dinner club 2013 january | love.fish rozelle

I’m a little behind with my recaps of our Jacksons/Williams Dinner Club expeditions.

This is the fourth year we’ve been doing dinner club and it’s still super fun and at a minimum a monthly scheduled catch-up with our favourite couple.

We each take a turn picking the venue monthly, starting off with my pick for January 2013….

love.fish | Rozelle

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And love fish they do! The blackboard has a list of all the fish they love; all sustainably caught from local spots such as Ulladulla (flathead), Palmers Island (mulloway), North Coast NSW & South Australia (kingfish), Wallis Lake (prawns) & Sydney (oysters).

Now I must apologize because I’ve gone and lost all but 3 (inc front pic above) of my photos from the night. These were the ones I shared on Instagram so I could fortunately reuse them!

As we traditionally do, we shared entrees and sides and desserts.

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This divine pretty little plate is of my entree; hiramasa kingfish carpaccio with shellfish oil and pink grapefruit. The sweetness of the thinly sliced fish is a little overpowered with the tartness of the pink grapefruit but the shellfish oil does a good job balancing out the sweet/tart combo. With it’s decoration of micro-herbs it just looks delightful too!

We also order:

  • 4 camden haven rock oysters
  • crispy wallis lake school prawns with aioli & lemon
  • polenta chips with tuna aioli, tomato jam & celery salt

lovefishchips Polenta Chips: picture borrowed from [here]

For mains we have;

  • NSW beer battered sand whiting
  • Huon crispy skin salmon
  • Spencer Gulf prawns grilled with olive oil, garlic, parsley & lemon
  • WA grilled Cone Bay barramundi

served with sides of steamed green beans, cabbage & parsley salad with sherry vinaigrette, roasted kipflers with rosemary sea salt and a bottle of Hahndorf Hill SA pinot grigio.

Then for dessert…..(at this stage of the night Michelle Bridges who was sitting at the table next to us had departed so we didn’t feel bad about ordering dessert!!!!)

IMG_20130130_213028 (1) This picture does not do this dessert justice.
It was one of the best damn desserts I’ve ever eaten.
And that verdict was unanimous!
Banoffee Pie with chocolate & banana.

This little fish diner is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Best to book as it’s always busy with locals and rightly so. The perfectly simple and well cooked seafood with a sustainable message is just as their tagline states; the fish bar with a green heart.

lovefish love.fish | 580 Darling St, Rozelle

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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