes as a convinct small bar and its...

Bondi Hardware 2nd Birthday | Bondi

Bondi Hardware, the 1st of Applejack Hospitality’s small bar/restaurant empire (also including the botanist and socal) turns 2 and they threw a bit of...

The Angry Pirate Bar | Redfern

Have you ever gone: “Oh, I really like all these themed small bars but there’s nothing for pirates” or something to that effect? So...

The Stinking Bishops | Enmore

The Stinking Bishops is Enmore’s newest hotspot, located funnily enough under a “generi” apartment complex but finished just enough with the right fitout that...

The Sandwich Hero | Glebe

The Sandwich Hero is a glebe based sandwichery that professes to defeat the hunger villian with the delivery of their sandwiches and...

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken | Sydney CBD

Hot Star. Large Fried Chicken. Something about that name. Okay. Lets eat some. Hot Star Large Fried Stuff. #eatallthefriedstuff lunch. Today, the three of...

Mr Moustache | Bondi

Located in the same complex that houses Gelato Messina Bondi, A Tavola, Burger and Ribs is the rather sexy Mr Moustache. Equal parts mexican...

Molecular Cocktail Class at Zigi’s | Chippendale

Zigi’s Art Wine and Cheese in Chippendale is a rather cool venue. Its got street art, and a palooza of cooking classes, as well...

6 States of Beer [VIC] | The Oaks

In case you missed it, The Oaks up at Neutral Bay is doing 6 States of Beer, and you coulda gotten a national passport...

The Botanist Kirribilli 1st Birthday | Kirribilli

Kirribilliā€™s first small bar and restaurant The Botanist, which is owned by Applejack Hospitality (Owners Hamish Watts and Ben Carrol) who are behind successful...

Hakata-Maru Ramen | Chinatown Sydney

Located on the top floor foodcourt of the haymarket shopping mall is Hakata-maru. They do a variety of under tenners and additional eats but...