Brae… interesting and challenging

Brae, Brae, Brae… what can I say?  It was interesting and somewhat challenging.  When the menu has ingredients that are listed out, you never know quite what to expect and that’s exactly how the meal went down.  There were dishes of brilliance, there were dishes that had me questioning my taste (and the restaurants) and there were some dishes that for me didn’t quite hit the mark.

Don’t get me wrong, the whole experience was great.   Everything was impeccable, service was great and dishes were very pretty.  Enjoy the happy snaps!

Cucumber and lemon myrtle, brook trout and nut butter crisp, rae pea and lemon aspen tart, midnight pure potato and smoked eel sandwich.

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Tomatoes and davidson plum in a chilled crustacean broth

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Prawn, nasturium, finger lime

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Iced oyster (yeah, this was an interesting surprise.  I loved it, partner hated it.  Neither of us are big oyster fans).

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Calamari and black lip abalone, brocolli and blue mackerel (my favourite dish of the night)

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Crayfish and burnt potatoes, sunflower, milk and mustard

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Eggplant and salt grass lamb washed with sweet onion juice, fragrant and acidic plants 

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Hapuka, cured pork and mustard greens, fish roe whipped with onion

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Berkshire pork and Otway shitake, fermented cabbage and black garlic

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Plum simmered with vanilla, sheep’s milk and Brae farm honey

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Parsnip and apple

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Rhubarb and pistachio, blood and preserved blackberry

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For more info and reviews, check out Zomato:

Brae Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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