Ever since I noticed Pomegrante’s Banquet menu, it’s been on my Wishlist to try.
It wasn’t perfect timing – I’d not long finished an amazing lunch – but I couldn’t let that deter me.
Having said that, it could have been a lacklustre appetite, the lack of good lighting, or my determination not to be too annoying to my friends, but I do have to apologise up front for the following severely sub-standard photos.
Please do use a little imagination and know that my pics don’t do justice to the quality or presentation of the dishes.
Our $62 per person banquet began with
Chilli, humus and eggplant dips with bread and assorted olives
Then came a selection of entrees…
FRITTERS Zucchini and fetta cheese fritters with garlic yoghurt dressing
CHARGRILLED FIELD MUSHROOM with rocket salad, tomato salsa and fetta cheese
CHARGRILLED QLD KING PRAWN Wrapped in thin pastry strings, served with tomato relish & tahini yoghurt
….and a variety of main dishes with a side salad
BABY HIROSHIMA KINGFISH with braised leeks and carrot
MILDLY SPICED CHICKEN BREAST sliced, served with Dijon lime mustard dressing
CHARGRILLED COWRA LAMB CUTLET
Mix of radicchio, cos lettuce heart, roquette, goat fetta cheese,walnut & tomato slice, dressed with balsamic dressing
We finished with dessert which was my highlight of the meal – a delicious…
SEKERPARE Almond, Semolina pastry soaked with honey syrup, served with Tahini Helva & Cardomon icecream
But others at my table chose a la carte so I can show you more…
Entrees a la carte
PRAWN MUSAKKA served with chargrilled eggplant, tomato relish and tarama-salata $25
BALMAIN BUG-PAN sautéed ,braised baby fennel,lemon yoghurt &shitaki mushroom $30
Sardines with panko crust
Mains a la carte
Spatchcock, marinated with mild chilli paste and spices served with baby veg & cracked wheat pilaf $33
Chargrilled Cowra lamb cutlets, served with Saffron Cous Cous $33
Baby Hiromasa Kingfish with braised leeks and carrot and Dijon mustard dressing $33
WAGYU BEEF SIRLOIN with mash potato, exotic mushrooms, beef jus & truffle mushroom puree $36
Slow cooked lamb shoulder
MIXED NUT ICECREAM with cinnamon crunch and caramel sauce $14
Everyone enjoyed what they’d ordered.
But I think, as the standout for me were the seafood and fish dishes and the desserts, next time I’d skip the banquet (great value that it is) and order a la carte.
Lovely decor and excellent service.