Saturday, April 21, 2007

Ripples Cafe

Viv thought it'd be a nice idea to catch up after work for dinner, it was also a chance to show her friend Emily (who's over from HK) around Sydney. So after work on Friday a few of us caught the train to Milson's point for dinner at Ripples Cafe.

Trish, Emily, Emily, Viv, Jee

Starters

Garlic bread with a tomato fondue $8.5
natural oysters with ponzu dressing $3.2 ea

The garlic bread was really different, as opposed to having crushed garlic throughout the bread caramelised whole garlic pieces was baked into the top leaving a rather sweet taste. We all agreed that the tomato fondue was nice but we would have preferred a good butter instead.
Mains

szechuan tuna and soba noodle salad $29


pan seared john dory on crushed kipflers, saffron pernod sauce $29
pan seared kingfish, sweet pea risotto cake, lemon butter sauce $29
The mains were lovely, the sauces complimented the dishes well and the crispy texture of the sweet pea risotto cake deserves an extra thumbs up. The portions were a decent size so side dishes were not necessary.
Dessert
Chris's famous chocolate and honeycomb cheesecake, fairy floss $12
coconut, lime and lemongrass creme brulee 12

The fairy floss on the cheese cake was a great idea, the white stringy fluffy texture reminded us of dragon bearded candy. I was a little disappointed with the brulee, the texture was perfect but the lemongrass flavour was really strong and overpowered the dessert. Having said that if you are a fan of lemongrass then this the perfect dessert for you.
We did come here expecting a fabulous view, however in the dark there isn't much to see. We definitely recommend this place for a lunch, the day time view of the water would be amazing!

After dinner we said goodbye to Trish & Jee and the three of us walked to the wharf to catch the ferry back to Circular Quay. We stopped outside Luna Park and Viv thought that it'd be a good idea to try a few jumping shots, 4 attempts later (and absolutely laughing our heads off) Viv finally turned to me and said "You're not very good at this are you =P". It felt so good to act like an absolute idiot, we're never too old to have a bit of fun.


Viv & Emily showing me how it's done.

We waited for over 45 minutes and to our disappointment the ferry never showed! We ended up catching the Train back to Circular Quay and stopped for a few drinks at Opera Bar. At 11:00-11:30? I was ready to call it a night and said goodbye to the girls as they headed over to Darling Harbour.


Ripples Café
Olympic Drive
Milsons Point NSW 2061
p: 02 9929 7722

2 comments:

Vivien said...

HAHA looking at the jumping photos, I don't think I can really talk re jumping technique.. thanks for coming out, I had a really good time despite the overly long (and ultimately unsuccessful!) ferry wait! will we do it again? "....perhaps" ;)

PiCkLeS said...

Viv: trust me you did a lot better than i...i think i needed more umpf! It was such good weather A nice way to wind down the week. ROFL at the 'perhaps' line....i was going to try throw that in somewhere.