Nothing like a lazy Friday lunch at Otto with two lovely friends. Dining by Sydney's stunning harbour is one of the things I will miss when I head back to Japan shortly - but there are so many wonderful things to look forward to in Kyoto that I think I will probably cope....
The food at Otto has always been consistent and that is one of the things that keeps people coming back - but right now, it is the best I can remember it being. I really enjoyed this meal. Solid Italian flavours and a little bit of magic without too much fuss. The Wagyu liver above is a good example. Nicely seared, good flavour - a little big of zjoosh with the garnish. Really got the tastebuds going.
Pasta with truffles, egg yolk, hazelnuts... My only complaint is that I had to hare with my mates. It was stunning. I want this again. Soon.
Sticky Lamb shanks ( not the official name of this dish of course...) - I was only allowed one bite but it was GOOOOD! Love a winter's shank!
Duck with quince - gorgeous. I was very happy to be selfish with this... there was fortunately little sharing to be had - vego friends come in handy sometimes!
Corn soup with popcorn
Fancy apple tart!
Molten chocolate cake
Our pic for winning dessert - this coconut gelato - too good!
Lovely friends Fi and Finky. Thanks for a fab lunch guys. Will miss you xxx