Note: I will be editing and adding on stuff because I was tipsy while writing this last night.
Jay told me to pick a restaurant – and I was without my Good Food Guide. I did remember Gala as a surprising find for a
18 17.5/20 rating- for I never heard anyone talk about it.
What to expect:
Hearty fine dining in a far from crowded restaurant with old world, respectful and great service. Hans, the owner, trains his staff such that they always serve on my right and makes sure the table is cleaned before serving dessert. The food is more French than Modern Australia. I can now answer questions about where to go if you have foie gras and truffles.
We sent off the Owner of the restaurant to prepare an entree quickly since Jay was starving so badly he was almost fainting. Take note of the bread in the picture. It was all made in house. The herb butter was amazing. It is also made in house by the Hans wife and chef, Marianne.
Looking oily and tired after work, a romantic dinner was the sweetest thing. I have to give credit to Jay for making the effort even though he was dead tired. I feel like I’m falling in love with him all over again!
My entree: Fresh tuna prepared as a tartare and served with watermelon, basil, sesame snaps and fried noodlee things. It was yum! The tuna is fresher than Matsuri’s sashimi! Shame on Matsuri that’s supposed to be Japanese and therefore FRESH. No no.. this was much lovelier. This is also probably the cheapest entree they have seeing that it is $28 and I didn’t see anything on the main menu below $29.
Jay’s entree that could have really been my main: Scallops served on a gnocchi with a vegetable type sauce. It was really tasty – I highly recommend it, Jay recommends it and the good food guide does too!
While waiting for the main, I snap some pictures while Jay and I laugh away. I feel so sorry that he had to go back to work after this.
Ahh… the main is here. I had the pork cheek and loin in cafe latte sauce that I read about in the good food guide. The orange balls are carrots cooked in aniseed and something else special. The white foam you see is like the foam off a cappucino. It also has pork crackle in there. Lovely.
Jay’s main: Salmon in a crispy skin roll served with Kingfisher and watermelon. I like both but I prefer the salmon. It was light and not cooked all the way to the center. So good!
We tried to fool around a little before having dessert but alas! We were toooo full.
Can’t believe I wrote that – haha! What I meant was, we decided to try and let the food go down by having conversation so as to make an attempt at having dessert but we were just tooo full. God, things we say when we’re drunk.
Here’s the damage, just only $ 200 for that much food!
Also… If I could fit one more thing in my stomach, I would try their crepes! They make it in front of you too but that’s for another time!