It took us a little while to find the venue (not unusual), but when we did we weren't disappointed. On the first floor of "a gym" is a light, spacious kitchen and entertainment area which has a great warehouse feel about it. We wondered in alittle early (again not unusual) and were greeted by a very friendly, welcoming host.
The Chinese starter of BBQ pulled pork bun fell apart in our mouths. The succulent meat was cooked really well and the radishes offered a nice peppery dimension. We were however a little disappointed that this did not come in a traditional bun. Nevertheless it still tasted great.
Main courses were served in the same order. Rob served rosemary and thyme risotto topped with a quail breast. The sauce of the risotto was lovely although for us the rice was slightly too aldente for our liking.
The Chinese dish of a chicken and shitake mushroom rice parcel came next. The sticky rice was well flavoured and STICKY. The chicken was cooked nicely however for us this dish didn't really work for us.
Both sides kept their deserts a secret until they were about to be served.
The eastern inspired desert was chocolate biscuits with ginger milk tea ice cream. The biscuits were delightfully thin and chocolatey which complimented the punchy ice cream perfectly. Once we demolished this we moved on to the Italian desert - a rich chocolate orange desert with a hidden treat of a rum soaked sponge finger. At first we started munching our way through the mousse thinking it was a little over powering. However the minute we mixed the sponge, mousse and cream together this desert came alive; and really really worked.