For my birthday, hubby took me to Estelle by Scott Pickett (aka ESP). I loved the old Estelle, and wasn’t sure about what to expect at ESP. First up, the interior has definitely been upgraded – it’s dark and super modern in there, with normal table seating at the front and bar seats facing the kitchen towards the back. Service was efficient, but perhaps a bit cold. The food, was just as good as I remembered the old Estelle to be.
Highlights for me were the Moreton Bay Bug, Iberico Jamon & Melon and the Wagyu Beef, Beetroot, & Artichoke. My husband, upon tasting the Kangaroo, Egg Yolk, Saltbush dish, exclaimed that it’s the best kangaroo dish he’s ever had. The degustation is well planned and the extras (the beef and souffle) are worth it.
Without further ado, here was what we ate… (and check out the amazing dinnerware and plating!)
Smoked Wallaby & Black Rice
Cod Roe, Ink, Bottarga, and Spiced Avocado, Salt & Vinegar Potato
Kangaroo, Egg Yolk, Saltbush
Kingfish, Cucumber, Radish
Moreton Bay Bug, Iberico Jamon & Melon
Great Ocean Road Duck, Beetroot, Cherries
Wagyu Beef, Beetroot, & Artichoke
Beefsteak Tomatoes, & Woodside Goats Curd
Black Fig, Olive Oil & Basil
Coconut, Strawberry & Chocolate
Banana, Toffee Souffle with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Passionfruit, Lemon Verbena Sherbet