When you’ve been together for almost a decade, you might think that you start to slip in the department of what to do for your anniversary. But not us!
For our 9 year anniversary, we decided to go to Eureka 89 for dinner. On the 89th floor of the Eureka building, it’s got a fine dining restaurant with amazing 360 degree viewers of Melbourne city.
And what a view it is!
As soon as we got to the restaurant, we spent time taking photos and taking in the view. It was truly spectacular.
We got a seat on the west side of the building so we could see the sun setting. However, being summer and having to take the 5.45pm session, we didn’t actually get to see the sunset.
The menu appears to be seasonal. The dinner is a set menu of either four courses for $110 or six courses for $150. We decided on having the four courses.
You can also choose to have the matching wines, but being pregnant I skipped on this option.
The staff were very attentive and had great customer service. They gave us a seat with a nice view, they chatted to us at various times during our meal, and they even wrote a happy anniversary message on our dessert!
The only thing is they did forget about making/bringing out my second mock tail but when they remembered they quickly made it and brought it out.
I was pleasantly surprised that on the drinks menu there was a menu with three mocktails to choose from there were mocktail options for me so I didn’t feel like I missed out.
The mocktail was so good it almost tasted like a real cocktail. It was sweet and summary and it was a delicious start to the evening.
The second mocktail took a while to come out, and when it came I was a bit disappointed. It honestly just tasted like orange juice. So it wasn’t anything special.
The third cocktail on the menu was a mango one. Anyone who knows me, knows how I feel about mangoes – yuck! So I stayed away from that one.
Buttermilk Ricotta with Kohlrabi, Apple Salad and Nori Yuzokosho
The first course on the regular menu is meant to be Hiramasa Kingfish with Sweet Ginger, Apple and Fennel Pollen. However, being pregnant, I opted for the vegetarian option. This is because the kingfish was like sashimi.
The vegetarian alternative is very similar to the meat version and is presented in a similar style. It was very fresh and felt like a nice start to a four course meal.
Rannoch Quail with Carrots, Mead and Muntari Berries
Quail is always one of my go to entrees when eating out so I was very happy to try this dish. Surprisingly, the quail was deboned – I’m used to having a bone in the quail so it was nice to have a piece of quail without bone. It was also cooked perfectly.
The Muntari berries were an interesting combination with the quail. They tasted like currants and was a combination I hadn’t tasted with quail before. But when it was combined with the carrots, it all made sense.
Southern Ranges Beef with Confit Shallots, Pea Cream, Beef Dashi
The chef was able to cook my beef more on the medium well side to cater for me being pregnant. T’s beef was cooked more towards medium.
The beef was a small but thick cut of meat. It was juicy and tender and all the accompanying sides and sauces were a delicious compliment.
The was a large piece of onion that was rolled up and stuffed with all these little juice surprises, and on puréed peas. When it was combined with the beef in one mouthful it was just delicious!
There was also some bubble looking thing on top of the beef. I have no idea what it was but to my surprise it was crunchy. This is what gave the extra extra to the dis. No idea what it was but I liked it!
Driscoll Berries with Meringue, Honeycomb, and Lemon Myrtle
This was definitely one of the best restaurant desserts I’ve ever had. It is very much like an Eton Mess style dessert.
The combination of the sorbet, meringue and berries was just mouthwatering. It was sweet yet light, and the perfect finish to the four course meal.
Rating of Restaurant
Atmosphere: 4.5/5 | Service: 4.5/5 | Taste: 5/5 | Presentation: 5/5 | Value for Money: 4.5/5
Have you been to Eureka 89 before? What’s your favourite meal on the menu? Let me know in the comments section!
Bye for now,
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